Stadia, and Stadia-related hardware, will no longer be available for purchase on Google Store. For more info about this update, visit these FAQs. If you need more support with your device or subscription, please contact Stadia Support.

Learn about Google's recycling program

Google strives to ensure that our products are designed, packaged, and recycled in a sustainable way. We can help you recycle your old Google products as well as other electronics no longer in use. 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. Check with your manufacturer for data removal instructions.

For EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and recycling information, see our WEEE page.

Recycle your old and used devices

  1. Find businesses near you that offer recycling drop-off services with a search, such as "electronics recycling near me," in Search or Google Maps.
    Or you can request shipping at no additional charge. Our third party recycling partner will send a postage-paid shipping label right to your inbox.
  2. Place your device in a sturdy box, attach the label, and follow the shipping instructions or drop it off at a collection site near you. Check with your manufacturer for data removal instructions.
  3. Enjoy peace of mind. Your device will be responsibly recycled.

Tip: Results rely on the local coverage in your area and in these languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish.

EU WEEE Directive Compliance

Selective Treatment by Reuse/Recycling Facilities

In accordance with Annex VII in the EU WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU, Google has identified the substances, mixtures, and components that have to be removed from separately collected WEEE associated with Google branded consumer hardware devices. Reuse and recycling facilities shall ensure that these identified substances, mixtures, and components are disposed of or recovered in compliance with Directive 2008/98/EC. Reuse/recycling facilities can request information about the identified substances, mixtures, and components requiring removal by sending an email to env-compliance@google.com.

Additional recycling information for residents of France

Packaging and hardware (WEEE) sorting information (marking and labeling)

Package sorting information

Packaging sorting information is required in France to help communicate to the consumer that packaging must be sorted separately from normal trash, and may require separation by packaging type. Packaging should be sorted for recovery per your local recycling authority's guidance.

Required packaging sorting information is provided directly on the product packaging.* Look for a marking similar to below (some content may vary):

Package sorting information

Note: If “+NOTICE” is present on the marking, it refers to documents such as product guides. If documents are no longer needed, they should be recycled as paper.

*Commencing with new production in September 2022.

Electronic device (WEEE) sorting information

Electronic device sorting information typically is provided in the Safety and Warranty Guide that accompanies your electronic device.*

Look for a marking similar to below (some content may vary):

Electronic device sorting information

Sorting information, or “information des consommateurs sur la règle de tri”, is required in France to communicate to the consumer that electronic devices (including associated cables, batteries and electronic accessories) must be sorted separately from normal trash, and should be deposited for recovery at appropriate collection locations. Collection locations may include the retail location where your device was purchased, or other deposit centers for electronics (www.quefairedemesdechets.fr). You may also wish to review the Google recycling program.

*Commencing with new production no later than December 15, 2022

Additional recycling information for US residents

Mail your devices to be recycled

Google offers a no cost 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 devices 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.

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 no cost 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 at no charge to Maryland consumers.

Additional recycling information for Virginia residents

Additional recycling information for residents of Ontario Canada

To find Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) participating collection sites, visit RLGA's site.

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