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Electronic Recycling Drop-Off Locations
Disposing of unwanted electronics has become a major issue. With the constant change in technology, the evermore affordable prices of the things everyone wants and needs, and, of course, planned obsolescence, the world has been left with a fast-growing surplus of waste.
FREE e-waste recycling event on November 17, 2012 at Heartland Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Please see flyer for more information or call 913-342-3047.
Upcoming Collection Dates:
We will post 2013 event dates when they have been scheduled.
Also, the department holds special events at times during the summer. Those events will be announced on this site and on Facebook and Twitter.
Best Buy will recycle most electronic items for no fee, regardless of where it was purchased. For a complete list of what is accepted, visit the Best Buy website.
Goodwill Stores will accept all electronics that are still functioning. Use the Goodwill Locator to find a store near you.
There are numerous retail stores and technology-related businesses that will accept computers and monitors. This list contains some of them. Others can be found by searching the Internet.
Here are links to recycling information from major retailers and recycling organizations:
The Surplus Exchange has been recycling electronics for 25 years. They take e-waste from the public. They also will pickup e-waste from businesses. Charges do apply to some items. They are located in the West Bottoms of Kansas City.
Recycle your electronics with Office Depot's Tech Recycling Program. Bring your items to a conveniently located Office Depot and an associate will help you box up your electronics, a small fee ($5-15) will apply.
Customers can recycle e–waste by simply bringing their used electronics to any U.S. Staples store. All brands are accepted, regardless of whether or not the equipment was purchased at Staples. A recycling fee of $10 per piece of large equipment is charged to cover handling, transport, product disassembly and recycling. Smaller computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and speakers are accepted at no charge.
RecycleSpot is an easy-to-use, comprehensive list of recycling and reuse services, including those that accept electronics and electronic media, in Greater Kansas City.
uSell is a website where you can find a buyer for your cell phone. You can also sell MP3 players, game consoles, e-readers, tablets, and cameras. Buyers have been screened and the offers are consolidated making it easy for you to find the best offer.
Try it out now!
Electronic Waste Resources
The Electronics Recycling Superguide (from PC Magazine)