Electronics Recycling

Join us in safeguarding the environment through conscious action. Inletkeeper leads the charge in electronic recycling on the Kenai Peninsula, advocating responsible stewardship and reducing the impact of hazardous waste in our watershed. Together, let’s transform our approach to electronics disposal for a sustainable future.

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Championing Environmental Responsibility

Inletkeeper believes becoming conscious of our waste cycles and taking measures to expand the life cycle of what we use is a key component to responsible stewardship. With this in mind, Inletkeeper has spearheaded electronic recycling events on the Kenai Peninsula for nearly two decades. From lessening the demand for mineral mining to avoiding pollution, recycling these old devices is a meaningful, conscious consumer action.

If the life cycle of old electronic devices end in our landfills, not only do we allow them to leach toxins such as lead, mercury, cadmium, beryllium, polyvinyl chloride, and chromium into our watershed, we also surrender precious, reusable metals that we’ve invested significant resources to uncover back to the earth. Inletkeeper’s goal is to make electronics recycling available to all residents of Cook Inlet Watershed.

Find A Recycling Center Near You

In Anchorage and the Mat Su electronic recycling is available year round. Find a list of businesses and facilities accepting electronic waste here.

Total Reclaim
Anchorage Municipal Waste Department

Mat Su
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Public Works @ Central Landfill Haz-Mat Center


While there are no year round electronic recycle options on the Kenai Peninsula inletkeeper coordinates with partners to host electronic recycling events each spring.

Find information about an event near you here:

Seward – Seward Transfer Facility
Central Peninsula – Central Peninsula Landfill
Ninilchik – Temporary drop off location @ Ninilchik Health and Wellness Club
Homer – Spenard Builders Supply
Seldovia – Year-round drop of location in the fish totes outside of the ATC building
Port Graham – Year-round drop of location at Tribal Warehouse
Nanwalek – Year-round drop of location at the IRA Building Recycling Shed

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

For households, most electronic devices are free to recycle. A $15 (pet item) donation for computer monitors, LCD TVs, and CRT TVs is requested to help us offset the cost of recycling.

For companies, nonprofits and government organizations we ask for donations depending on a load size and number of computer monitors, LCD TVs, and CRT TVs.

What items are accepted?

Computers (CPUs),
Laptops Monitors (CRT or LCD)
Servers, Routers, Hubs
VCR’s, DVD Players
Stereos and Audio Components
Cameras – Video and Digital
iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Copiers / Scanners / Fax Machines
Cell Phones and Telephones
Electronic Scales
Credit Card Machines
Alarm Clocks and Clock Radios
Handheld Games
Communications Equipment
Other Miscellaneous Office Machines

What items are not accepted?

Audio and video tapes
Exit signs
Smoke detectors
Fire extinguishers
Fluorescent lights (accepted at Central Peninsula Landfill event location in Soldotna)
Batteries (accepted at Central Peninsula Landfill event location in Soldotna)

Where do the electronics go?

All of the electronics got to Central Recycling Services in Anchorage. After the e-waste is consolidated at CRS, it gets shipped to Metro Metals in Vancouver, Washington. There, everything is dismantled into different components, shredded, and in the case of precious metals, sent to national and international refineries where the metals begin their new life.

Computers (hard drives) are wiped clean and if the unit is repairable they refurbish it and offer for a purchase to non profit organizations at discounted rate.

All of the facilities mentioned above meet R2 standards- the electronics recycling industry’s leading certification. Each provision of the R2 Standard is designed to help ensure the quality, transparency, and environmental and social responsibility of R2 Certified electronics recycling facilities.

What can I do to permanently erase sensitive data on my hard drives before recycling them?

To eliminate a risk of identity theft when recycling electronic items like computers or laptops you will need to delete all of the data from your hard drive. There are a couple ways to do that, but if you are not tech savvy we would recommend contacting a local computer technician (look here for local repair shops).

You can also override (clean) the disk yourself using one of widely available data cleansing software. Numerous free data wiping software tools are available online.

Electronic Recycling Results\

Manufacture take back and trade in programs

Apple, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Lenovo, Lexmark, Microsoft, Sony, Toshiba

Retailer take back and trade in programs

Best Buy
Office Depot