Recycling Computer Equipment

The Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery Act requires computer manufacturers to offer a free and convenient recycling service.  Please call the manufacturer to ensure they will accept your device(s), as restrictions vary by location and product acceptance.  The Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery Act pertains to computer equipment only.  If you are looking to recycle electronic waste other than computer equipment, see Option 4 for more details.

Your options:

Option 1

Determine your equipment’s manufacturer.  Visit the manufacturer’s website for recycling/take-back information.  They will likely have a mail-back program.  It is often easier to search the internet for the manufacturer’s name + recycling (e.g. “Sony recycling”), than to search their website.

Option 2

Use one of the following corporate recycling programs that accept brands other than their own.  Visit their website for details.

Corporate Recycling Programs (click to expand)

Note: Click manufacturer name to go to their website

Manufacturer Drop off Mail-in Trade-in Pick-up Notes
Apple X X X Trade in device for credit toward your next purchase, or get an Apple Gift Card.  If device isn’t eligible for credit, it will be recycled.
Best Buy* X Any brand, $25 fee for certain TVs & monitors, 3 items per day
Cellco Partnership DBA Verizon X X X Any brand, drop-off at Staples and Fedex
Dell Marketing LP X X X X Trade-in, recycle, or drop-off or schdule a pick-up at Fedex or participating Goodwill stores
HP X X Any brand, Drop-off at Staples & Fedex
Staples* X Any brand, $25 fee for certain TVs & monitors, 3 items per day

*Not manufacturers of covered devices in OCERA, but offer convenient services

 

Option 3

Take your items to a Collection Event

Collection Events Schedule (click to expand)

If you would like to schedule an event, please contact: Amanda Scofield (405) 702-5118

Name of Collection Event Location of Event Date and Time Notes
Oklahoma City Zoo Collection Event OKC Zoo Guest Services Office Now thru September 24, 2021

Get one free OKC Zoo admission ticket when you donate a used cell phone

Small electronics contain coltan, which is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  This mining threatens gorilla habitat, along with other endangered species.  Donating helps to re-use coltan, reducing the need to mine.

Muskogee Household Pollutant Event

City of Muskogee Material Yard

1503 S Cherokee, Muskogee

Brush and Limb Site – 40th and Denver, Muskogee, OK

October 23, 2021

9 am to 3 pm

Household hazardous waste and up to 3 computers and 3 TV per household can be property disposed.  City of Muskogee water bill required at event.  See flyer for more details

Free dump day also offered at 2801 S 54th St. W, Muskogee, OK (7 am to 2:30 pm)

Muskogee Police Department accepting pharmaceuticals, vape pens, and sharps.  No ammunition, explosives, or unknowns.

 

Option 4

Recycling Electronic Waste Other than Computer Equipment

Resources and Tools (click to expand)

Option 5

Other Recycling Resources