Anyone can take seven or fewer computers (desktops, laptops and tablets), monitors, TVs and printers at a time to participating Oregon E-Cycles collection sites for free recycling. Computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) are also accepted free of charge. Other types of electronics are currently not included in this program. The program is financed by electronics manufacturers and jointly implemented with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
For all consumers
Erase hard drives
. Oregon E-Cycles assumes no liability for personal or confidential information left on computers. It is recommended that you erase all data before recycling. Reformatting your drive or deleting files does NOT destroy your data. TechSoup has articles explaining how to do this*
: Preventing Data Theft
*Disclaimer: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality does not endorse any of these data security solutions. There may be other data security services or options in addition to those listed above.
- Only bring computers, monitors, TVs, printers, keyboards and mice. Currently Oregon E-Cycles does not provide free recycling of speakers, scanners or other types of electronics. Participating collection sites may take these other devices, but may charge a fee to recycle them.
- Find a collection site near you. You can search for Oregon E-Cycles collection sites and services on this website or by calling, 1-888-532-9253.
- Call ahead if you have large or heavy items. If you have large or heavy items (for example, console TVs), please call ahead to ensure the collection site has capacity to handle your items.
For consumers with more than seven items
Households, small businesses and small nonprofits
Oregon E-Cycles allows households, small businesses and small nonprofits to recycle more than seven items at one time. Oregon E-Cycles defines small businesses and small nonprofits as having 10 or fewer employees. Please call the collection site ahead of time to inquire about any verification needed and to ensure the collection site has the capacity to handle your items.
If you are a larger organization, you may still take your devices covered by the program to an Oregon E-Cycles collection site or service for recycling, but you may be charged for items over the seven unit-at-a-time limit. Please call the collection site ahead of time to make arrangements.
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