Recycling Answers

The recycling of electronics ensures that toxic materials are disposed of properly, waste is diverted from landfills, private data is managed correctly and contributes towards sustainability. Increasing sustainable electronics management efforts can create green jobs, lead to more productive reuse of valuable materials, increase the value of American exports, and support a vibrant American recycling and refurbishing industry. If done properly, the United States can increase its domestic recycling efforts, reduce harm from exports of electronics waste being handled unsafely in developing countries, strengthen domestic and international markets for viable and functional used electronic products, and prevent health and environmental threats at home and abroad.

Recycling electronics helps reduce pollution that would be generated while manufacturing a new product and the need to extract valuable and limited virgin resources. Electronic recycling also reduces the energy used in new product manufacturing.

As a general rule, anything that plugs into an electrical outlet, uses batteries, or plugs into another piece of equipment is generally accepted as e-waste. For a detailed list see: Items We Accept.

All televisions and monitors including CRT monitors and TV’s, LCD & LED monitors and TV’s, rear projection televisions, flat screen televisions and all other sizes and models of televisions are accepted.

Recycling fees are used to cover any applicable transportation costs, processing fees, disposal fees and labor costs.

For residential customers, processing fees apply to Televisions, CRT monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, light bulbs and batteries.

Drop Off Electronic Recycling Fees:

  • TVs – $25
  • CRT Monitors – $10.00
  • Printers Copiers – $5.00
  • Fax Machine – $5.00

For commercial clients, our team will evaluate your service level needs and value of electronics to design a cost-effective recycling program specifically for you. Connect with UER anytime to discuss your electronic recycling needs.

Yes: UER accepts laptop batteries, cell phone batteries, Li-ion, Ni-NM, sealed batteries and lead acid batteries. Please note that some batteries will have a disposal fee.

Yes, both are accepted. However, we ask that the Freon is removed from refrigerators before recycling.

Yes, our team can provide transportation, carry-out service and recycling for any residential electronics. Our team can quote and schedule your service by contacting us.

City of Plano Event Schedule:

First Saturday of every month: (electronic recycling only) at First United Methodist Church
3160 E Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
9 am to noon

Second Saturday of every month: (paper shredding and electronic recycling) at St. Andrew United Methodist Church
5801 W Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
9 am to 11 am

Third Saturday of every month: (paper shredding, clothing and shoes, electronics) at Christ United Methodist Church
3101 Coit Road
Plano, TX 75075
9 am to 11 am

Fourth Saturday: No Event

As a consumer it can be difficult to navigate the electronic recycling process. For this reason, we have compiled a quick list of what to look for in a recycler-

One of the easiest ways to investigate a recycler is to research their location- recyclers will have large to medium sized warehouses to process their electronics. If you are considering a recycler operating from home, a small office, strip mall or has a suite number- consider this a red flag- an individual or business looking for high value items to resell is not a valid recycler.

Ask for a facility tour to witness your recycler in action before they have your business. Also, use customer reviews to help make your decision based upon the experience of others.

Collected recyclables are sorted and dismantled. Recycling of used electronics can yield materials (e.g., gold, copper, glass, aluminum, plastic) that can be returned to the supply chain to be used again, reducing raw materials used and the overall need for disposal.

Try to make sure all equipment is consolidated in one room.

If you have access to a dock, make sure we are cleared to use the dock to remove your equipment (ie- advised security, the facilities manager, or property Management Company).

Make sure you are available the day we are scheduled to pick up your equipment. If not, make sure you have a secondary person who can handle the situation when we arrive.

Yes. UER operates a portable hard drive shredder which enables us to shred your hard drives at your location as long as we have a dedicated electrical line to power the shredder. We are able to wipe up to 24 units at a time at your location. Please connect with for us a free on-site service consultation.