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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 e-stewards.org or sustainableelectronics.org 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).