We invite you to first consider donating operable electronics and computer products in good condition to non-profit organizations, like schools, who may put them to good use. There are a number of national re-use organizations that may be interested in your products. Tax deductions may apply (see your tax advisor). These organizations include the following:
- National Cristina Foundation: www.cristina.org/
- Gifts in Kind International: www.giftsinkind.org/
- Electronic Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org/links/donation.cfm
- Recycles.org Equipment Donation: www.recycles.org/donate.php
- Operation Homelink: www.operationhomelink.org/
- Computers4Kids: www.c4k.org/
- Lazarus Foundation (Baltimore/Washington Metro): www.lazarus.org/
- Computer Recycling Center (California): www.crc.org/
- Educational Assistance Ltd: www.inventorydonations.org/
Look below for information on your specific state or province requirements.
Recycling Programs (Local Governments)
In the following states, please contact your local county recycling office or state department of health or environmental protection for information on disposal of equipment. There may be no charge to you and there may be local drop-off locations in your city or county for your added convenience. Some local authorities organize special collection events in the community. Remote Recycling/Take-Back Programs are also noted for some states.
- California: See more information here and at www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Electronics/
- Conneticut: www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2714&q=397480&depNav_GID=1645
- Hawaii: See our CED Program Application form.
- Illinois: Let’s Get Rid Of Electronic Waste In Illinois (PDF, 42kb)
- Maine: www.maine.gov/dep/waste/ewaste/ or www.maine.gov/[...]/computerrecy.html
- Maryland: Recycling program info and see our CED Program Application form.
- Michigan: See more information here.
- Minnesota: www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/topics/preventing-waste-and-pollution/product-stewardship/initiatives-in-minnesota/electronics/minnesota-electronics-recycling-act/minnesota-electronics-recycling-act-home.html
- Missouri: See our CED Program Application form.
- New York: See AERCCR Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Program
- New Jersey: See AERCCR Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Program
- North Carolina: www.p2pays.org/electronics/
- Oklahoma: www.deq.state.ok.us/factsheets/land/ecycle.pdf and see our CED Program Application form.
- Oregon: www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecycle/
- Pennsylvania: See AERCCR Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Program
- Texas: See our CED Program Application form.
- Utah: See our CED Program Application form.
- Virginia: See our CED Program Application form.
- Washington: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/eproductrecycle/
- West Virginia: See our CED Program Application form.
Municipalities not specifically mentioned above can use our take-back program by completing the form below. You can recycle your LCD monitor and other products at no charge to you.
Note: If you were not issued a pre-paid shipping call tag at the time you were issued an eWasteRMA number, please call (toll-free) 1-866-204-3966 with your eWaste RMA number. You can package the monitor or other products and drop them off at any UPS store location. Some state regulations require residents to pay shipping fees for e-waste take-back. Check with your local government authorities for details about your responsibilities.
If you have any questions, please call us (toll-free) at 1-866-204-3966 for further assistance.
Planar will not dispose of covered devices in landfills or knowingly transfer covered devices to computer equipment recycling facilities that dispose of covered devices in landfills, other than necessary incidental disposal in de minimis amounts.
Reporting and Compliance Programs
Reporting for Electronics Recovery and Recycling
Virginia 2010 Recycling report (PDF, 218KB)
Take Back for Institutional Customers
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