Clear your home of unwanted electronics by giving away, donating or recycling items. Here are some options and resources to reuse or properly dispose of electronics.
Give away still working, but outdated (to you) items by listing them for free on a community social media platform. Options include Buy Nothing Project and Freecycle, to name a few.
Donate your used technology to a local organization like Free Geek. This nonprofit accepts most electronics and you can also purchase refurbished items in their thrift store. Use the Find a Recycler tool for your electronics that are still in good working order by clicking on the reuse/donate option to see locations near you.
Recycle specific items through Oregon E-Cycles, a free electronics recycling program for computers, phones, monitors, TVs, printers, keyboards and mice.
You can recycle a maximum of seven items at a time at one of the 50 collection facilities and recyclers in Portland.
Proper disposal is key for any electronics. Computers, monitors and TVs are not allowed in curbside garbage and cannot be disposed of at landfills or incinerators.
Bonus: If your gadget needs a repair you might be able to fix with expertise at a local Repair Café event.