How to Recycle Electronic Waste and Computers

Effective July 1, 2011, residents may not knowingly place or discard a computer, computer monitor, printer or television in any waste stream that is to be disposed of in a solid waste landfill.

Click here to learn more about recycling e-waste in South Carolina.

City of Columbia E-Waste Recycling Program

City of Columbia Department of Public Works
2910 Colonial Drive; off of Slighs Road
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30 - 3:30
Proof of residency is required.
What they accept:

  • Electronic waste including end-of-life computers, monitors, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, audio and stereo equipment, cellular phones, digital cameras, and other electronic devices
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs (including compact fluorescents)

Lexington County E-waste Recycling Program

Edmund Landfill
498 Landfill Lane, Lexington, SC 29073
Monday-Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Proof of residency is required.
What they accept: Computers, Monitors, TVs, Printers, Fax Machines, Stereo Equipment, PDAs, Games, etc.

Richland County E-Waste Recycling Program

Two Locations:

  • Lower Richland Drop-off Center, 10531 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia (Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00am to 5:30pm; Sunday 12:30 to 5:30pm)
  • Richland County C&D Landfill, 1070 Caughman Road North, off Monticello Road, Columbia (Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 4:30; Saturday 7:00 am to 12:30 pm)
Proof of residency is required.
What they accept:
  • Computers and computer accessories (keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners)
  • Televisions 40” or smaller – no consoles
  • Stereos – no consoles
  • Household electronics including VCRs, DVD players, power tools, radios, fax machines, and small appliances
  • Microwave ovens
  • Telephones (land and cell), pagers and answering machines

Retailer and Manufacturer Programs

Click here for a list of retailer and manufacturer programs.

ecoNEW

ecoNEW is a recycling and consumer electronics trade-in program that allows consumers to easily and safely dispose of their unwanted eligible electronics and computer equipment in an eco-friendly way. Click here to learn more.

GreenDisk

The GreenDisk Technotrash Pack-IT Service is designed to meet the recycling needs of individuals and organizations that accumulate small amounts of technotrash. Simply put your technotrash into a box, estimate the weight of your box, order the Pack-IT Service, print out the shipping label, and send the box off to GreenDisk … using your preferred shipper at your convenience. All content on media is destroyed and all of the physical materials are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. The price is $6.95 for up to 20 lbs. and $.30 per additional pound. Click here to learn more or order the service.