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eWaste: When to sell, donate or recycle

At FSRS we accept your old electronics, but not all donations are treated equally

2019 Facility Upgrades (Paved an area for the GEEP recycling)
2019 Facility Upgrades (Paved an area for the GEEP recycling)

A growing concern in our tech crazy culture is the amount of e-waste that is accumulating. Yes, you can recycle your old electronics, but do you know the best course of action for the product you’re parting with? Of course, if you’re a trendsetter that’s constantly upgrading, you likely know you can trade-in or resell your gently used item to someone that’s less fussy about having the latest and greatest. But what about those outdated items that seem like more hassle than they are worth?

Working vs. non-working electronics

Our handlers will accept your old electronics, but it’s important to understand that not all electronic donations are equal. First off, does the device work? This is the ideal condition when bringing something to our facility, as non-working electronics can actually become a cost to our organization.

Please make sure that all small appliances, electronic devices and stereo equipment are in working order before donating to the FSRS, as our main goal is to sell the item and keep it out of the landfill. If we receive electronics that are not in working order, we will recycle them, but in some cases we are charged a fee to dispose of them properly. Small appliances, microwaves, vacuums, stereo equipment and telephones that no longer work have a fee associated with their safe disposal.

End-of-life recycling of electronics

For end-of-life recycling of electronics, we rely on GEEP. GEEP is a leading provider of cost effective, environmentally responsible electronics waste recycling. Their processes are designed to effectively utilize the resources of redundant electrical and electronic equipment through the recovery of raw materials used during manufacturing. With a zero landfill goal, they mitigate any risk of environmental liability, compliance or negative publicity as result of the demanufacturing process. Click here to learn more.