There are a growing number of programs sponsored by members of the electronic industry and related organizations that can help plan for and manage electronic products at the end of their useful life. If you know of a program that is not included on this list, please contact us (see the bottom of this page for contact information).
Are you planning to buy a new computer for your home or business? As part of your purchase, make sure you ask about options for managing your "old" computer(s). Companies are establishing programs to help you reuse or recycle old computers and other electronics as part of the process of buying or leasing new models. You may be able to trade in your old computer for credit towards a new one or receive a tax deduction for donating your old computer. Below you can find information on some of the industry-coordinated programs. (Please see our disclaimer.)
- Dell offers users ways to donate, trade in, or recycle unwanted equipment.
- Epson offers a program that enables Epson customers to send back used Epson products for recycling.
- Hewlett-Packard has a service that gives consumers and businesses a convenient way to recycle unwanted computer equipment.
- Gateway offers qualified buyers options to donate or recycle their old PC.
Disclaimer: The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to its constituents so that solid wastes can be managed in accordance with all applicable laws and policies. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of laws and policies pertaining to the management of electronic product discards, CalRecycle cannot guarantee that organizations listed as resources within this Web site are in full compliance with applicable rules. CalRecycle conducts ongoing efforts to determine the scope of these organizations' activities; however these may change without CalRecycle's knowledge. The inclusion or exclusion of an organization from these lists does not constitute an endorsement of that organization's regulatory status or environmental performance.