Recycling Old Technology in Chicago
Nearly 2 million pounds of household chemicals and electronics have been collected at the City's permanent Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility (located at 1150 N. North Branch, two blocks east of the Kennedy at Division Street) since its opening in October 2006. Visit the City's website for a list of materials that are accepted, hours of operation and other information.
SECURITY NOTE: Before disposing of any equipment that may contain sensitive company data, make sure to delete and securely erase them! Contact us to schedule a follow-up visit a few weeks post-installation of new equipment to properly prepare your old equipment for secure disposal. See, Getting Rid of an Old Mac? Follow These Steps to Prep It for Its Next Life.
Mac & iOS Device Recycling
Our recommended provider for recycling old Apple devices is Apple's partner, Phobio. With Vision-Bot's recycling tab we've made it easy for our partners to discover devices to recycle.
Apple Trade In
Get free recycling with every new Mac.
Trade in your eligible device for credit toward your next purchase, or get an Apple Store Gift Card. If your device isn’t eligible for credit, they'll recycle it for free. No matter the model or condition, Apple can turn it into something good for you and good for the planet.
- Retail (trade-in credit or gift card): https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in
- Business (option for a check): https://phobio.com/smb/apple_business
Retail customers can easily recycle their e-waste by simply bringing their used computers, monitors, laptops, and desktop printers, faxes and all–in–ones to any U.S. Staples store. All brands of office technology products are accepted for recycling, regardless of whether the equipment was purchased at Staples. Dell® branded office technology items are accepted for free at Staples stores nationally. All other brands of computer monitors, desktop and laptop computers, printers, scanners, all–in–ones and fax machines are accepted for a $10 fee. The recycling fee is charged to cover handling, transport, product disassembly, and recycling. Smaller computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and speakers are accepted at no charge.
Printers & Batteries
The City of Chicago and Staples will dispose of your printer properly. You can also check with your specific printer manufacturer (i.e. Canon, HP, Xerox, etc.). Consider Call2Reycle for battery-specific recycling.
Another option for Chicago, https://www.recyclecomputerchicago.com/
For steps in preparing your device(s), please visit these Apple articles:
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