Oregon E-Cycles collection sites and services accept computers,
monitors and TVs at no charge from anyone bringing in seven or fewer
devices. The program is financed by electronics manufacturers and
jointly implemented with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
For all consumers
- Erase hard drives. Oregon E-Cycles assumes no liability
for personal or confidential information left on computers. It is
recommended that you erase all data before recycling. Reformatting
your drive or deleting files does NOT destroy your data. TechSoup
has articles explaining how to do this:**
**Disclaimer: The Department of Environmental Quality does not
endorse any of these data security solutions. There may be other
data security services or options in addition to those listed above.
- Only bring computers, monitors and TVs.
E-Cycles does not provide free recycling of keyboards, mice,
speakers, printers, scanners or other types of electronics.
Participating collection sites may take these other devices, but may
charge a fee to recycle them.
Beginning January 1, 2015, computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) and printers will be added to the Oregon E-Cycles Programs.
- Find a collection site near you. You can search for Oregon E-Cycles collection sites and services
on this Web site or by calling, 1-888-532-9253.
- Call ahead if you have large or heavy items. If you have
large or heavy items (e.g. console TVs), please call ahead to ensure the collection
site has capacity to handle your items.
For consumers with more than seven items
Households, small businesses and small nonprofits
Oregon E-Cycles allows households, small businesses and small
nonprofits to recycle more than seven items at one time. Oregon E-Cycles
defines small businesses and small nonprofits as having 10 or fewer
employees. Please call the collection site ahead of time to inquire
about any verification needed and to ensure the collection site has the
capacity to handle your items.
If you are a larger organization, you may still take your computers,
monitors and TVs to an Oregon E-Cycles collection site or service for
recycling, but you may be charged for items over the seven item limit.
Please call the collection site ahead of time to make arrangements.
Alternatively, you can contract with a recycler outside of the Oregon
E-Cycles program to handle your electronics recycling needs. For a list
of questions to consider when looking for a responsible recycler, visit:
For more information