If you are looking to make some spare cash, upgrade some old stuff, or rid your garage of unused clutter take a look at the many ways we found to recycle, donate or sell your old gadgets.
We found popular places to recycle, donate or sell your old gadgets. Technology advances at a blistering pace leaving outdated devices behind. Most of your old electronics like computers, cell phones, digital cameras, video games, and printers can have either a cash or trade-in value. This is the probably the most lucrative area to make some extra cash. Take a look at these retailers that I found who have made this part of their normal business.
Places to Recycle, Donate or Sell Your Old Gadgets
Trade In Sources
- Amazon has a popular trade-in program that offers credit for used electronics.
- Target Trade-In Program
- Best Buy
- Walmart Trade-In
- Staples Trade In Program
- eBay offers a trade-in program called eBay Instant Sale
Cell Phone Companies
What’s more, cellular carrier stores, including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile offer consumers their choice of in-store drop off or pre-printed shipping labels that make for quick and easy returns, free of charge.
The two companies listed below will help you recycle just about anything. The second one won’t pay you to do so, but will take unuseful stuff off your hands for free.
Not Worth Selling? Recycle Your Electronics
Electronics can be recycled for almost all of their components including metal, plastics, glass, and more. And there are more local, manufacturer, and retailer recycling programs than you’d think.
Find local organizations with Greener Gadgets. They offer a list of nationwide manufacturer, retailer, and certified eCycling programs in your area.
Give New Life to Old Tech with Donations
Donate your items and get a receipt for your taxes. There are numerous established organizations that accept donations of old electronics and repurpose them for a good cause. The Environmental Protection Agency is a good resource to find a local organization to unload your old electronics.
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Reusing and repurposing is a great way to unclutter our life and reduce e-waste.