Computers & Electronics

Computers & Electronics


Computers and electronics can be recycled, but not in your curbside recycling cart or bin.

Most electronics contain valuable metals that can be recovered through a special drop-off recycling program. Items that can be recycled include desktops, towers, laptops, monitors, keyboards and peripherals, printers, modems, tablets, e-readers, telecom devices, networking equipment, cables, cell phones, ear buds and video game systems.

Residents can recycle unwanted computer equipment and peripherals at their city service department. Many of the 59 communities in Cuyahoga County offer year-round collection and recycling of computer equipment for their residents. Some hold seasonal collection events, typically in the spring or fall. Find details for your community. Most communities recycle computer equipment through RET3 job corp., a nonprofit computer recycler located on the east side of Cleveland.

Other electronics can be recycled through local e-waste companies and at retail locations. Best Buy and Staples allow customers to drop-off items in store for free. Small personal electronics (phones, tablets, GPS) can be dropped off for recycling at the Solid Waste District.

Republic Services offers a pre-paid Electronics Recycling Mail-Back Program, especially for items containing rechargeable batteries.

Televisions can be recycled for a fee. Learn more about televisions.

Looking to recycle other items? Use the "What Do I Do With?" search engine at the top of every page.

Are you a business? Businesses can see a list of computer and e-waste recyclers in our
Business Recycling Directory.

The locations listed below accept donations of good, working, usable electronics to maintain their facilities or help the organization's mission.

Televisions

Televisions


Do not put televisions and other electronics in your curbside recycling.

In Ohio, there is no ban on placing televisions and electronics in the regular trash but recycling options do exist. Best Buy stores will recycle tube TVs (up to 28”), flat panel TVs (LCD, plasma, LED, smaller than 50") and portable TVs for a $25 fee per item. Many other types of electronics equipment are free. There is a limit of three TVs per household per day. Visit www.bestbuy.com/recycling.

UPCOMING COLLECTION EVENTS: The Solid Waste District holds seasonal collection events for televisions. There may be a fee for this service. In 2022, TV collection events will be held in March and October. Register here for the upcoming event or send an email for more information.

If you choose not to recycle your television, it can be placed in the regular trash for disposal. Check with your city service department or waste hauler for details about bulk waste collection. Depending on the size of the item, you may be required to take your television to a waste transfer station for disposal.

Learn more about recycling computers, mobile devices and other electronics.

Businesses with TVs or other electronics can recycle the items via local specialized companies. See a list in our Business Recycling Directory.