Electronics

Below are "One Day Events" and "Year-Round Residential Electronics Recycling Outlets" for your use. This page is updated as new information becomes available. To receive information about future one day electronic recycling events, use this link. These events are not affiliated with the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Please contact the respective event organizer for more details.

Do you know of another one-day electronics recycling opportunity? Let us know by emailing Susan Schumacher.

One Day Events:

Saturday Sept. 23, 2017; 10 AM – 2 PM
Mount St. Joseph University West Parking Lot
5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio  45233
See press release for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017; 10 AM – 2 PM
Total Quality Logistics Headquarters South Parking Lot
4289 Ivy Pointe Boulevard, Cincinnati, Ohio  45245
See press release for more information.


Year-Round Residential Electronics Recycling Outlets:

Please note that the District has not audited all the facilities listed on this page. Before using any computer recycler, make sure to conduct due diligence on the company. You are ultimately responsible for proper disposal of electronic equipment. Recyclers should provide a certificate of recycling and be able to tell you where each piece of demanufactured equipment is sent.

Some of the below locations accept microwaves. For a complete list of recyclers that accept microwaves, click here.

If you would like to make any changes or be included on this list, please contact Susan Schumacher at 513-946-7734.

Apex Technology Solutions
7930 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042; 859-485-4444
Apex is a full-service technology recycling company specializing in end-of-life electronic equipment demanufacturing and disposal, asset management, and asset recovery for medium to large size organizations. Also accepts computers and electronics from residents. Call for pricing.

Batteries Plus Bulbs
7850 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255; 513-474-0895
12131 Royal Point Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249; 513-683-6300
123 W. Kemper Rd., Springdale, Ohio 45246; 513-453-4080
7657 Mall Rd., Florence, KY 41042; 859-371-2288
7431 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069; 513-456-7778
4887 Princeton Road, Hamilton , Ohio 45011; 513-737-2444
Accepts portable electronic devices such as cell/smartphones, laptop/netbooks, MP3s, PDAs and portable tools for recycling.

Belmont Technology Remarketing
1401 Mark Street, Elk Grove, IL 60007; 847-750-9350
Belmont partners with companies to provide solutions for IT asset recovery and data security.

Best Buy
Tech Trade-In: Visit www.bestbuytradein.com to trade in select gently used electronics for a Best Buy gift card. Customers may drop off up to two devices per day at any of 1,006 stores throughout the United States. They will accept most consumer electronics, including televisions and monitors up to 32 inches (fee for TVs & monitors), desktop computers, notebooks, videocassette recorders, DVD players and phones. Appliances are not covered under the program.

Best Buy
Recycling: Accepts many electronic items for recycling.

BBC Technology Solutions
513-617-4822
BBC Technology Solutions will purchase/dispose of IT assets from your organization. BBC can arrange all the logistics, provide data eradication to DOD 5220.22-M standards with serial-number reporting, transfer of title, and will provide written certification for all disposal items. 

Blair Technology Group
4314 Boron Dr., Covington Ky. 41015; 859-727-4300
Blair Technology Group is a government certified R2 Electronic waste recycling service that offers free recycling services for both business and residential customers. They accept most electronics and batteries, excluding tube televisions and monitors. They offer free pick up to businesses, as well as hard drive sanitizing/destruction.

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative (C3)
49 Novner Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45215; 513-771-3262
C3 is a 501c3 non-profit accepting all computers, newer Pentium III and Pentium IV computers will be refurbished and offered to schools, nonprofits, students and/or seniors in need. Older or broken computers will be stripped and recycled. All hard drives are wiped or destroyed.

Cincy E-Recycling
1400 State St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45204; 866-770-2650
Cincy E-Recycling collects commercial and residential electronics: computers, laptops, monitors (flat screen and CRT), televisions (for a fee), financial/bank and medical equipment, rechargeable batteries, telephones (systems), cell phones, electronic circuit boards and components and more. Department of Defense data destruction equipment is used. Pickups and drop off are available.

Cleanlites Recycling 
7806 Anthony-Wayne Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45216 ; 513-641-4155
419 Northland Boulevard, Forest Park, Ohio 45240; 800-778-6645
Accepts all electronic waste for residential and commercial, including computers, monitors, TV’s, printers, faxes, etc. Call for hours of operation. Materials accepted at no cost to the customer include keyboards, printers, fax machines, flat screen monitors CPUs, circuit boards, cables hard drives, lead acid and lead acid steel case batteries, electronic and magnetic ballasts, cell phones and other handheld devices and consumer electronics. The following materials are accepted at a cost: CRT/tube monitors, televisions, straight fluorescent lamps and bulbs, compact and u-shaped lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps and neon and incandescent lamps. Other items that have a disposal cost include alkaline, Ni-cad, nickel hydride batteries, lithium ion, lithium and zinc carbon batteries, mercury and silver oxides, PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl), and medical devices.

Cohen Metals
4538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45226; 513-321-3218
5038 Beech Street, Norwood, Ohio 45212; 513-731-7222
3120 S. Verity Parkway, Middletown, Ohio 45044; 513-425-6911

Compton Recycling
2551 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45231; 513-521-3289
Accepts monitors, PC/motherboards; power supply with and without wire; DVD/floppy/CD ROM; UPS; Hard drives with and without the board; PCs with and/or without the components intact; monitor boards, power supply boards, telecom, medical, and military boards, A/V boards; plastic fans; servers; laptops; laptop dock stations; telephone and network equipment; desktop office phones, home phones, etc.; stereos, eg: VCRs, DVD Players, CD Players, etc.; cell phones; power strips; surge protectors; AC adapters with and without the wires; computer cables; ribbon cable; LVD monitors. Televisions are not accepted.

eCycleBest.com
eCycleBest.com is a company that supports the campaign for Recycling Electronics through Refurbishment.
www.ecyclebest.com/smartphones ; www.ecyclebest.com/blackberry ; www.ecyclebest.com/ipad

Greater Cincinnati Computer
7024 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 ; 513-985-1300
Computer re-manufacturing. Accept any computer for $10 per item.

GreenBuyback
GreenBuyback is a web-based resource that buys old cell phones and tablets.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati's ReStores
Bond Hill: 4910 Para Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237; 513-621-0061
Cheviot: 3970 North Bend Road, Cheviot, Ohio 45211; 513-389-1792
Hamilton, OH: 896 Fairview, Hamilton, Ohio 45015; 513-893-1102
Florence, KY: 8309 US 42, Florence, KY 41042; 859-371-0038
Through a partnership with Ohio Drop Off, Habitat for Humanity's Restore can accept the following at no charge: Computers, servers, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, printers/fax machines, copiers, scanners, UPS and Battery backup systems, all stereo equipment, cameras, camcorders, cell phones, all palm equipment, video game systems, video games, DVD and CD players, DVD media, floppy disks, all phone equipment. Televisions are not currently accepted at the ReStores.

Itemcycle
1-888-545-2050
Accepts cell phones, tablets, laptops, desktops. Transactions are handled online. A free pre-paid shipping label will be provided to mail in electronics.

Junk King
11472 Gondola Street, Sharonville, Ohio 45241; 513-771-5865
Request a pick up or drop off for electronics.

MetalQuest, Inc.
4900 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232; 513-693-4000
Only accepts material from businesses: X-ray film including dental, Industrial x-ray film, Silver bearing photographic films and papers other than x-ray such as microfilm, B&W pictures, Silver bearing solutions such as photographic fixer, Lead apron used in healthcare, Computer hard drive destruction, PC and other IT equipment recycling, Secure document destruction, i.e. paper shredding, Secure product destruction, Computer media destruction, e.g. CD/DVD, magnetic tape, floppies. 

Goodwill
10600 Springfield Pk., Cincinnati, Ohio 45215; 513-771-4800 ext. 6260

Regency Technologies
30700 Carter St., Suite F, Solon, Ohio 44139; 440-248-3991
Provides transportation for large loads of computers. Recycles and refurbishes computer material.

Rumpke Universal and E-Waste Department
10795 Hughes Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45251; 888-242-0510
Accepts all e-waste including computers, televisions, stereo equipment, and copiers as well as universal waste (spent lamps, batteries, mercury-containing equipment). Call for quote and to schedule drop-off.

Staples
Customers can recycle any computer, printer, monitor or peripheral items at no charge at Staples’ 1,500 U.S. store locations.

The Salvation Army
2250 Park Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212; 513-351-3457
Accepts electronics for recycling (No console televisions accepted).

Tri-State Escrap
6001 Dry Fork Road , Cleves, Ohio 45002 ; 513-240-2521
Accepts all computers, all TVs and other electronic items for recycling (from computers to cell phones to ink cartridges) from residents and businesses. If it has a power cord, it can be recycled (including microwaves, refrigerators, etc.). Also purchase and recycle the following items in bulk (by the pallet): circuit boards, processors, hard drives, floppy drives, CD drives, power supplies, and cables.

Tri State Green PC
6443 Taylor Mill Road, Cherokee Plaza, Independence, KY 41051; 859-314-9360
Tri State Green PC is dedicated to keeping electronics out of landfills by recycling, rebuilding, and redistribution of computer equipment. Tri State offers pickup services for businesses and allow drop offs Monday–Friday for residential. Accepts all computer components free of charge with the exception of CRT monitors and televisions. Hard drive data destruction is performed on ALL hard drives. Certificates are available for businesses upon request.

Unwanted Appliances
888-886-9268
Accepts electronics such as computers, printers, televisions, and monitors.

Verizon
Trade in old cell phones and other electronics.