One of the most common questions we receive at our retail store is, “What types of equipment can you recycle?” EPC accepts many different types of electronics for recycling at our St. Charles and Wright City facilities, most free of charge. Public recycling drop-off is a service we provide to retail customers and is limited to only 4 devices. If you are a business that is interested in our recycling programs, contact us to learn more about our BAN e-Steward certified solutions.

Due to the cost in disposing of hazardous materials in CRT and LCD screens, EPC charges $15 per monitor or television recycling. This $15 charge is recoverable as a discount for any purchase (over $100) in our retail showroom at our St. Charles Facility. UPDATE 6/21/19: We have updated our public drop-off costs to reflect the rising expense of recycling. Please see here for our new pricing.

What types of items can be recycled?

EPC accepts the following items for recycling:

  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Speakers
  • Any PC peripherals (Keyboards, Mice, Trackball, etc)
  • Cameras
  • Video equipment
  • DVR
  • Cable boxes
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Digital and Film Cameras
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Cell Phones and Cell Phone Batteries
  • Phone Accessories
  • Small Electronic Appliances (Microwaves, Toasters, etc)
  • PC and Electronics Cables
  • Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Monitors
  • Televisions

What types of items cannot be dropped-off?

  • Large Appliances (refrigerators, freezers, ice machines)
  • Soda Machines
  • Vending Machines
  • Automotive Batteries

What does EPC do with items that are dropped-off for recycling?

Because EPC takes data security seriously, any data recycled devices is destroyed according to the NIST 800-88 Guidelines to ensure the privacy of our customers.

In addition, most electronics are 100% recyclable. EPC recovers and separates raw materials such as glass, copper, aluminum, tin, steel, iron, plastic, silver, platinum, and gold. These raw materials are then directed to down-stream vendors that use this reclaimed material in new, finished goods. All EPC recycling processes adhere to the Basil Action Network (BAN) e-Steward guidelines.