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Learn about Google's recycling program

Recycle your old and unused devices

Google strives to ensure that our products are designed, packaged, and recycled in a sustainable way. We can help you recycle your Google products as well as other electronics that you’re replacing with a product purchased from the Google Store. Learn more about Google's commitment to the environment.

Before recycling your electronics, we recommend protecting your personal information by resetting your devices to their factory settings and clearing your data. You can find factory reset instructions for most devices online.

Mail your device to be recycled (US only)

Google offers a mail-back program through its partner, Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA), for Google's customers. To use the mail-back program, follow the steps below:

  1. Request a shipping label from RLGA.
  2. After you receive the label, safely pack your product and attach the label.
  3. Send your eligible electronic device for responsible recycling.

Find local collection sites

To find local collection sites in certain states, visit RLGA's website.

Recycling options for Illinois residents

For more information on recycling options for Illinois residents, please see the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's electronic waste recycling page and the below information provided by the Illinois EPA.

Information from the Illinois EPA

Illinois resident flyer

Recycling options for Maryland residents

Google offers a US-wide mail-back program through its partner, Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA), for Google's customers to return some Google-branded products for free recycling. To use the mail-back program, follow the steps below:

  1. Request a shipping label from RLGA.
  2. After you receive the label, safely pack your product and attach the label.
  3. Send your eligible electronic device for responsible recycling. If you need packaging, you can request it free of charge to Maryland consumers.

Additional recycling information for Virginia residents

Annual report

VA annual collection

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