Computers

At High Tech Recycling, we accept virtually all computer and computer-related electronic equipment—even keyboards and your mouse! See our entire list for the exact items that we can recycle. If you have something that is not on the list, give us a call or send us an email.

Computer Recycling Made Easy

Computers are vital machines in today’s world. However, like any appliance, they have a limited shelf life. Computers contain chemicals that can damage the environment if not disposed of properly. Recycling your various computer parts such as servers, monitors (including LCD monitors), routers, modems, laptops and tablets can prevent these chemicals from polluting our air and water. When a system reaches its end, you need to understand how to dispose of it correctly.


Why Do I Need To Recycle My Old Computer?

Computers that end up in a landfill will contaminate the environment. These complex machines’ raw materials and components contain flame retardants, toxins, and lead; all of these substances can leach into groundwater or disperse toxic fumes in a fire.
Those same chemicals that cause health issues for people can affect plants and animals. With chemicals like arsenic and cadmium, it is easy to understand how dangerous the repercussions of traditional disposal patterns can be.
However, there is another reason to recycle your computer through a reputable institution, such as ours: Personal data. Too many people do not understand how to correctly wipe their computer drives, meaning that a tech-savvy stranger who happens upon your discarded computer can learn private information. We can help make sure that does not occur.


What Computer Parts/Accessories Do You Accept?

We accept a wide array of computer parts and accessories. For example, we accept desktops, laptops, cords, cables, rechargeable batteries, and more.


How To Prepare My Computer for Recycling

Before you recycle your computer all you need to do is simply backup your computer. If you have important information stored on your computer or files or programs you want to keep, make a backup copy. You can use an external hard drive or USB. There is no need to erase or wipe your computer, we handle that for you!


Can I Throw Away a Computer Battery or Charger?

No, you cannot throw away a computer battery or charger. Your computer uses a lithium-ion battery that contains a variety of chemicals that can negatively affect the environment. Most areas have laws against improper disposal. We accept these items, and we ensure they are correctly recycled.
Computer parts can always find a more useful life, even when you see no further use. While it is tempting just to pitch items, remember that computers contain several harmful chemicals. Let High Tech Recycling make it easy by recycling your old computer in an affordable and environmentally friendly way!

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We serve the entire Metro-Detroit area, including Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. We make it easy for you to recycle your electronics.

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