Never Throw in the Garbage Cart / Bin
Never throw away computer accessories, including power cables, mice, keyboards, thumb drives, modems or headphones. They are made of plastics and metals that can release toxic chemicals like dioxins in a landfill.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Dell Reconnect Drop-Off and Mail-Back Program
Dell Reconnect will accept most computer equipment from any brand for recycling at many Goodwill drop-off locations. They also have a free mail-back program if you are recycling Dell products or wish to purchase a new Dell product. Find out more.
Microsoft Trade-In and Recycling Program
Trade in old devices, game consoles or games for Microsoft store credit or cash.
Staples' Take Back Program
Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including desktop computers and accessories, tablets, monitors, printers and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples here.
Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program
Best Buy will recycle computer accessories and many other home electronics for free. They also offer a trade-in program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find a location.