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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

  1. 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.

  1. Only bring computers, monitors and TVs. Currently Oregon 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Larger organizations
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

Electronic devices

On June 29, 2011, Senate Bill 82 was signed into law. Beginning January 1, 2015, computer peripherals (keyboards and mice) and printers will be added to the Oregon E-Cycles Program.

Click here for the complete Senate Bill 82.

 
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For more information about Oregon E-Cycles, call 1-888-532-9253 or email

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