Recycle Computers and Electronics Right

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. 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.

The locations listed below accept donations of good, working, usable electronics to maintain their facilities or help the organization's mission. See the Business Locations tab for a list of area e-waste recyclers.

Another Chance of Ohio

Applewood Centers

Art House, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Common Threads

Early Childhood Enrichment Center

Easter Seals of Northern Ohio

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