Oregonians dispose of millions of pounds of electronics every year. These products contain hazardous substances, such as lead, cadmium and mercury, that can harm our health and environment. Electronics also contain valuable materials, such as copper, gold and aluminum, that can be recycled and reused in new products.

Oregon E-Cycles recycles electronics currently banned from Oregon landfills, such as desktop CPUs, laptops, monitors and TVs, for free throughout the state.

  • Any household can bring up to seven computers (desktop CPUs and laptops), monitors and TVs at a time to participating collection sites for free recycling, year round.
  • All business CPUs, laptops, monitors, TVs and computer parts and components must be recycled as well.

Cell phones now make up a large portion of our quickly turned over electronic waste.  And though better than landfilling, recycling is not the answer. Before your next upgrade check out iFixit’s Smartphone Repairability Scorecard. If you can replace the battery yourself, that phone will stick around a lot longer.


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