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Computer Disposal – New York City

Computers require special care in disposal due to the hazardous chemicals they contain from production, such as lead and mercury. Many computer manufactures and local retailers make it easy for you to safely recycle computers and computer accessories through take-back programs. The following guidelines provide local information about NYC organizations that accept computer for recycling.

New York Resources for Computer Disposal

Manufacturer Take-Back Programs

Depending on where you purchased your computer, the manufacturer who made it will most likely take it off your hands and properly dispose of it for you. In some cases, the manufacturer will pick up your computer or send you pre-paid packaging for return.

Retailer Take-Back Programs

Many large stores that sell computers will also take computers back from consumers once they are done with them.

  • offers free recycling for computers and many computer accessories.

  • Office Depot accepts electronics at their retail stores. Use the store locator to find the store closest to you.

  • Staples accepts computers and computer accessories for recycling. Use the store locator to find the store closest to you.

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