Never Throw in the Trash
Most electronic tablets are known to contain one or more of the following hazardous chemicals: lead, brominated flame retardants, and chlorine. Although these chemicals are only present in small amounts, hazardous chemicals do leach out of electronics sitting in landfills.
Remove Personal Information
Before donating or recycling a tablet, remove all sensitive and personal information from the device. Just deleting items won’t erase this information in its entirety: visit a local software store to pick up software to wipe the device completely.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Apple Store Gift Card
Apple runs a reuse and recycling program for unwanted iPhones, iPads, Mac or PC computers and displays. Depending on the condition of your electronics, Apple can give you credit if they have monetary value. Find out more.
Microsoft Trade-In and Recycling Program
HP Hardware Recycling
HP accepts tablets 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
Staples' Take Back Program
Gazelle Trade-In Program
Gazelle purchases used Apple computers, iPods, cell phones and tablets, then refurbishes or recycles them for future use. Get a quote for your item, ship it free of charge and receive payment as soon as they’ve inspected it. Find out more.