Secure Electronics Recycling Bin

Secure Electronics Recycling Bins

Amazon recognizes the importance of recycling electronic equipment at the end of its useful life. We are providing free recycling bins at select drop-off locations for consumer electronics. The bins are in locations with our Lockers and returns drop-off points, so drop off your unwanted electronics during your next visit! To learn more about Amazon’s options to give your stuff a second chance, please visit www.amazon.com/amazonsecondchance


How it works

look below to find a location near you

1. Drop off for free

It’s free to drop off your unwanted electronics – look below to find a location near you.

2.	Place your unwanted electronics into the bin hatch and say farewell.

2. Say farewell

Place your unwanted electronics into the bin hatch and say farewell. The data on your device will be securely destroyed.

3. Feel good you’re giving your electronics a new life through Amazon Second Chance!

3. Feel good!

You’re giving your electronics a new life!

What we accept

Audio and Video Devices
Cell phones, tablets, and e-readers
Connected home devices
laptops
Media player
Small elecronics

What we don't accept

No loose batteries, or devices containing damaged, swollen, or defective lithium batteries should be placed in the container.
Appliances
Loose Batteries
Light Bulbs
Hazardous or Medical Waste
Non-Electronic Material
Large Electronics

Locations

96 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, Ca 95113

Amazon Hub Locker+ (Downtown San Jose)

96 E San Fernando St, San Jose CA 95113

Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 21:00. Sat, Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

923 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Amazon Hub Locker+ (Westwood)

923 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90024

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

2728 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Amazon Hub Locker+ (Clark & Diversey)

2728 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60614

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

4200 Guilford Dr., B1, College Park, MD 20740

Amazon Hub Locker+ (College Park)

Amazon@CollegePark in Terrapin Row

4200 Guilford Drive, B1, College Park MD 20740

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

870 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Amazon Hub Locker+ (Boston)

870 Commonwealth Ave, Brookline MA 02215

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

2114 N High Street, Columbus, OH, 43201

Amazon Hub Locker+ (Columbus)

2114 N. High St, Columbus OH 43201

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

209OaklandAve

Amazon Hub Locker+ (Pitt)

209 Oakland Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

GregoryGymnasium

Amazon Hub Locker+ (UTexas)

Gregory Gymnasium

2101 Speedway, Austin TX 78712

Mon - Sat: 09:00 - 21:00. Sun: 10:00 - 21:00

24079thStreetLubbockTX

Amazon Hub Locker+ (Lubbock)

2407 9th Street, Suite 400, Lubbock TX 79401

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

76LanderStreet

Amazon Fresh Package Pickup (Sodo)

76 S Lander Street, Seattle WA 98134

Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 21:00

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Frequently asked questions

How do I use the e-waste bin? Is it free?

Yes, the bin is free for customers to use. Simply open the bin hatch and place your electronics inside. The bin is locked, so your items cannot be retrieved once you’ve placed them inside.

Can I recycle any electronic device?

Check the list above for what items we do not accept. We will accept all electronics regardless of brand as long as they are able to fit in the bin. The bin hatch is 29” by 11”. Larger items such as TVs generally don’t fit in the bin.

Where are the bins located?

Find your nearest location in the list above. When in a store, bins are generally located towards the entrance. The bin will say “Secure Electronics Recycling Bin.”

What happens to the electronics after I drop them off?

All of the electronics are managed by ERI, a dual-certified e-waste recycler, who transports all electronic items to their facilities for processing. All data will be destroyed at their facilities and items will be sorted and recycled for second chance use.

What happens if I try to drop off an electronic and it doesn’t fit in the bin?

Unfortunately, electronic devices that do not fit in the bin cannot be left with the bin. Visit https://ERIdirect.com/consumer to find alternative recycling options in your area.

I placed an item in the bin unintentionally, how can I get it back?

You can contact ERI directly. ERI will conduct a search within their processing facilities and coordinate return of the item. However, please note that ERI or Amazon cannot guarantee that your device will be found. You can contact ERI at recyclingbin@ERIdirect.com.

I’m concerned about safety of my personal data, how do I know that my data will be properly destroyed?

ERI is e-Stewards, R2 and NAID certified, guaranteeing secure data destruction as a part of their standard recycling process. As a NAID Certified recycler, all data-bearing devices will be destroyed in accordance with the standards set forth by NIST 800-88 Guidelines for media sanitization. You may contact ERI directly to request a certificate of data destruction at recyclingbin@ERIdirect.com. You’ll need to provide a description of your electronic, the date it was dropped off and the location.


Secure Electronics Recycling Bins

Amazon recognizes the importance of recycling electronic equipment at the end of its useful life (ewaste). Beginning October 30, 2019 we are providing free recycling bins at select drop-off locations for consumer electronics. The bins are in locations with our Lockers and returns drop-off points, so drop off your unwanted electronics during your next visit!

Acceptable items include laptops, cell phones, tablets, e-readers, audio devices, video devices, media players, small electronics, and connected home devices.