Electronics Recycling

Most electronics contain valuable materials that can be recycled (at special drop-offs–NOT your recycling bin) such as copper, silver, and gold.  Some electronics even contain materials that are hazardous like lead and mercury and need to be kept out of landfills.

Examples of Consumer Electronics

Home Office Items
Circuit Boards
Computers – desktops, laptops, main frames or tablets
Copiers (residential only)
External disk drives
Keyboard and mice
Fax machines
Ink and toner cartridges
Modems
Monitors (flat screens only)
Networking equipment
Printers (residential only)
Ram or memory
Routers
Scanners
Servers and server racks
Projectors
Memory sticks or thumbdrives

Communications Equipment
Answering machines
Cell phones – blackberrys, palm pilots, iPhones
Telephone systems
Pagers
Two-way Radios
Entertainment Devices
Camcorders
MP3 Players
Docking Stations
iPods
DVD Players & VCRs
Gaming Systems
Radios, stereos, CD players
Speakers
Televisions (flatscreen only)<br

Small Household Machines
Air cleaners
Blender (no glass or plastic pitcher)
Coffee Pots (no glass pot)
Fans
Humidifiers (NO dehumidifiers)
Microwaves
Hand and stand mixers
Televisions
Toasters
Toner Cartridges
Treadmill
Power Tools – electric only
Slow-cookers or crockpots (no glass lid or ceramic insert)
Toasters
Miscellaneous Electronics
GPS Units
Power cords, chargers, or wires
Tape back-ups
UPS battery back-ups

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR)
355 Cottage Grove Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-452-7779

Accepts computers, copiers, printers, monitors, keyboards, televisions, VCRs, radios, telephones, routers, cables, scanners, digital cameras, computer parts, non-PCB ballasts, etc. from commercial customers for a fee. Residential drop-offs are not accepted at this time. Please visit the website for a complete list of services provided.

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Best Buy
3410 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
616-785-6779

Accepts TVs and videos, computers and tablets, cell phones and radios, appliances, ink and toner, rechargeable batteries, audio, home, music and movies, video games and gadgets, cameras and camcorders, car audio and video and GPS.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Some items may have fees associated with recycling.

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Cartridge World
2893 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI, MI 49512
616-532-1717

Accepts cartridges previously purchased from Cartridge World.

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Cascade Engineering
5175 36th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-975-4800

Accepts electronics, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, office supplies, books, phone books, magazines, eyeglasses, sports equipment, winter clothing for children, and business attire for women.

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CellPhoneBank.org
866-290-7864

Accepts cell phones to reuse, allowing individuals access to cellular communication for 911 (emergency only) calls.

Mail-in program.

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Comprenew
616-451-4400

Accepts office and household electronics, computer components and accessories, satellite (DISH or Direct TV) dishes, and other e-waste.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Some items may have fees associated with recycling.

Multiple locations.

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Goodwill Retail & Donation Centers
616-532-4200

Accepts working or broken computers/laptops/monitors, software, cameras, working flat-screen televisions (no CRT TV’s), furniture, household goods, clothing, books, etc.

Multiple locations.

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GreenDisk
800-305-3475

Accepts media, tapes, computer drives, communication devices, batteries (no alkaline), small electronics, inkjet/toner cartridges, film, etc. at a cost.

Mail-in program.

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In The Image
1823 S. Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-456-6150

Accepts gently used clothing/linens/baby items, school supplies, housewares, furniture, large appliances, small appliances (microwaves, toasters, toaster oven, blender, coffee pot, mixer, etc), personal care items, kitchen items, TVs (must be 42 inches or smaller, cable ready, and have audio inputs).

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Kent County Recycling & Education Center
977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-632-7920

Accepts residential recycling and consumer electronics. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors & TVs are not accepted at this location.

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North Kent Community Services
10075 Northland Dr NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-3478

Accepts clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, books, records, CDs, DVDs, working electronics, small working appliances (no large appliances or refrigerators), housewares, sporting goods, toys.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for reuse and recycling.

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North Kent Recycling & Waste Center
2908 10 Mile Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-632-7920

Accepts the following items for recycling: residential recycling, appliances, electronics, tires, cardboard, Christmas lights, and propane tanks.  Accepts general refuse for disposal.  Some items may have fees associated with them.

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Office Depot OfficeMax
616-785-0011

Accepts consumer electronics for free, trade-in, or at cost depending on type of electronic, and provides secure paper shredding services.  Please visit the website to determine the cost or value of your item.

Multiple locations.

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Padnos
800-442-3509

Accepts scrap metals, wire, radiators, appliances, plastics, office and household electronics, computer components and accessories, satellite (DISH or Direct TV) dishes, and other e-waste.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling at each location.

Multiple locations.

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SERI–R2 Standard
651-438-3608

A directory for various types of e-waste recyclers, including but not limited to those that accept appliances, batteries, computers, TVs (CRT and Flatscreens), and more.

Multiple locations.

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South Kent Recycling & Waste Center
10300 South Kent Drive SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616-632-7920

Accepts the following items for recycling: appliances, electronics, tires, cardboard, Christmas lights, and propane tanks.  Accepts general refuse for disposal.  Some items may have fees associated with them.

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Staples
800-333-3330

Accepts office/consumer electronics, ink/toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and confidential documents for shredding.  No TVs or appliances.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Multiple locations.

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TechPayout

Accepts iPhones, smartphones, tablets, headphones, Apple watches, etc.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Mail-in program.

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Valley City Electronic Recycling
2929 32nd Street SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
616-855-1090

Accepts computer systems/accessories, medical equipment, telecom equipment, and rechargeable batteries.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

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Verizon Wireless
800-922-0204

Accepts cell phones and tablets of any make and model from any carrier.

Multiple locations.

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