Alternative ways to recycle
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Recycle With E-Waste

E-Readers can be recycled as e-waste at any S.A.F.E Center or at: 

22025 Hawthorne Blvd | (310) 540-3093
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2748 Pacific Coast Highway | (310) 784-2410
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Never Throw in the Trash

Most e-readers contain hazardous chemicals that can leach into the environment, so don’t throw them in the trash.

Remove Personal Info

Before donating or recycling an e-reader, remove all sensitive and personal information from the device. Barnes & Noble has instructions on how to clear your Nook of personal data.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will recycle e-readers and many other home electronics for free. Their trade-in program accepts e-readers. Find a store.

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HP Hardware Recycling

HP accepts tablets and electronics hardware from various manufacturers for free mail-in recycling. Request a mail-back label here.


Staples' Take Back Program

Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including cell phones, desktop computers, tablets, monitors and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.