Electronics / Computers


Electronic waste contains hazardous materials such as brominated flame retardants, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, and mercury, and should not be thrown away in your trash. Below are some resources for proper and safe disposal of electronics. Check our Turning Trash into Treasure Guide (PDF) for more information and locations throughout Washtenaw County.


Toxins in your computer are linked to reproductive and neurological disorders, including those listed above. Let’s work together to ensure these hazardous materials do not end up in our landfills! Visit the national PC Disposal website for more information.

For more information on the environmental and health effects of computers, have a look at the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition website and their Clean Computer Campaign website.

  1. Electronics Recycling
  2. Computer Re-Use
  3. Computer Take Back
  • Recycle Ann Arbor Drop-Off Station
    Ann Arbor, MI
    The Drop-Off Station accepts regular recyclable items and a wide variety of harder-to-recycle items. $3 entry fee.
  • Great Lakes Recycling Center
    Roseville, MI
    Accepts any electronic equipment and have a Zero Landfill Policy. For larger volumes there is a $75 minimum fee.
  • Best Buy
    Accepts a wide variety of electronics and cords in most stores.
  • Staples
    Accepts a wide variety of electronics and cords in most stores.
  • uBreakiFIx Canton & Brighton - An electronics repair shop that also accepts electronics for recycling. See recycling list