Electronic Recycling and Donations (Updated 2022)
Electronics donation and recycling is a great way to help conserve resources and natural materials. It is important to make sure you are donating and/or recycling electronics safely and correctly.
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 Green Peace. 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
Atlanta Area & East Side
6510 Jimmy Carter Blvd Suite A, Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: (404) 295-9220
Web Address: https://www.ewasteeplanet.com/
Our processes at eWaste ePlanet ensure all electronics are recycled to R2 standards, and we offer complimentary data destruction on all data bearing devices A current list of items accepted is available here https://www.ewasteeplanet.com/about-us/items-we-accept
Atlanta Area & West Side
2989 Humphries Hill Rd, Austell, GA 30106
Phone: (888) 801-3497
Web Address: https://regencytechnologies.com
Regency recycles more than 3 million assets every year and that’s over 150 million lbs. of end-of-use electronics annually! Mechanical shredding systems enable them to handle all electronics, regardless of the volume or type of assets.
City of Decatur
HP offers consumers and business customers a take back and recycling of most products, such as monitors, computers, printers and consumables. HP Recycling Portal
Staples accepts a wide range of electronics for recycling, even most rechargeable batteries at no cost.
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.
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.