Electronics Recycling

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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:

Goodwill Earth Day Electronics Recycling Celebration
All 29 Goodwill donation locations

Sunday, April 26, 2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Goodwill at www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate or 513-771-4800 for more information.

Players for the Planet Electronics Recycling Collection
Kroger/PNC Parking Lots
9650 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251

Thursday, May 14, 2015
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Players for the Planet Electronics Recycling Collection
Kroger/PNC Parking Lots (Anderson Towne Center)
7500 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

Friday, May 15, 2015
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Players for the Planet Electronics Recycling Collection
Kroger/PNC Parking Lots (Hyde Park Plaza)
3740 Paxton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

Saturday, May 16, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Players for the Planet Electronics Recycling Collection
Target Parking Lot
160 Pavillion Parkway
Newport, Kentucky 41071

Sunday, May 17, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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.

Best Buy

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.

Cincy E-Recycling

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.

Cohen Metals

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.

Compton Recycling

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

*$3.00/computer monitor


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 no charge drop off location for residents. 

Accepted Items:

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.

We are asking for a small, optional donation to help defray the high cost of recycling televisions.

Unaccepted Items:

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.

Greener Stock

3528 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226

All electronic equipment accepted at no charge with the exception of CRT monitors ($10) and TVs ($20). Flat screen computer monitors and laptops accepted at no charge. Drop-off during regular business hours only. No longer accepting old batteries for recycling, including: rechargeable, automotive, and alkaline.

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. 

Kentucky eScrap

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.

Unwanted Appliances


Accepts electronics such as computers, printers, TVs, and monitors for a charge.

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