Disposal of Household Electronics
Computer equipment including CPU, flat screen TV’s and monitors, keyboard, printer, mouse, power supply, external drive, scanner, printer, fax machine, stereo, radio, VC’, tape backup drive. CRT TV’s and monitors and rear projection TV’s are not accepted. These are Hazardous Wastes. Do Not dispose with regular trash!
Contact your residential curbside waste hauler to schedule a pick up for unwanted or unused electronic items:
Waste Management: (636-6894 or 723-4455) - if you live in unincorporated Brevard or within city/town limits of Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Palm Bay, Malabar, Melbourne, Merritt Island, Mims, Satellite Beach, Scottsmoor.
Waste Pro: (837-0055) – if you live within the city/town limits of Cape Canaveral, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Grant-Valkaria, and Port Canaveral.
City of Rockledge: (690-3978) – if you live within the city limits of Rockledge.
Drop off at the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Centers for recycling (free for residents), 2250 Adamson Rd. Cocoa, Florida 32926, Monday thru Saturday, hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 3379 Sarno Rd., Melbourne, Fl 32935, Monday thru Saturday, hours 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Donate to a local organization by contacting the National Cristina Foundation (NCF) on-line or at 203-863-9100. NCF can refer you to a needy nonprofit organization, school, or public agency in the area. That organization will contact you to arrange pick up or delivery. The donation is tax deductible.
Dell and Goodwill Industries have partnered for computer recycling in a program called: “Dell RECONNECT”. This is a FREE program for consumers to reuse and responsibly recycle unwanted household electronics. Simply bring your donations to a Goodwill Store or an attended donation center. They will accept for recycling the following items: computers, keyboards, hard drives, printers and monitors. Also please go to our recycling page and click on Recyclopedia for area computer dealers.
Drop off at Best Buy customer service desk for recycling. NEW - accepts TV’s, monitors, DVD players, audio/video items, cell phones and more regardless of where each item was purchased. Accepted - CRT TV screens can be as large as 32” and Flat panel TV’s up to 60”. There is no charge for recycling small accessories such as keyboards or mouse. Please contact Best Buy for specific details regarding fee amounts for recycling large items.
Drop off at an Office Depot store customer service desk for recycling. There is a fee to purchase a “Tech Recycling Box” that ranges from $5-$15 depending on which size box you need (sizes range from 8” to 24” high).
Contact a national computer company to trade, sell, donate or recycle your unwanted computer equipment:
DELL offers free recycling and (free pickup) of any Dell computer equipment, even if you are not buying new equipment. Also, if you buy a new a Dell computer and select the recycling option at the time of purchase, your old PC and monitor will be recycled at no cost, regardless of manufacturer. Dell offers 10% off coupon. Call 1-800-915-3355 or visit the website.
Gateway offers trade-in or recycling services (fee varies). Visit the website or call 1-800-428-3929 or 949-305-6600 for trade-in information.
Apple offers US customers a gift card toward new electronics for trading in reusable computers and free recycling for Apple branded equipment. Visit the website or call 1-800-692-7753.
HP (Hewlett-Packard) offers trade-in for HP or non HP equipment. There are also options to sell, donate or recycle. Recycling fees range from $1- - $34 per item, including pick up. Call 1-800-752-0900 or visit the website.
IBM offers buyback and recycling for IBM or non-IBM equipment. Buyback is based on model, age, condition, etc. Call 1-888-746-7426, option1, ext. 7615 or visit the website.
Sony launched a new website, www.sony.com/ecotrade, aimed at helping consumers find the best way to trade in or recycle their unwanted electronics. The site also includes a drop off center locator to find the nearest electronics recycling center to consumers. Accepts Sony or non-Sony brand electronics and allows customers to trade them for credit toward new Sony merchandise. Offer a free mail back option for Sony devices less than 25 pounds.
Toshiba offers trade-in for Toshiba or non Toshiba equipment.
Sell or donate working equipment via the Internet (such as eBay or Green Sight).
Consumers: Visit GreenerGadgets.org today for information on how to use electronic devices efficiently, shop for the most sustainable products and understand the energy-saving trends in the industry.
Businesses (including home businesses), commercial generators, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations, contact an electronics recycling /disposal company on the following list.
Electronic Recycling / Disposal Companies
Commercial Generators / Businesses
These companies offer recycling and safe disposal services (for a fee) for hazardous electronic items such as computers, TV’s, power supplies, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent lamps and ballasts, etc.
NOTE: Be sure to request an environmental audit package and confirm that potential vendors are following regulations for proper handling of hazardous materials. The audit should include documentation of end markets for the recycled commodities, parts or equipment, especially end markets that are outside the U.S.
Local Recyclers Include
3060 Dixie Hwy, US1
Palm Bay, FL
West Melbourne, FL
State Recyclers Include
4317 Fortune Place
W. Melbourne, FL
6555 East 30th St. Suite D
Indianapolis, IN 46219
1102 N Rome Ave.
6902 7th Ave. East
342 Marpan Lane
* Green Wave Computer Recycling is the electronic contractor for Brevard County Solid Waste. Businesses using their services can request the County negotiated rates.
This guide is provided as a service for our residents. A listing does not constitute an endorsement by Brevard County. This listing is not all-inclusive, and is subject to change. Contact the organizations listed to verify program details.