Computers, TVs & Electronics - Household Waste Guide

Takeback Program

All manufacturers whose computers and televisions are sold to households and small businesses in Michigan are required to have free and convenient takeback recycling programs available to consumers. The take-back program descriptions included in this document are taken directly from the electronic device manufacturer registration forms found at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/dnre-sw-List_Registered_Manufacturers_311892_7.pdf.

Takeback Program Descriptions by Brand

Select the brand of your computer or television to find information about the take-back recycling program provided by the manufacturer. Any television brand, including those not listed below, can go back to any take-back program.

Kent County Programs

Household computers and small consumer electronics can be recycled to help divert some of the potentially hazardous substances and recyclable materials from the landfill.

  Company Location Phone

Information

Kent County Recycling
& Education Center
977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids
616.336.2467 Open Mon - Fri
7:30am - 4pm

There is no cost for individuals to recycle the following items at this facility:
Circuit boards, Computers (Desktops, Laptops, Main Frames, Tablets), Docking stations, routers, Hard Drives Internal, external disk drives, Keyboards and mice, Modems Monitors (flat screens and CRTs, any size), Networking equipment, PDAs (Blackberrys, Palm Pilots, iPhones), Power cords, cables, wires, Printers, scanners, Ram/Memory, Servers, server racks, Speakers, Tape back-ups, UPS Battery back-ups, Air cleaners, humidifiers, Batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Lithium-Ion, Ni-Cad, Nickel Metal Hydride, Zinc, Oxide, Mercury Lead Acid, Etc.), Cellular telephones, Copiers, DVD players and VCRs, Fax machines, Gaming systems, GPS Units, iPods, MP3 players, Ink and toner cartridges, Microwaves, Medical Equipment (non-hazardous), Power tools (electric only), Projectors, Radios, stereos and CD players, Telephone Systems, answering machines, Televisions (intact, compete TV sets only please), Various media (floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, memory sticks, VHS tapes, movie reels), miscellaneous small appliances (coffee pot, blender, alarm clock, iron, curling iron, etc.)

Does not accept: large appliances or those containing Freon or another refrigerant (dehumidifier, air conditioner, refrigerator, freezer) See disposal options for these items here)

North Kent Recycle
& Transfer Station
2908 Ten Mile Rd
Rockford
616.866.5070 Open Mon - Sat
7:30am - 5pm

There is no cost for individuals to recycle the following items at this facility:
Circuit boards, Computers (Desktops, Laptops, Main Frames, Tablets), Docking stations, routers, Hard Drives Internal, external disk drives, Keyboards and mice, Modems Monitors (flat screens and CRTs, any size), Networking equipment, PDAs (Blackberrys, Palm Pilots, iPhones), Power cords, cables, wires, Printers, scanners, Ram/Memory, Servers, server racks, Speakers, Tape back-ups, UPS Battery back-ups, Air cleaners, humidifiers, Batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Lithium-Ion, Ni-Cad, Nickel Metal Hydride, Zinc, Oxide, Mercury Lead Acid, Etc.), Cellular telephones, Copiers, DVD players and VCRs, Fax machines, Gaming systems, GPS Units, iPods, MP3 players, Ink and toner cartridges, Microwaves, Medical Equipment (non-hazardous), Power tools (electric only), Projectors, Radios, stereos and CD players, Telephone Systems, answering machines, Televisions (intact, compete TV sets only please), Various media (floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, memory sticks, VHS tapes, movie reels), miscellaneous small appliances (coffee pot, blender, alarm clock, iron, curling iron, etc.)

Does not accept: large appliances or those containing Freon or another refrigerant (dehumidifier, air conditioner, refrigerator, freezer) See disposal options for these items here)

South Kent Landfill 10300 South Kent Drive SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616.877.4092 Open Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5pm
Sat 7:30am - 3:30pm

There is no cost for individuals to recycle the following items at this facility:
Circuit boards, Computers (Desktops, Laptops, Main Frames, Tablets), Docking stations, routers, Hard Drives Internal, external disk drives, Keyboards and mice, Modems Monitors (flat screens and CRTs, any size), Networking equipment, PDAs (Blackberrys, Palm Pilots, iPhones), Power cords, cables, wires, Printers, scanners, Ram/Memory, Servers, server racks, Speakers, Tape back-ups, UPS Battery back-ups, Air cleaners, humidifiers, Batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Lithium-Ion, Ni-Cad, Nickel Metal Hydride, Zinc, Oxide, Mercury Lead Acid, Etc.), Cellular telephones, Copiers, DVD players and VCRs, Fax machines, Gaming systems, GPS Units, iPods, MP3 players, Ink and toner cartridges, Microwaves, Medical Equipment (non-hazardous), Power tools (electric only), Projectors, Radios, stereos and CD players, Telephone Systems, answering machines, Televisions (intact, compete TV sets only please), Various media (floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, memory sticks, VHS tapes, movie reels), miscellaneous small appliances (coffee pot, blender, alarm clock, iron, curling iron, etc.)

Does not accept: large appliances or those containing Freon or another refrigerant (dehumidifier, air conditioner, refrigerator, freezer) See disposal options for these items here)

Goodwill Retail
& Donation Centers
    Free program for consumers to reuse and recycle unwanted electronics. Bring your unwanted new or used technology to any local Goodwill store or donation center (listed below), and Goodwill will refurbish or recycle the equipment. Note: remove all data from your hard drive before donating.
icon Alternative Community Training     Employs more than 55 employees who erase and repackage donated videocassettes and floppy disks at ACT's headquarters and production floor.
icon GreenDisk   800.305.DISK Technotrash Pack-IT service
Comprenew

629 Ionia Avenue
Grand Rapids

1454 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids

616.451.4480


616.243.5310

There is no cost for individuals to recycle the following items at this facility:
Circuit boards, Computers (Desktops, Laptops, Main Frames, Tablets), Docking stations, routers, Hard Drives Internal, external disk drives, Keyboards and mice, Modems Monitors (flat screens and CRTs, any size), Networking equipment, PDAs (Blackberrys, Palm Pilots, iPhones), Power cords, cables, wires, Printers, scanners, Ram/Memory, Servers, server racks, Speakers, Tape back-ups, UPS Battery back-ups, Air cleaners, humidifiers, Batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, Lithium-Ion, Ni-Cad, Nickel Metal Hydride, Zinc, Oxide, Mercury Lead Acid, Etc.), Cellular telephones, Copiers, DVD players and VCRs, Fax machines, Gaming systems, GPS Units, iPods, MP3 players, Ink and toner cartridges, Microwaves, Medical Equipment (non-hazardous), Power tools (electric only), Projectors, Radios, stereos and CD players, Telephone Systems, answering machines, Televisions (intact, compete TV sets only please), Various media (floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, memory sticks, VHS tapes, movie reels), miscellaneous small appliances (coffee pot, blender, alarm clock, iron, curling iron, etc.)

Does not accept: large appliances or those containing Freon or another refrigerant (dehumidifier, air conditioner, refrigerator, freezer) See disposal options for these items here)

Valley City Electronic Recycling

2929 32nd Street
Kentwood 49512

616.855.1090
 
icon In The Image 1823 Division S.
Grand Rapids
616.456.6150 In The Image links gently used clothing, housewares, furniture and appliances with families in need in a manner that enhances dignity, embraces choice & encourages participation and builds a community of diversity. *Please note: Electronics must be in good working condition.
icon CellPhoneBank.org   866.290.7864 The 911 Cell Phone Bank was created to provide an ongoing and readily available source of 911 emergency cell phones and funds to meet unexpected and urgent needs of participating law enforcement and affiliated victims services agencies.
 
Staples Staples makes it easy for customers to recycle e–waste by simply bringing their used computers, monitors, laptops, and desktop printers, faxes and all–in–ones to any U.S. Staples store. They also have options for for recycling ink and toner cartridges, cell phones and other personal electronics, and rechargeable batteries. See their website or stores for details.
Office Depot Office Depot stores across the country are now offering a low cost recycling service for consumer electronics including everything from your computer to your digital camera and small televisions that will fit in the box. See their website or stores for details.
Costco Trade in or recycle your old electronic equipment. The Trade-In Program is available to all customers of Costco who elect to trade in or recycle any qualifying consumer electronic product currently offered by the program. Based on the configuration and condition of your item, Costco will offer to purchase your item at the value displayed by the trade-in value estimator. You can use the online Value Estimator to display your potential trade-in value or send an item in for direct recycle.
RadioShack The RadioShack Online Trade-In Program allows customers to exchange used, portable electronics for a RadioShack gift card.
Sams Club EcoNEW allows anyone to redeem their unwanted electronics for a Samís Club gift card, the value of which is determined by the quantity and quality of electronics traded in. The program accepts most consumer electronics and office equipment. Program officials stated that all electronics collected will be processed domestically, with a no-landfill guarantee. Items will be evaluated for re-use or re-sale before being disassembled for recycling.
Best Buy Free recycling drop-off kiosks just inside the door of every single U.S. Best Buy store, are available for consumers to drop off old cell phones, rechargeable batteries, and ink-jet cartridges at no cost. Best Buy hosts and/or sponsors a series of weekend recycling events at its store parking lots across the U.S.
icon Verizon Wireless

Accepts cell phones and tablets of any make and model from any carrier. You can receive a Verizon Wireless Virtual Gift Card if your device qualifies, or you can donate it to HopeLine® from Verizon, a program that provides support to victims and survivors of domestic violence.