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 19147
215-729-3770 (free computer and electronic drop off)
3114 Grays Ferry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-964-6665 (accepts computers and electronics and data destruction- offers a coupon of equal or greater value
that may be used in an eForce retail store)
E-Waste Experts, Inc.
416 Green Lane
Bristol, PA 19007
877-328-2927 (accepts computers, electronics and peripherals- also offers data destruction on site)
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
Contact PickUpPlease or call 1-800-775-8387 for more information. (working computers and monitors will be picked up and donated)