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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.

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

Devices you can recycle through Google Store

There are various items you can recycle through Google Store. The list of accepted items is subject to change.

Items you can recycle with Google

Device type

Details

Accessories

Examples include chargers, power supplies, cables, phone cases, and keyboards

Streaming devices

Examples include Chromecast and Fire Stick

Fitness trackers

Fitbit is an example

Home speakers

 

Laptops

Includes Chromebooks

Nest Smoke & CO Alarms

Google Nest devices only

Nest Thermostat

Google Nest devices only

Security cameras & smart locks

 

Smartphones

Examples include Google Pixel, Samsung, and iPhones

Smartwatches  

Tablets

Examples include Pixel Slate and iPad mini

VR headsets

Examples include Google Cardboard and Meta Quest 2

Home network equipment 

Examples include WiFi routers and WiFi access points

Wired & wireless earbuds

 

Pointy boxes (2G)

Google-branded Pointy box only

Pointy boxes (4G)

Google-branded Pointy box only

Recycle your devices

Before you recycle your devices, perform a factory reset and clear your data to protect your personal information. Check with your manufacturer for data removal instructions.

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Recycle your device by mail

You can request shipping at no additional charge. Our third-party recycling partner will send a postage-paid shipping label to your inbox. To recycle by mail:

  1. Ask for a shipping label.
  2. Place your device in a sturdy box.
  3. Attach the label to the box.
  4. Follow the shipping instructions.
    • You can also drop the package off at a collection site near you.
  5. Your device will be recycled responsibly.

Drop off your device at a local recycler

Check for businesses that offer recycling drop-off services with keywords like "electronics recycling near me" in Search or Google Maps.

Tip: Results depend on the local coverage in your area and information availability in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

Recycling information by region

For more info, tap or click the button below and select the most relevant country.


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 users. To use the mail-back program:

  1. Request a shipping label from RLGA.
  2. After you receive the label, safely pack your product.
  3. Attach the label to the box.
  4. Send your eligible electronic devices for responsible recycling.
Find local collection sites

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

Recycling options for Illinois residents

For more information on recycling options for Illinois residents, refer to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's electronic waste recycling page.

Recycling options for Maryland residents

Google offers a US-wide mail-back program through its partner, Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA), for users to return some Google-branded products for no-cost recycling. To use the mail-back program:

  1. Request a shipping label from RLGA.
  2. After you receive the label, safely pack your product.
    • If you need packaging, you can request it at no charge to Maryland consumers.
  3. Attach the label to the box.
  4. Send your eligible electronic device for responsible recycling.
Additional recycling information for Virginia residents
 

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