How to recycle electronics in Arizona

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Wondering how to recycle electronics you no longer use or need? We’ve collected a list of resources that can help. Please check websites for drop-off or collection times and any conditions that apply (some are for specific city residents only, some accept specific equipment only, some require a small fee).

Desert Computer Solutions, old computer equipment, recycle e-waste
Photo courtesy of Desert Computer Solutions.

Where to recycle electronics (or e-waste)

AZ StRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology) teaches students to refurbish useable equipment, and WesTech Recyclers will recycle the rest.

Best Buy offers an electronics recycling program.

Desert Computer Solutions comes to your location to pick up products and disassemble them into basic components, which are then sent to appropriate processing facilities. Will recycle: desktop computers, tablet PCs, laptops, copiers, projectors, smartphones, hard drives, networking equipment, laptop batteries, cables, printers, computer accessories, monitors and more.

Fountain Hills partners with Westech Recyclers to provide electronics recycling events for Town residents. Westech accepts computers, computer monitors, copiers, faxes, telecommunication equipment, medical equipment (no bio-waste), household batteries, video recorders, cameras, cable TV boxes and a variety of other electronic equipment.

The City of Goodyear offers a year-round electronics drop-off site for Goodyear residents. Residents can place their electronics (defined as “anything with a circuit board”) in the designated container at the Waste Management White Tanks Transfer Station, located at the southeast corner of Perryville Rd. and McDowell Rd. Residents have access to the container from 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday and 7am to noon on Saturday.

City of Phoenix residents can bring computers, laptops, TVs, monitors, or anything else with a power cord in any condition to: 1526 E Washington St. in Phoenix. This is a free service for Phoenix residents, but a small fee is charged for disposal of CRT monitors and televisions.

Quill.com recycles ink and toner.

R3eWaste is an R2-certified, zero-landfill company with a processing facility in Phoenix. They provide free pick-up for businesses, and their facility is open for residential drop-offs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. R3 recycles most electronics — including computers, servers, laptops, tablets, notebooks, iPads, keyboards, cords, wires, cables, computer mice, cell phones and telephones, printers, scanners, fax machines, ink and toner cartridges, stereos and speakers, flat-panel televisions, cameras, video cameras, CDs, DVDs and fluorescent light bulbs. Kitchen appliances are NOT accepted. See the full list of accepted items here or call 602-314-6061.

The City of Scottsdale offers e-waste collection events for residents. Be prepared to show proof of residency in the form of a picture I.D. and, either a City utility bill or a rent receipt. No commercial materials will be accepted.

Staples recycles laptops, wireless routers and other hardware — plus ink and toner.

Verizon’s HopeLine program turns no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide.

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