Electronics Recycling

Kent County is committed to helping consumers find safe and convenient recycling programs for their electronics. Most electronics contain valuable materials such as copper, silver, gold and more hazardous components, all which can be recycled and should be kept out of landfills. Some electronics contain materials that are hazardous, such as lead and mercury.

Examples of Consumer Electronics

Air Cleaners
Answering Machines
Cellular Telephones
Circuit Boards
Computers – Desktops, Laptops, Main Frames, Tablets
Docking Stations
DVD Players and VCRs
External Disk Drives
Fax Machines
Gaming Systems
GPS Units
Hard Drives Internal

Ink and Toner Cartridges
Keyboards and Mice
Medical Equipment – Non-Hazardous Only
Miscellaneous Small Appliances
Monitors – Flat Screens, CRTs (fee for CRTs)
MP3 Players
Networking Equipment
PDAs – Blackberrys, Palm Pilots, iPhones
Power Cords
Power Tools – Electric Only

Server Racks
Stereos and CD Players
Tape Back-ups
Telephone Systems
Toner Cartridges
UPS Battery Back-ups
Various Media – Floppy Disks, CDs, DVDs, Memory Sticks, VHS Tapes, Movie Reels

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR)
3714 Jefferson Ave SE
Wyoming, MI 49548

Advanced Technology Recycling offers secure, certified electronics recycling in the Grand Rapids, Mi area through our newest facility located in Wyoming just off 36th and Division. ATR will manage your retired assets responsibly, efficiently and securely via a technologically advanced web based infrastructure unmatched in our industry.


Alternative Community Training

Employs more than 55 employees who erase and repackage donated videocassettes and floppy disks at ACT’s headquarters and production floor.


Best Buy
3410 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

With your help, Best Buy has collected and responsibly disposed of more than 1 billion pounds of electronics and appliances, making them the largest retail collection program in the U.S. Best Buy is committed to continue working with certified recyclers to collect 2 billion pounds of e-waste by 2020.


Cartridge World
2893 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI, MI 49512

Note: Only accepts cartridges bought from the local Grand Rapids store.


Cascade Engineering
5175 36th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Mon – Fri 6am to 6pm



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.


629 Ionia Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Comprenew is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect people and the environment from unwanted electronics by either extending their life-cycle or recycling their components. Comprenew holds the highest level of certifications for electronics recycling and data security in the country.

Currently, Comprenew has over 27 recycle drop-off locations throughout Michigan, including four refurbished electronic retail stores. The revenue generated from Comprenew goes directly back into the community by funding Comprenew’s educational and workforce development programs.


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.

Does not accept: CRT (tube) Televisions



Technotrash Pack-IT service


In The Image
1823 Division S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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.


Kent County Recycling & Education Center
977 Wealthy SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Electronics recycling available Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Kent County will not accept electronics that have been disassembled – cases and wiring must be attached and intact. CRT TVs and computers are not accepted at this location.

Electronics recycling is located in the blue barn on the west side of the property.


North Kent Recycling & Waste Center
2908 10 Mile Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341

Accepts residential recycling, including phone books.

Electronics recycling available Monday-Saturday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Kent County will not accept electronics that have been disassembled – cases and wiring must be attached and intact. Fee associated with CRT TVs and computers.

Office Depot OfficeMax

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.


South Kent Recycling & Waste Center
10300 South Kent Drive SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Electronics recycling available Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm, Saturday: 7:30am – 3:30pm

Kent County will not accept electronics that have been disassembled – cases and wiring must be attached and intact. Fee associated with CRT TVs and computers.


Staples offers responsible, free and convenient recycling solutions for technology, ink and toner cartridges, and rechargeable batteries at all of our retail stores in the U.S., most of Canada, and various locations in Europe. Customers value these recycling programs because we help make it easier for them to be more sustainable. Managing this material flow is also valuable to us as a business, since we generate additional store visits and traffic through these programs; foster a positive brand experience with customers by helping them recycle traditionally hard-to-recycle items; and can offer incentives to customers to drive new purchases when they recycle. Plus these programs reduce the lifecycle environmental impacts of the technology products we sell. We’ve recently branched into other recycling services to continue to meet the needs of our customers for other hard-to-recycle waste streams. See their website for more information on their services.



TechPayout is an online electronics buyback company that purchases iPhones, smartphones, tablets, headphones and more. Search TechPayout’s database of over 500 devices and get an instant Free Quote. Shipping is always free. Get paid by check or PayPal.


Valley City Electronic Recycling
2929 32nd Street
Kentwood, MI 49512

Valley City Electronic Recycling is dedicated to safe, secure and sustainable domestic recycling of electronics using processes that maximize the commodity value for recovered metals, plastics, glass and circuit boards. We provide domestic disassembly of all nonworking and outdated equipment with a zero landfill policy for all regulated material. Documentation and control of downstream vendors provides our customers’ added assurance that disassembled equipment in managed correctly. See their website for a list of what is accepted.


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.