The Oregon E-Cycles law makes it is illegal to throw away televisions, computers (including laptops and tablets), monitors, printers, keyboards, and mice. For an extensive list of free locations to recycle these items visit https://www.oregon.gov/deq/ecycles/Pages/default.aspx.
Customers with more than 7 of these items may contact an electronics recycler such as Garten Services (503-581-4472). Garten Services erases the information on the hard drives to the Department of Defense's standards and will reuse them if possible. For a fee, they can provide a document of destruction. Call 503-581-4472 for more information. For information on how to avoid data theft and instructions on how to obliterate your hard drive, visit the Department of Environmental Quality's website: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/ecycles/Pages/default.aspx
Electronics Recycling at our Recycling & Transfer Stations
Do you have other electronics sitting around gathering dust?
If it can't be repaired or donated, don't throw it away! Bring it to the
Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station or North Marion Recycling & Transfer Station to have it recycled!
Electronics are accepted for free at Marion County facilities, however under the Oregon E-Cycles Program, the Salem-Keizer & North Marion Recycling & Transfer stations only accept up to seven laptops, monitors, CPUs or televisions per customer per day for free drop-off.
Examples of materials accepted:
Computers and Peripherals (including cables, wires, mainframes, mice, circuit boards, power supplies, keyboards, printers, etc.)
Laptops and Projectors
VCR and DVD Players
Keyboards and mice