Frequently asked questions
- Why should we recycle our computers and TVs?
- How do I join the Take it Back Network?
- Where can I recycle my electronics?
Computer systems and monitors contain toxic metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury. Heavy metals can cause damage to living organisms at very low concentrations and tend to accumulate in the food chain.
Recycling conserves resources and keeps toxic materials out of the landfill. Glass, plastic, and metals can be recycled and used again in other products. Many of the heavy metals can also be recycled and safely reused. Recycling also reduces the environmental impacts and worker safety risks of mining for virgin metals.
To join the network, you must agree to process the materials domestically, have specific levels of liability insurance and agree to track the materials you are recycling or sending to a recycler. See the Join the Network page for more details.
You can get a full list of recyclers, including members of the Take it Back Network by going to the What do I do with...? pages and selecting "Electronic Equipment". The search will bring up a complete list of service providers.