Computers must be recycled according to PA State Law. They contain heavy metals which may be toxic if not handled properly. Below are a few options for proper computer and electronics recycling. 

Check with the manufacturer or retail outlet to see if a take-back, drop off, donation or mail-back program is available.

Municipalites will sometimes hold electronics collections for their residents. Check with your municipality for dates. 

Best Buy and Staples stores run a year round electronics recycling program accepting computers and various electronics - NO TVs or monitors. Items will be taken for recycling at no charge and with no purchase required. Check their websites under recycling for details. 

2209 S. 58th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(free computer and electronic drop off for PA residents only on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.  PA residents may direct their inquiries to 215-921-7508 or email:

eForce Compliance
3114 Grays Ferry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-964-6665 (accepts computers and electronics, charges a fee to recycle TV's and monitors)

E-Waste Experts, Inc.
416 Green Lane
Bristol, PA  19007
877-328-2927 (accepts computers, electronics and peripherals- also offers data destruction on site)

Junkluggers Recycling Center
1438 Easton Road
Abington, PA  19001
215-800-0922 (open Monday - Friday by appointment only.  Saturday- 8:30 am - 1 pm. Closed-Sunday)

Salvation Army Thrift Store in Montgomeryville
671 Bethlehem Pike
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
215-631-1570 (accepts working computers and electronics)

Shred One Security Corporation
Located in Huntingdon Glenn Office Park
1830 County Line Road, Unit 310
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
215-364-2265 (drop-off is open to the public on Saturdays 9am-1pm - accepts computers and electronics
                         and offers hard drive destruction. Please see Eligible Items and Pricing)

611 Metals
2509 Wyandotte Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
267-221-6924 (accepts TVs and CRT monitors for a fee and will pay for computers and some electronics
                        and offers hard drive shredding/wiping from computers for security)

Vietnam Veterans of America
PickUpPlease or call 1-800-775-8387 for more information.
(working computers and monitors will be picked up and donated)

Battery Solutions IRecycle Kit
800-852-8127 (collects E-Scrap from businesses)

GoClear Corporate Lamp & Electronic Recycling
610-444-0688 (certification of destruction)