Now that you've upgraded your computer or cell phone, what are you planning to do with the old one? Tossing it into a dumpster is hardly an eco-friendly option. Fortunately, there are several locations in Oklahoma City that offer safe and efficient recycling services for your outdated electronic equipment. Help keep the earth green by taking your old items to any of these facilities.
STS provides free recycling of computers, laptops and peripherals, as well as cell phones and telephones. Hard drives are destroyed according to Department of Defense standards to protect the security of your personal data. Call 903.589.3705 for more information.
AfterTech guarantees that none of the materials brought to them for recycling will ever end up in a landfill. Their office is open Monday through Saturday for electronics drop-off. Computers and phones are accepted along with other office equipment, such as copiers and fax machines. The company also is available for community recycling drives.
Computer Salvage is Oklahoma's oldest electronics recycling service, operating in OKC for more than 30 years. Computers, laptops, cell phones, home phones, and batteries are accepted free of charge. A small handling fee may apply for items such as monitors, TVs and printers. Their facility is open for drop-off from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mining for coltan, a substance used in many small electronics, is disruptive to gorillas and their habitats. The Oklahoma City Zoo helps to protect this endangered wildlife through their Eco-Cell Recycling Program. Outdated cell phones are disposed of following green standards, while newer ones are refurbished and sold in developing countries to help reduce global demand for new phones. Drop off your used cell phones at their Guest Relations office during normal business hours.
We encourage our residents at Springs Oklahoma City to follow a green lifestyle by participating in recycling and other eco-friendly activities. Do you have a favorite green living tip? Share it with your neighbors in the comments!