Below are "One Day Events" and "Year-Round Residential Electronics Recycling Outlets" for your use. This page is updated as new information becomes available, especially in the spring of every year. To receive information about future one day electronic recycling events, use this link.
The Hamilton County sponsored Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off program officially closed October 2013. This program will not resume, due to the availability of numerous year-round outlets.
One Day Events:
Currently, there are no one day electronic recycling events. Please check back.
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
7960 Kentucky Drive, Suites 4 & 5
Florence, KY 41042
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 electronic equipment from residents. TVs not accepted. Call for pricing.
Tech Trade-In: Visit www.bestbuytradein.com to trade in select gently used electronics for a Best Buy gift card.
Customers will be able to drop off up to two devices per day at any of the Minneapolis-based retailer's 1,006 stores throughout the United States. Most consumer electronics are accepted, including televisions and monitors up to 32 inches (console TVs not accepted), desktop computers, notebooks, videocassette recorders, DVD players and phones. Also accepted are hair dryers and flat/curling irons (in most stores).
Appliances are not covered under the program.
Cincinnati Computer Cooperative (C3)
49 Novner Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45215
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. TVs not accepted.
1400 State St.
Cincinnati, OH 45204
Cincy E-Recycling collects commercial and residential electronics. The things we recycle are 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. We use Department of Defense data destruction equipment. We do pickups and also have drop off locations.
Cleanlites Recycling (formerly USA Lamp and Ballast)
7806 Anthony-Wayne Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45216
419 Northland Boulevard
Forest Park, OH 45240
Accepts all electronic waste for residential and commercial, including computers, monitors, TV’s, printers, faxes, etc. Call for hours of operation.
Check in at the office and place materials on pallets in parking lot—surrounded by orange cones
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, TVs, 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.
If you have any material you find questionable for recycling feel free to give us a call.
4538 Kellogg Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45226
5038 Beech Street
Norwood, OH 45212
3120 S. Verity Parkway
Middletown, OH 45044
Accepts electronics, microwaves, and TVs for recycling. Also accepts ferrous and non-ferrous metals from residential, commercial and industrial recyclers. Call for more details.
2551 Compton Rd. (one block east of Pippin Road)
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Accepts car batteries, radiators, carbide, stainless, aluminum cans, Christmas lights, brass, lead, copper, microwaves, and insulated wire. Compensation dependent upon quantity and market value.
As a courtesy to the community, we also accept cardboard, steel and appliances (no cost).
NEW! Also accept at no charge*: PC/Motherboards; Power Supply with and without wire; DVD/Floppy/CD ROM; UPS; Hard Drive Boards; Hard Drives with and without the board; PCs with and/or without the components intact; Low, Mid, and High Grade Boards, eg: Monitor Boards, Power Supply Boards, Telecom, Medical, and Military Boards, A/V Boards, etc.; Plastic Fans; Servers; Laptops; Laptop Dock Stations; Telephone and Network Equipment, eg; routers, hubs, switch, modems, desktop office phones, home phones, etc.; Stereos, eg: VCRs, DVD Players, CD Players, etc.; Cell Phones; Power Strips; Surge Protectors; Li-Ion Batteries—DRY CELL ONLY; AC Adapters with and without the wires; Computer Cables; Ribbon Cable; LVD Monitors
TVs NOT accepted
eCycleBest.com is a company that supports the campaign for Recycling Electronics through refurbishment. TVs not accepted.
http://www.ecyclebest.com/smartphones - http://www.ecyclebest.com/blackberry - http://www.ecyclebest.com/ipad
Global Environmental Services (GES)
11675 Chesterdale Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
GES delivers world class electronic recycling services for higher education, major OEMs, government entities, corporations (large and small of all industries), non-profits and residential. Being certified to all of the strictest of environmental standards, we ensure there is no dumping in landfills, no exporting of hazardous waste, customer data is completely protected, and harmful pollutants are contained. Our services include pickup of unwanted electronics at businesses and a convenient drop off location for residents.
Accepted Items at no charge:
Desktop and laptop computers, LCD and CRT monitors, sweepers, fans, speakers/keyboards, mice, stereo/boombox, copiers, printers, scanners, cell phones, game consoles, telephones and telephone equipment, electric typewriters, word processors, small kitchen appliances, ham operator and CB equipment, microwave ovens, televisions and any small appliance with a cord.
Call for Pricing - Recycling Fees apply for Televisions and CRT Monitors to defray the high cost of recycling.
Large appliances, Freon containing devices, batteries, light bulbs, containers (cardboard and general trash) and chemicals (paint, oil etc.)
Greater Cincinnati Computer
7024 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Computer remanufacturing. Accept any computer for $10 per item. TVs not accepted.
GreenBuyback is a web-based resource through which you can sell your old cell phones and tablets.
Habitat for Humanity's ReStore
4910 Para Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45237
3970 North Bend Road
Cheviot, OH 45211
896 Fairview Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45015
8309 US 42
Florence, KY 41042
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.
TVs can only be accepted at the ReStore if they are in good working condition and we can re-sell them.
7430 Industrial Road
Florence, KY 41042
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.). Contact us for charges. We 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. Please contact for pickup or delivery and charges.
Ohio Valley Goodwill
10600 Springfield Pk.
Cincinnati, OH 45215
513-771-4800 ext. 6260
Ohio Valley Goodwill is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Dell Reconnect program which will allow donors to drop off any brand of unwanted computer equipment at any of our 16 stores and 12 Attended Donation sites in the Greater Cincinnati area for FREE.
www.dellreconnect.com or www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate
Customers can recycle any computer, printer, monitor or peripheral items at no charge at Staples’ 1,500 U.S. store locations, without having to make a purchase. TVs not accepted.
Tri State Green PC
7660 Industrial Road
Florence, KY 41042
Tri State Green PC is dedicated to keeping electronics out of landfills by recycling, rebuilding, and redistribution of computer equipment. We offer pickup services for businesses and allow drop offs Monday–Friday for residential. We accept all computer components free of charge with the exception of CRT monitors and TV’s/tube TV's. Call for pricing. We perform a complete hard drive data destruction on ALL hard drives that we get in. Certificates are available for businesses upon request.
Accepts electronics such as computers, printers, TVs, and monitors for a charge.