Recycling Your PC

Computers and related electronic equipment contain substances such as metals, glass, plastics and certain chemical compounds that are highly recoverable, recyclable and reusable. By recycling your old equipment in a responsible manner, you can keep electronic products out of our landfills and help maximize the use of our natural resources.

Please select your state of residence below to learn more about available recycling programs.

  • California
  • Minnesota
  • Rhode Island
  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • South Carolina
  • Hawaii
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Utah
  • Indiana
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Maine
  • Oklahoma
  • Washington
  • Maryland
  • Oregon
  • West Virginia
  • Michigan
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin
  • All Other States
  • California

    The state of California has passed legislation imposing an electronic waste recycling fee for a sale made by a retailer to a consumer in California for certain electronic items. For more information on the recycling requirements in California, visit the California Electronic Waste Recycling Fee page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    Colorado

    Acer provides voluntary free recycling as part of its participation in the eCycle Leadership Initiative administered by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). To meet the needs of consumers in Colorado, Acer provides several options. Acer offers a mail-back program that accepts all the following Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Gateway
    • eMachines

    To find out more about how to recycle your products using the Acer mail-back program, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    MITS Program
    As a final option, Acer also partners with E-World through participation in the Manufacturer Interstate Takeback System (MITS) plan in Colorado. The program offers additional free drop-off location(s) for Colorado residents. Please visit the MITS website for a list of locations.

    Hawaii

    The Hawaii Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Law (Senate Bill 2843) was enacted on July 1, 2009. Acer offers a free mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Hawaii recycling law. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in Hawaii, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the Hawaii Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery program, please visit the State of Hawaii Department of Health website.

    Illinois

    The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, public act 095-0959, became effective September 17, 2008. Acer finances its share of the electronics recycling in the State of Illinois in accordance with the law. For information on registered electronics collectors, recyclers, refurbishers, e-waste residential collection sites, or general information on the program, please visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency website.

    The program will accept all Acer branded products with the following current or past Acer brands.

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    Indiana

    The Indiana Electronic Waste Program (IC 13-20.5) was enacted on July 1, 2009. Acer finances its share of the electronics recycling in the state of Indiana in accordance with the law. For information on registered electronics collectors, recyclers, e-waste collection locations, or general information on the program, please visit the Recycle Indiana website.

    The program will accept all Acer branded products with the following current or past Acer brands.

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    Maine

    Beginning July 20, 2006, all waste computer monitors and televisions generated by households in Maine must be recycled (unless shipped out of state for disposal). Please contact your local municipality for information about how and where to recycle your computer monitors and television sets in your area. For more information about Maine's electronic waste law, visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Web site.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    Maryland

    Maryland's Statewide Electronics Recycling Program was enacted on October 1, 2007. Acer offers a mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Maryland recycling requirements. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in Maryland, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page. Also, for information on how to erase the data on your hard drive prior to shipping or dropping off your product for recycling, please visit our Data Security section.

    Acer also partners with E-World through participation in the Manufacturer Interstate Takeback System (MITS). The program offers additional free drop-off points for Maryland residents. To find out where to drop-off your products, please visit the MITS website.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the Maryland Statewide Electronics Recycling Program, please visit the eCycling in MD website.

    Michigan

    Michigan's statewide electronics recycling program (Senate Bill 897) was enacted on April 1, 2010. Acer offers a free mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Michigan recycling law. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in Michigan, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the Michigan electronics recycling program, please visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality website.

    Minnesota

    The Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act (Minn. Stat. §§ 115A.1310 to 115A.1330) was enacted in May 2007. Acer finances its share of the electronics recycling in the state of Minnesota in accordance with the law. For information on registered electronics collectors, recyclers, and e-waste collection locations, or general information on the program, please visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website.

    The program will accept all Acer branded products with the following current or past Acer brands.

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    Missouri

    The Missouri Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Equipment Collection and Recovery Act (Senate Bill 720) was enacted on April 30, 2010. Acer offers a mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Missouri recycling requirements. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire
    • Gateway
    • Gateway 2000
    • eMachines

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in Missouri, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the Missouri electronics recycling program, please visit the E-Cycle Missouri website.

    New Jersey

    The Electronic Waste Management Act (P.L. 2007, c.347 as amended by P.L. 2008, c.130) was enacted in January 2009. Acer provides free recycling in compliance with the requirements of the New Jersey state law via its membership with Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA), an Independent Group Plan operating in the state of New Jersey. For more information on how and where to recycle your end-of-life products, please visit the RLGA New Jersey website. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the New Jersey electronic waste recycling program, please visit the E-Cycle New Jersey website.

    New York

    The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Article 27, Title 26 of the Environmental Conservation Law) was enacted on May 28, 2010. In the state of New York, Acer is a member of the Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA) Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Program, registered with the State Department of Environmental Conservation, and in compliance with the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. This program provides convenient methods for consumers of Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) to return their products at end-of-life for environmentally sound recycling. To learn more about this program, please visit the RLGA Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Program For New York State website. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the New York electronics recycling program, please visit the New York Department of Environmental Conservation website.

    North Carolina

    The North Carolina Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management Law (Session Law 2010-67) was enacted on July 1, 2010. Acer offers a mail-back program that meets the requirements of the North Carolina recycling requirements. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Gateway
    • emachines

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in North Carolina, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the North Carolina electronics recycling program, please visit the North Carolina DENR Electronics Management Program.

    Oklahoma

    The Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery Act (Senate Bill 1631) was enacted on January 1, 2009. Acer offers a mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Oklahoma recycling requirements. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:.

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in Oklahoma, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery program, please visit the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality website.

    Oregon

    The Oregon Electronics Recycling Program (House Bill 2626) was enacted in December 2007. The program requires manufacturers of desktop computers, portable computers, monitors and televisions whose products are sold in the state to participate in a recycling program. Acer participates in the group plan, "Manufacturers’ Group Plan – powered by RLGA" (MGP), approved by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Please visit the RLGA website to view the collection sites operated by MGP, where consumers can recycle their CEDs. For more information about Oregon E-Cycles, the program created by Oregon’s Electronics Recycling Law and overseen by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, please visit the Oregon E-Cycles website. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the Oregon electronics recycling program, please visit the Oregon E-Cycles website.

    Pennsylvania

    The State of Pennsylvania has enacted Pennsylvania’s Covered Device Recycling Act (House Bill 708), Act 108 of 2010 that requires manufacturers of covered computer devices, covered television devices and peripherals (“covered devices”) whose products are sold in the state to participate in a recycling program. Manufacturers, either individually, or as part of a group, must establish, conduct and manage a plan to collect, transport and recycle covered devices. Acer provides free recycling in compliance with the Pennsylvania state law via its membership with Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA), a group plan operating in the state of Pennsylvania. Covered devices can be dropped off by eligible consumers at one of the plan collection sites. Please visit the RLGA website to view the list of collection sites. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website. For additional information about the Pennsylvania electronics recycling program, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website.

    Rhode Island

    The Rhode Island Electronic Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling Act (R.I.G.L. Section § 23-24.10) was enacted on January 1, 2009. Acer provides free recycling in compliance with the requirements of the Rhode Island state law via its membership with the Manufacturer Interstate Takeback System (MITS), an Independent Group Plan operating in the state of Rhode Island. For more information on how and where to recycle your end-of-life products, please visit the MITS website.

    The program will accept all Acer branded products with the following current or past Acer brands.

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the Rhode Island electronics recycling program, please visit the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management website.

    South Carolina

    The South Carolina Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Information Technology Equipment Collection and Recovery Act was enacted on July 1, 2011. Acer offers a mail-back program that meets the requirements of the South Carolina recycling program. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in South Carolina, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the South Carolina electronics recycling program, please visit the e-Cycle South Carolina website.

    Texas

    The Texas Computer Equipment Recycling Act House (Bill 2714) was enacted on September 1, 2008. The law requires manufacturers to provide Texas household consumers with free and reasonably convenient collection, re-use and recycling opportunities for certain devices. The program accepts the following devices covered under the Texas law:

    • Monitors
    • Desktop computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Keyboards
    • Computer mice

    The list of Acer owned brands is as follows.

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in Texas, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    Utah

    The Utah Disposal of Electronic Waste Program (Senate Bill 184) was enacted on July 1, 2011. Acer provides free recycling in compliance with the requirements of the Utah state law via several options. Acer offers a mail-back program that accepts all of the following Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Gateway
    • eMachines

    To find out more about how to recycle your products using the Acer mail-back program, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    MITS Program
    As a final option, Acer also partners with E-World through participation in the Manufacturer Interstate Takeback System (MITS) plan. The program offers additional free drop-off location(s). Please visit the MITS website for a list of locations.

    Virginia

    Virginia's Computer Recovery and Recycling Act was enacted on July 1, 2009. The law requires manufacturers to provide Virginia household consumers with free and reasonably convenient collection, re-use and recycling opportunities for certain devices. The program accepts the following devices covered under the Virginia law:

    • Monitors
    • Desktop computers and;
    • Notebook computers

    The list of Acer owned brands is as follows.

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    As part of Virginia's Computer Recovery and Recycling Act, manufacturers are required to post annual recycling performance and compliance assurance reports on their websites. Acer's annual reports are provided below, indicated by compliance program year.

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in Virginia, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    Washington

    The Washington Department of Ecology finished adopting WAC 173-900 in 2007 requiring computer and television manufacturers to provide consumer-convenient recycling of their covered electronic products (CEPs) throughout the state beginning January 1, 2009. Covered electronic products, or CEPs, are computers, televisions, computer monitors, and portable or laptop computers used by households, small governments, small businesses,and charities.

    Acer will be participating in the Washington State recycling program by financing its share of the recycling cost. For more information on how to recycle CEPs in the state of Washington, please visit the Washington Department of Ecology recycling website.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    West Virginia

    West Virginia’s statewide electronics recycling program (Senate Bill 746) was enacted on June 6, 2008. Acer offers a free mail-back program that meets the requirements of the West Virginia recycling law. The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    To find out more about how to recycle your products in West Virginia, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    For additional information about the West Virginia electronics recycling program, please visit the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection website.

    Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Electronics Recycling Law (Act 50) was enacted on January 1, 2010. Acer finances its share of the electronics recycling in the state of Wisconsin in accordance with the law. For information on registered electronics collectors, recyclers, and e-waste collection locations, or general information on the program, please visit the E-Cycle Wisconsin website.

    The program accepts all the following current or past Acer-branded products:

    • Acer
    • Acer View
    • Aspire

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    All Other States

    Acer Recycling Program
    Acer offers a mail-back program that accepts all Acer-branded products. To find out more about how to recycle your products using the Acer mail-back program, please visit the Acer Recycling Program page.

    In-Store Recycling Program
    As another option, Acer has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Acer-branded products returned to their stores, and Acer reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

    More Options
    To find an organization that takes working computers for reuse or to locate an electronics recycling service in your area, we recommend you explore our list of other recycling options.