Remove Batteries First
Remove the batteries from the camera before disposing of the camera as e-waste. Find out how to dispose of batteries.
Digital and Non-Digital Cameras Are E-Waste
Digital and non-digital cameras are e-waste and cannot be thrown in the trash. Bring to an e-waste recycler.
Recycle Disposable Cameras
Drop off these cameras at any center that develops the film off of these cameras; they will recycle them for you. They can also go in the trash unlike analogue and digital cameras.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Commodity Resource & Environmental, INC.
Consider mailing in any unwanted single use cameras to Commodity Resource & Environmental, who have recycled over 1.5 million cameras since 1999. They will pay for shipping. Find out more.
Canon Consumer Products Recycling Program
Canon offers a recycling program for certain consumer products; check if they accept your product by typing its name in the finder.
HP Hardware Recycling
HP will accept cameras and electronics hardware from various manufacturers for free mail-in recycling. Request a mail-back label here.
Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program
Best Buy will take back old cameras and other home electronics for free; they also offer a buy back program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find a location here.
Staples' Take Back Program
Staples offers free, in-store recycling for your unwanted electronics, including desktop computers, cameras, monitors, printers, and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.