Computers require special care in disposal due to the hazardous chemicals they contain from production, such as lead and mercury. Seattle offers many local resources for you to safely dispose of your computers.
Local Seattle Resources for Computer Recycling
Manufacturer Take-Back Programs
Depending on where you purchased your computer, the manufacturer who made it will most likely take it off your hands and properly dispose of it for you. In some cases, the manufacturer will pick up your computer or send you pre-paid packaging for return.
Retailer Take-Back Programs
Many large stores that sell computers will also take computers back from consumers once they are done with them.
Costco.com offers free recycling for computers and many computer accessories.
Office Depot accepts electronics at their retail stores. Use the store locator to find the store closest to you.
Staples accepts computers and computer accessories for recycling. Use the store locator to find the store closest to you.