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TV and Video Computers and Tablet Cell Phones and Radios Appliances Ink and Toner Rechargeable Batteries Audio Home Music and Movies Video Games and Gadgets Cameras and Camcorders Car Audio, Video and GPS Haul-Away and Pick Up APPLIANCE/TV, HAUL-AWAY/PICK UP

Bring in your old office technology products to your local Staples and they will responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you — any brand, any condition, even if you purchased it somewhere else. See the chart below for accepted technology products.

Recycle all your electronic goods at these locations:

Take all kinds of used tech, no matter where you bought it or how old it is. Best Buy will haul away a major appliance or TV from your home.

Best Buy


Charities will pick up the donations at the donor's home or place of business, and even leave a tax deductible receipt.

Electronics Recycling serving clients across the nation. Pickups are often free of charge and can be done at your convenience. Recycle For Cash, laptops, iPhones, Blackberry and many more means you contribute to keeping large quantities of toxic wastes like lead, mercury and cadmium out of landfills. iRecycle Kit Battery Solutions’ easy-to-use recycling kits, smart recycling systems, and comprehensive services are specifically designed to make battery recycling as easy and hassle-free as possible, while helping you protect the environment.

Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.

Save Our World

Short animated film aimed to educate the younger generation about the importance of doing the small things in order to look after our planet.

Topics for Recycling

  CD Recycling Center
  The Think Earth Environmental Surveys
  The Think Watershed
  The Think Earth Foundation
  All Green Electronics Recycling
  Donation Town
  We recycle all battery types, anywhere in the U.S. 
  Sell laptops, iPhones, iPads, Blackberry, Smart Phones 
  iFixit Free Repair Manuals
  Business Recycler

Energy 101 on light bulbs

In this edition of Energy 101, we discuss lighting choices. People have been using the same light bulb since Thomas Edison invented it about 130 years ago. Today, there are more lighting options in stores that will save you energy and money.

OER Commons Green

Curating best in class learning materials from around the world since 2007

The site creates a unique lens on environmental and sustainability-related learning resources within ISKME's renowned open learning network OER Commons. OER Commons Green aggregates best-in-class green open educational resources on topics like climate change, pollution, and eco-culture from diverse providers around the globe.

  Top Green resources
Browse Resources from K-12 to College Courses

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Earth911 helps consumers find local recycling information through the largest and most accurate recycling directory in the U.S. Learn how we help brands, retailers, industry, and government with product stewardship.

Recycling 101
Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product.

  • Garden
  • Automotive
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Household

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  The Think Earth Foundation
The goal is to help educate and empower our youth—to create a more informed, aware, and environmentally responsible future generation who will “Think Earth” by balancing their own needs against those of the environment.

Current Projects thinkearth.org

  • Environmental Surveys
  • Think Watershed
  • Air Care
  • Think Earth Environmental Education Curriculum

  The Think Earth Environmental Surveys
The Think Earth Environmental Surveys are intended to help you examine how well you currently “Think Earth” and what you can do to improve your environmental behaviors.

As a project of the nonprofit Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation, Think Watershed brings together environmental stakeholders in Southern California whose vision is to restore and improve the watershed by creating awareness, instilling responsibility, and promoting stewardship.

  • The Home Survey to complete with family members at your residence.
  • The School Survey to complete with fellow students at your school.
  • Survey to help you improve your environmental behaviors


Road Side Litter

Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. Floating oceanic debris tends to accumulate at the centre of gyres and on coastlines, frequently washing aground, when it is known as beach litter or tidewrack. Deliberate disposal of wastes at sea is called ocean dumping.

  Think Watershed
Think Watershed is a collaborative partnership whose mission is to educate students about the watershed's impact on the marine environment and to inspire them to become stewards of the environment.

Project activities are focused on:

  • funding field trips for upper-elementary students in Los Angeles County on board a Floating Laboratory in Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbors
  • providing pre- and post-trip curriculum to maximize students’ Floating Lab experience
  • establishing a website where students can post and compare results of data collected from on-board experiments

The Think Watershed Partnership – a project of the nonprofit Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation – is pleased to provide funds to help 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in underserved schools in Los Angeles County take a field trip aboard a Floating Laboratory.

Application for Field Trip Funding thinkwatershed.org

Funds for qualifying schools cover:

  • a single or double class trip (up to 60 students)
  • reimbursement up to $350 for bus transportation to and from the Floating Lab site

Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans

  AllGreen Electronics Recycling
All Green Electronics Recycling is serving clients across the nation. Pickups are often free of charge and can be done at your convenience.

All Green Electronics Recycling, Call: (800) 780-0347, will recycle any electronic device. Schedule a pickup or find a drop-off location, but whatever you do, don’t throw your electronics in the trash bin! Electronic equipment is highly toxic to the environment, and at All Green Electronics Recycling we guarantee your electronic devices will not reach any landfill, including those located overseas.

Other Items You May Consider Recycling: Computers Mobile Phones Televisions Computer Parts Toner Cartridges Monitors Laptops DVD Players & VCRs Telephones Cables/Wires Printers Portable Electronics iPods Calculators All Small Electronics

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 Donation Town
Donation Town connects people who want to donate clothes, furniture, toys and household items with hundreds of charities across the United States and Canada. When donors contact Donation Town, the organization responds with a list of local charities that will pick up those donations free of charge. Then Donation Town will help the donor schedule a donation pick up time. To make the process easier, donors don’t even need to be there at the time of pick up. Charities will pick up the donations at the donor's home or place of business, and even leave a tax deductible receipt.

Schedule Free Donation Pick Up with Hundreds of Charities across the U.S. and Canada

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  Battery Solutions
We recycle all battery types, anywhere in the U.S.

Easy-to-use recycling kits, smart recycling systems, and comprehensive services are specifically designed to make battery recycling as easy and hassle-free as possible, while helping you protect the environment.

Household batteries, both rechargeable and non-rechargeable, such as

D-cell, C-cell, AA, AAA, 9-volt, and button cells

Rechargeable battery packs from:

Cell phones, cameras, laptop computers, power tools, etc.

Handheld electronics:

Cell phones, iPods, PDAs, pagers, and so on

Any other dry-cell batteries

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  Sell laptops, iPhones, iPads, Blackberry, Smart Phones
Easy-to-use recycling kits, smart recycling systems, and comprehensive services are specifically designed to make battery recycling as easy and hassle-free as possible, while helping you protect the environment.

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  Free iFixit Manuals
Repair is recycling! The best way to keep hardware out of landfills is to keep it working longer. Toxic electronic waste is a global problem that we all need to pitch in to solve. Self repair saves you money and helps the environment!

Do-it-yourself repair
Fix your own hardware with our free service manuals.
Step-by-step photos and instructions make it easy.

Parts and tools
Get the repair parts and upgrades you need.
Service parts and tools for Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Game Consoles. Fix it yourself with step-by-step repair guides.
Learn how to repair electronics the easy way—one step at a time.

Diagnose what's wrong with your device.
Answers is a community of people helping each other fix things.

Help us teach repair
What if everyone had access to a free repair manual for everything they owned? That's our mission. Share your knowledge and help us fix the world.

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  CD Recycling Center
Recycling your unwanted, obsolete, or damages discs is easy... and free. If you have small quantities of discs in envelopes or boxes, choose what state you are in.

  • VHS tapes. There’s a lot of work for us to recycle your VHS tapes. We need to take them apart, and separate the film, metal and plastic. For VHS tapes, we highly encourage that you make a donation to Ability First for the good work that the people do for you and the environment.
  • Cassette tapes. Please treat like CDs and DVDs
  • InkJet cartridges. Please wrap in a paper towel or keep separate to help contain any ink spillage.
  • Cell Phones, small electronics, mp3 players, charges, Floppy disks, computer cables, printer cables, extension cords,Christmas lights.

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The only free rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America Since 1996.

Find a drop-off location for your batteries and cellphones Over 30,000 U.S. and Canadian retailers, businesses, communities and public agencies participate in the Call2Recycle® program.

What are the Benefits?

  • Rechargeable batteries and cellphones* are properly and safely recycled at no charge to you
  • An easy and free way to keep toxic waste from entering landfills and give reclaimed materials a second life
  • Free collection kits and marketing materials to promote your sustainability efforts
  • Free shipping (Collection Kit or Bulk – Not sure what is right for you? Use our interactive Shipping Wizard)
  • Choice to collect from the public to increase foot traffic
  • Free recycling reporting and certification

Cellphones in good condition are refurbished and resold.

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Business Recycler

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) is the largest electronics recycler in North America provides any level of service to any company of any size with locations anywhere in the U.S.

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