During this time of containing the spread of COVID-19, many organizations have postponed collection of end-of-life electronics. If your local drop-off location is temporarily unavailable, please hold on to your electronics until locations reopen. Let’s protect each other and the earth together.

There’s treasure buried in your home just waiting to be discovered! Let’s find it together.

There’s a very good chance that right now, somewhere in your home, there are electronics just waiting to be recycled. These electronics are filled with resources that can be recovered, recycled and reused.

Search through your home for that hidden stash of old electronics. This buried treasure might include things like flip phones, smartphones, laptops, cords and cables, corded and wireless telephones, VCR and DVD players.

Happy Hunting!

Below is a list of end-of-life electronics you may uncover. You’ll be surprised just how much you discover.

Disclaimer: This is a general list of electronic items collected through our programs across Canada. For a full list of what’s accepted in your province, visit recycleMYelectronics.ca.

Display Devices
Televisions and monitors, including various technologies such as Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), All-in-one, flat panel (LCD, LED and plasma) and rear projection.
Non-Cellular Telephones
Includes corded and cordless telephones, as well as telephone answering machines.
Home Audio/Video Systems
Includes VCR, DVD and CD players, speakers, amplifiers, receivers, digital projectors and similar audio/video systems.
Desktop Computers
Desktop computers (including those acting as servers).
Portable Computers
Includes portable computers such as laptops, netbooks, notebooks and tablets.
Computer Peripherals
Televisions and monitors, including Includes both wired and wireless manual input devices such as keyboards, mice and trackballs.
Desktop Printers/Multi-Function Devices
Printers designed to reside on a work surface, including laser and LED, inkjet, dot matrix, thermal, dye sublimation and “multi-function” copy, scan, fax and print devices. Stand-alone desktop scanners and fax machines are also included in this category.
Personal or Portable Audio/Video Systems
Includes docking speakers, portable stereos, personal CD players, portable audio recorders, tape/radio players, digital media (MP3) players, voice recorders, digital cameras and video cameras.
Home Theatre In-A-Box (HTB) Systems
Includes pre-packaged disc player/speaker/amplifier systems for use with video or television display to create a home theatre experience.
Vehicle Audio/Video Systems (aftermarket)
Includes amplifiers, equalizers, speakers and audio/video components.
Cellular Devices and Pagers
Cellular phones, including those offering camera, video recording and/or audio functions, smartphones (cell-enabled), cell-enabled PDAs utilizing touch-screen technology, and cell-enabled handheld devices.

What’s Next:

Now that you’ve rounded up all the end-of-life treasures in your home, consider putting them in a box and dropping them off at a Recycle My Electronics drop-off location so they can be safely and securely recycled. The resources inside will be recycled and reused in new products.