Electronics Recycling

Computer and home theater components are made of different materials and require diverse disposal efforts. Some trash hauling companies will not take those components. These components can be recycled through a variety of drop-off locations and take-back programs.  A good place to start is by checking with your computer’s manufacturer, or the retailer you purchased it from to see what kind of take-back or trade-in options might be available.

Tallmadge Events

The city, in its efforts to promote an environmentally friendly community, hosts Electronics Recycling drives. These events, which are free (small charge for CRTs) to the Tallmadge community, enables residents to drop off their electronic waste at a central Tallmadge location to be recycled and disposed of by industry professionals.

Upcoming Event

Summit e-Waste LogoOctober 16, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm
Tallmadge Recreation Center
46 North Munroe Road
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
(Enter off East Avenue)

  • Desktop Computers & Laptops
  • Printers - All Types and Sizes
  • Cell Phones, PDAs & Mobile Devices
  • Telephones & Phone Systems
  • Modems, Routers & Servers
  • DVD Players, VCRs & Stereos
  • Game Consoles & Radios
  • Cables, Wires & Power Adapters
  • Ink & Toner Cartridges
  • Anything that plugs in or uses batteries
  • Computer Monitors
  • Televisions*

*There will be a charge for each CRT "tube" TV dropped off. $5 for 12” and smaller and $10 for anything over 12". Screens are measured diagonally. All forms of payment are accepted, but we ask that you have exact change ready to keep traffic flowing smoothly.

Hard Drive Shredding

We will have our mobile hard drive shredder on-site. Ask our attendants on arrival where to park so you can bring your desktop or laptop computer to our shredding station and have the hard drive removed and witness it being destroyed.

Year-Round Resources

While all of the components of a computer are made of different materials and require diverse disposal efforts, they can be recycled through a variety of drop-off locations and take-back programs. A good place to start is by checking with your computer’s manufacturer, or the retailer you purchased it from to see what kind of take-back or trade-in options might be available.

The city has partnered with Summit e-Waste Recycling to provide a drop off bin. This bin, which is free to the Tallmadge community, is located at the Community Center (80 Community Road) and enables residents to drop off their electronic waste at any time. The bin is able to take most items but if you have something larger like TVs please contact Summit e-Waste Recycling directly.

Local Electronics Recyclers

Summit e-Waste Recycling. Electronics Recycling, Data Destruction, IT Asset Disposition, Recommerce & Reuse. Responsible e-Waste solutions for businesses and the public. Summit e-Waste can service businesses and organizations with free on-site pickup of e-Waste and on-site hard drive shredding. Summit e-Waste is also available to the general public accepting any electronic item at no charge (CRT “tube” televisions for a fee) during business hours. 

Goodwill Industries of Akron. Equipment donated is refurbished or recycled through the Dell ReConnect program. 

e-Waste of Hudson.  e-Waste offers a full suite of IT asset management and disposal services, including asset tracking, residual forecasting, portfolio planning, certified DoD data erasure, IT Asset Recovery/Asset Purchase programs (liquidation of unwanted equipment and trade-in credit or revenue sharing programs) and fully certified, comprehensive electronic waste recycling.

RET3 accepts donated equipment that is inspected to determine if it can be refurbished. Usable machines are remanufactured to the specifications of participating schools and unusable equipment is completely de-manufactured; the raw materials sold to end users and the proceeds used to subsidize Green Computing.

Please visit the Summit ReWorks for a complete list of Local Recycling Solutions.