Electronic Recycling and Donations

According to the EPA, over 300 million pounds of computer products are disposed of each year in the US, and only 18% of them are recycled. Also, around 80 % of the e-waste in the U.S. is exported to Asia and Africa. Electronic products are made from valuable resources, including precious and other metals, engineered plastics, glass, and other materials, all of which require energy to source and manufacture. On average, Major computer makers currently recycling rate just 9 percent of products, according to GreenPeace. But there are ways to combat this excessive waste, through recycling and donations of used computer and electronic equipment. In fact, recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 US homes in a year.

We have complied information about recycling and donations programs in different areas, so that you can take advantage of the opportunity to recycle or donate in your area.

Donation and Recycling Centers By Area

Downtown Atlanta Area

Donation Location:

Mr. Kenyada’s Neighborhood

Atlanta, GA

Phone: (770) 981-8065

Web Address: http://kenyada.com/PC2people.htm

Notes: Accepts Pentium class computers. Mr. Kenyada’s Neighborhood is nonprofit organization that recycles Pentium-class computers and refurbishes them to give to disadvantaged children

Recycling Location:

Grady-Midtown Computer Donation and Recycling

Grady High School Parking Lot

Parking lot on 8th Street between Charles Allen and Monroe

Every third Saturday of the Month 8am to 4pm

North Metro Atlanta

Donation Location:

Lekotek

http://www.lekotekga.org/default.htm

Locations in Duluth, Roswell and Kennesaw. Website shows locations: http://www.lekotekga.org/locations.htm

Peggy McWilliams handles all donations. She can be reached at 404-633-3430.

Notes: Accepts CD-ROM, flat screen monitors and computers that are Pentium 3’s or above. Non-profit organization that provides assistance and program services for children with disabilities and special needs that face challenges interacting with family members and participating in school community activities.

Recycling Location:

CloudBlue Technologies, Inc.

1887 McFarland Road

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Phone: (678) 317-4210

Web Address: http://www.cloudblue.com

Hours of Operation: 8:00am-5:30pm

South Metro Atlanta

Donation and Recycling Location:

TECH CORPS Georgia

M-F 9am to 3pm, Sat 9am to 1pm

3040 Millers Road

Atlanta, GA 30315

(770) 987-4587

http://www.techcorpsga.org/

Computer Donations: Accepts donations that are Pentium II or higher.

Computer Recycling: This site accepts computers, monitors, printers, and computer peripherals. A donation may be requested for older or non-working models.

East Metro Atlanta

Donation Location:

New Way of Life Ministries

3065 Midway Road

Decatur, GA 30032

Contact Mr. Shawn at 404-934-3176

Note: Accepts most all computer and electronic related donations. Non-profit organization that provides services to disadvantaged people in the Atlanta area, including feeding the poor and homeless and life skills training. They also run a men’s transitional home. They are trying to setup a computer lab to provide computer access and to assist with life skills training, for example resume creation.

Recycling Locations:

Jacob’s Well Inc.

4559 Granite Dr.

Tucker, GA 30058

Phone: (770) 493-8810

Web Address: http://www.jacobwell.com

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday: 9-5pm Saturday 10-2pm

Note: You can arrange for pickup on bulk items.

5R Processors, Ltd.

2445 Stone Mountain Lithonia Road

Lithonia, GA 30058

Web Address: http://www.5rprocessors.com/

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30 am- 4 pm

Items Accepted: This site accepts CD ROMs, modems, hard drives, floppy, keyboards, laptops, mice, monitors, printers, copy and fax machines, telephone system, etc. All products that are unable to be refurbished are sent to their recycling center in Ladysmith, WI.

North of Metro Atlanta

Recycling Location:

ACC Landfill

5700 Lexington Road

Athens, GA 30605

(706) 613-3512

Website: http://www.acc-recycle.org/recycling_reduction.htm

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Items Accepted: Computer Monitors, Computer Peripherals, CPUs, Printers/Scanners, Keyboards, Fax Machines, Answering Machines, Radios, Cell phones, Cable Receivers, Satellite Receivers, Laptops, Floppy Drives, ZIP Drives, Modems, DVD Players, VCRs, Calculators, Typewriters, Cameras, Pagers, Telephones, Stereos/Speakers. No TVs are accepted for recycling.

South of Metro Atlanta

Donation Location:

Lekotek

Southside Satellite

118 B Governor’s Square

Fayetteville, GA 30215

Peggy McWilliams handles all donations. She can be reached at 404-633-3430.

Notes: Accepts CD-ROM, Flat screen monitors and computers that are Pentium 3’s or above. Non-profit organization that provides assistance and program services for children with disabilities and special needs that face challenges interacting with family members and participating in school community activities.

Recycling Locations:

DeKalb County Sanitation Division

Seminold Road Landfill

4203 Clevelmont Road

Ellenwood, GA

Telephone (404) 244-4842

Hours of Operation: M – F: 8AM – 5PM; Saturday: 8am-4pm

http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/beautiful/recycling_electronics.html

Atlanta Computer Liquidation Co.

Forest Park, GA 30297

M-Thur 9am-3pm

(404) 767-9288

http://www.atlantacomputer.net

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm

This site buys and refurbishes whole computer systems, components, printers, network and telecommunications equipment from business and individuals. Please contact first for details.

TeleCycle, LLC

M-Thur 9am-3pm

5286 Georgia Highway 85, Suite 300

Forest Park, GA 30297

http://www.telecycle.com/

Accepts computer donations and recycling. No monitors accepts.

City of Decatur

Twice a year, in October and March, the city holds an Electronics Recycling Day.

HP

All HP Products – http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/recycling/product-recycling.html

LG

LG offers consumers free take back and recycling of any product, such as television, monitors, TV/VCR or TV/DVD combos, DVD players as along as the product is LG, Zenith or Goldstar brand. Consumers can drop off up to 5 items at any one time for free. They have an extraordinary amount of locations available for drop off.

 

Large Quantities:

U.S. Micro Corporation

7000 Highlands Pkwy SE, Suite 160

Smyrna, GA 30082

(770) 437-0706

http://www.usmicrocorp.com/

Please call to schedule drop-off.

M-F 8am-5pm

Disclaimer:

Atlanta I.T. Service and its member companies and associations make no guarantee, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this webpage. A listing on this webpage does not represent or imply endorsement by Atlanta I.T. Service, its member companies, and allied associations of any of the practices of these organizations, nor does it imply certification or liability for these organizations.

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