Other Electronics

How can Kent County Department of Public Works help?

Explore the waste stream options below for how you can reuse, recycle, compost, or dispose of the item you are trying to get rid of through a KCDPW facility or service.

Donate or Reuse
Compost
Recycling Cart
Special Collection Recycling
Proper Disposal
Trash

If your electronic is still in great shape and you just don’t have a use for it anymore, consider donating or reusing it! Facebook Marketplace, Freecycle, Craigslist, or your local BuyNothing Project group are all great places to give away items. Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept donations.

Electronics are not made out of compostable materials.

Electronics should never go in your curbside single-stream recycling cart as it puts the Recycling Center at increased risk for fire. Additionally, cords from these devices can also wrap around and clog sorting equipment or tangle up other recyclables, preventing them from getting recycled.

Electronics, except those with hazardous materials in them, can be recycled through Kent County Department of Public Work’s three residential electronics recycling drop-offs for FREE:

North Kent Waste & Recycling Center in Rockford
Administrative & SafeChem Center in Grand Rapids
South Kent Waste & Recycling Center in Byron Center

The links above can provide the location address and hours of service. No commercial electronics from businesses, schools, non-profits, etc. (only residential). Please see Community Outlets below for commercial electronics recyclers.

Dehumidifers, AC units, appliances, CRT or box TVs and monitors do contain hazardous materials hence the fee to recycle them. The fee helps pay for the removal of that material prior to recycling them.

Electronics have finite precious metals and other resources in them. Keeping them out of the landfill and into electronics recycling ensures we give those valuable resources a second chance at life and use!

Community Resources

Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.

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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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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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
4255 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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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North Kent Connect
10075 Northland Dr NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-3478

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

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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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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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