How Can You Find Out Where to Recycle Your Electronics?


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Visit official city websites, relevant state department websites or the websites of recycling agencies or electronic retailers to find locations to recycle electronics. Some organizations and agencies have drop-off locations, whereas others accept mail-in electronics. Some also accept working electronic items as donations.

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Many cities, such as the City of Middletown, Connecticut, provide special guidelines for electronic recycling. The City Recycling Center enables residents to recycle telephones, typewriters, speakers, microwaves and other electronics for free. Alternatively, visit state websites to find information regarding drop-off locations. For example, the State of Connecticut, which bans the disposal of certain electronic items, provides a list of drop-off locations by town on the website of its Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Green Monster E-Cycling is a recycling company that recycles various electronic materials. The company's website provides drop-off location information and a list of items it accepts. The company also provides select pick-up services.

Staples provides a few options for recycling used electronics.The company recycles laptops, wireless routers, battery backup devices, ink and toner cartridges, and other electronics, as of 2015. Customers may also participate in technology trade-ins. Certain items are not acceptable, such as old televisions, floor model copiers and printers, appliances, and large servers.

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