E-Readers Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Recycle With E-Waste E-Readers can be recycled as e-waste at any S.A.F.E Center or at: Staples22025 Hawthorne Blvd | (310) 540-3093Map & Directions Staples2748 Pacific Coast Highway | (310) 784-2410Map & Directions 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. 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.