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Electronics for Businesses

There are several ways for your business to get rid of unwanted electronics, including donating them to a charity that will resell or recycle them; trading them in; or sending them directly to a registered electronic waste recycling facility.

When choosing a recycling facility, you can check with or to help ensure that the facility is recycling responsibly.

Small businesses and nonprofits may be able to dispose of the following types of electronics through a retailer, community organization, or charity program that works with manufacturers to recycle and reuse them:

  • Computers
  • Televisions and cathode ray tubes
  • Small scale servers
  • Computer accessories, including monitors, keyboards, mice, fax machines, scanners, and printers
  • TVs, VCRs, DVRs, DVD players, and digital converter boxes
  • Portable devices, including digital music players, tablets, and e-readers
  • Cell phones

Recycling Through Manufacturers

Small businesses with fewer than 50 full time employees, and non-profits with fewer than 75 employees, are eligible for free and convenient electronics recycling provided by manufacturers. Contact the product manufacturer (the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation maintains a list of registered electronic equipment manufacturers), or look into electronics recycling options available to NYC residents.

Although larger businesses and non-profits aren’t eligible for these free recycling services, many manufacturers offer similar take-back programs to larger businesses and organizations for a fee.

Recycling for Charity

Hundred of charities offer free electronics recycling for various causes. Find donation options at NYC Stuff Exchange.

Recycling Facilities

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation maintains a list of registered electronic waste recycling facilities (however, there is no requirement that you use an electronics recycling facility located in New York State).