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Trade in or recycle your old technology

Recycling Your PC

Computers and related electronic equipment contain substances such as metals, glass, plastics and certain chemical compounds that are highly recoverable, recyclable and reusable. By recycling your old equipment in a responsible manner, you can keep electronic products out of our landfills and help maximize the use of our natural resources.

Please select your state of residence to learn more about available recycling programs.

California

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The state of California has passed legislation imposing an electronic waste recycling fee for a sale made by a retailer to a consumer in California for certain electronic items. Learn more about the recycling requirements in California at the California Electronic Waste Recycling Fee page.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Colorado

Trade in or recycle your old technology

Gateway provides voluntary free recycling as part of its participation in the eCycle Leadership Initiative administered by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). To meet the needs of consumers in Colorado, Gateway provides several options. Gateway offers a mail-back program that accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products using the Gateway mail-back program, please visit our Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

MITS Program
As a final option, Gateway also partners with E-World through participation in the Manufacturer Interstate Takeback System (MITS) plan in Colorado. The program offers additional free drop-off location(s) for Colorado residents. Please visit the MITS website for a list of locations.

Hawaii

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Hawaii Electronic Waste Recycling Act was enacted on July 1, 2009. The Act required manufacturers of IT equipment to implement an approved recycling plan by January 1, 2010. Gateway offers a free mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Hawaii Electronic Waste Recycling Act. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To learn more about how to recycle your products in Hawaii, please visit the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Illinois

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act (Public Act 095-0959) was enacted on September 17, 2008. Gateway finances its share of electronics recycling in Illinois in accordance with the law. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. For information on registered electronics collectors, recyclers, refurbishers or e-waste residential collection sites, or for general information on the program, please visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Indiana

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Indiana Electronic Waste Program (IC 13-20.5) was enacted on July 1, 2009. Gateway finances its share of electronics recycling in the state of Indiana in accordance with the law. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. For information on registered electronics collectors, recyclers or e-waste collection locations, or for general information on the program, please visit the Recycle Indiana website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Maine

Trade in or recycle your old technology

Beginning July 20, 2006, all waste computer monitors and televisions generated by households in Maine must be recycled (unless shipped out of state for disposal). Please contact your local municipality for information about how and where to recycle your computer monitors and television sets in your area. For more information about Maine’s electronic waste law, visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Maryland

Trade in or recycle your old technology

Maryland’s Statewide Electronics Recycling Program was enacted on October 1, 2007. Gateway offers a mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Maryland recycling requirements. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products in Maryland, please visit our Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. For additional information about the Maryland Statewide Electronics Recycling Program, please visit the eCycling in MD website. Also, for information on how to erase the data on your hard drive prior to shipping or dropping off your product for recycling, please visit our Data Security section.

Gateway also partners with E-World through participation in the Manufacturer Interstate Takeback System (MITS). The program offers additional free drop-off points for Maryland residents. To find out where to drop-off your products, please visit the MITS website .

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Michigan

Trade in or recycle your old technology

Michigan’s statewide electronics recycling program (Senate Bill 897) was enacted on April 1, 2010. Gateway offers a free mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Michigan recycling law. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products in Michigan, please visit the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. For more information about the Michigan electronics recycling program, please visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Minnesota

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Minnesota Electronics Recycling Act (Minn. Stat. §§ 115A.1310 to 115A.1330) was enacted in May 2007. Gateway finances its share of electronics recycling in the State of Minnesota in accordance with the law. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. For information on registered electronics collectors, recyclers and e-waste collection locations, or for general information on the program, please visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Missouri

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Missouri Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Equipment Collection and Recovery Act (Senate Bill 720) was enacted on April 30, 2010. Gateway offers a mail-back program that meets the Missouri recycling requirements. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products in Missouri, please visit the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. The Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program no longer accepts CRT monitors. If you wish to mail back your CRT monitor, please visit the Acer Recycling Program website. For additional information about the Missouri electronics recycling program, please visit the E-Cycle Missouri website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

New Jersey

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Electronic Waste Management Act (P.L. 2007 c.347, as amended by P.L. 2008 c.130) was enacted in January 2009. Gateway provides free recycling in compliance with the requirements of the New Jersey state law via its membership in Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA), an Independent Group Plan operating in the state of New Jersey. For more information on how and where to recycle your end-of-life products, please visit the RLGA New Jersey website. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. For additional information about the New Jersey electronic waste recycling program, please visit the E-Cycle New Jersey website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines -branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

New York

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (Article 27, Title 26 of the Environmental Conservation Law) was enacted on May 28, 2010. In the state of New York, Gateway is a member of the Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA) Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Program registered with the State Department of Environmental Conservation and is in compliance with the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. This program provides convenient methods for consumers of Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE) to return their products at end of life for environmentally sound recycling. To learn more about this program, please visit the RLGA Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Program For New York State website. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. For additional information about the New York electronics recycling program, please visit the New York Department of Environmental Conservation website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

North Carolina

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The North Carolina Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management Law (Session Law 2010-67) was enacted on July 1, 2010. Gateway offers a mail-back program that meets the North Carolina recycling requirements. The program accepts all Gateway- and eMachines-branded products. To find out more about how to recycle your products in North Carolina, please visit the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. The Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program no longer accepts CRT monitors. If you wish to mail back your CRT monitor, please visit the Acer Recycling Program website. For additional information about the North Carolina electronics recycling program, please visit the North Carolina DENR Electronics Management Program website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Oklahoma

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery Act (Senate Bill 1631) was enacted on January 1, 2009. Gateway offers a mail-back program that meets the requirements of the Oklahoma recycling requirements. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products in Oklahoma, please visit the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. The Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program no longer accepts CRT monitors. If you wish to mail back your CRT monitor, please visit the Acer Recycling Program website. For additional information about the Oklahoma Computer Equipment Recovery program, please visit the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Oregon

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Oregon Electronics Recycling Program (House Bill 2626) was enacted in December 2007. The Program requires manufacturers of desktop computers, portable computers, monitors and televisions whose products are sold in the State to participate in a recycling program. Gateway participates in the “Manufacturers’ Group Plan – powered by RLGA (MGP), approved by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Visit the RLGA website for a list of the collection sites operated by MGP where consumers can recycle such items. More information about Oregon E-Cycles, the program created by Oregon’s Electronics Recycling Law and overseen by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, can be found at the Oregon E-Cycles website. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. For additional information about the Oregon electronics recycling program, please visit the Oregon E-Cycles website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Pennsylvania

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The State of Pennsylvania has enacted Pennsylvania’s Covered Device Recycling Act (House Bill 708), Act 108 of 2010 that requires manufacturers of covered computer devices, covered television devices and peripherals (“covered devices”) whose products are sold in the state to participate in a recycling program. Manufacturers, either individually, or as part of a group, must establish, conduct and manage a plan to collect, transport and recycle covered devices. Gateway provides free recycling in compliance with the Pennsylvania state law via its membership with Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLGA), a group plan operating in the state of Pennsylvania. Covered devices can be dropped off by eligible consumers at one of the plan collection sites. Please visit the RLGA website to view the list of collection sites. The program accepts all Gateway, Gateway 2000, and eMachines brands. For additional information about the Pennsylvania electronics recycling program, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Rhode Island

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Rhode Island Electronic Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling Act (R.I.G.L. Section § 23-24.10) was enacted on January 1, 2009. Gateway provides free recycling in compliance with the requirements of the Rhode Island state law via its membership in the Manufacturer Interstate Takeback System (MITS), an Independent Group Plan operating in the state of Rhode Island. For more information on how and where to recycle your end-of-life products, please visit the MITS website. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. For additional information about the Rhode Island electronics recycling program, please visit the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

South Carolina

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The South Carolina Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Information Technology Equipment Collection and Recovery Act was enacted on July 1, 2011. Gateway offers a mail-back program that meets the requirements of the South Carolina recycling program. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products in South Carolina, please visit our Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. For additional information, visit the e-Cycle South Carolina website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Texas

Trade in or recycle your old technology

On May 21, 2008, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) adopted new rules on recycling computer equipment. As of September 1, 2008, Gateway is offering a mail-back program that meets the Texas recycling requirements. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products in Texas, please visit the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. The Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program no longer accepts CRT monitors. If you wish to mail back your CRT monitor, please visit the Acer Recycling Program website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Utah

Trade in or recycle your old technology

Gateway provides voluntary free recycling as part of its participation in the eCycle Leadership Initiative administered by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). To meet the needs of consumers in the state, Gateway provides several options. Gateway offers a mail-back program that accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products using the Gateway mail-back program, please visit our Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

 

MITS Program
As a final option, Gateway also partners with E-World through participation in the Manufacturer Interstate Takeback System (MITS) plan in Utah. The program offers additional free drop-off location(s) for Utah residents. Please visit the MITS website for a list of locations.

Virginia

Trade in or recycle your old technology

Virginia’s Computer Recovery and Recycling Act was enacted on July 1, 2009. The law requires manufacturers to provide Virginia household consumers with free and reasonably convenient collection, reuse and recycling opportunities for certain devices. The program accepts the following devices covered under the Virginia law: Monitors, Desktop computers and Notebook computers. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To find out more about how to recycle your products in Virginia, please visit the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. The Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program no longer accepts CRT monitors. If you wish to mail back your CRT monitor, please visit the Acer Recycling Program website.

As part of Virginia’s Computer Recovery and Recycling Act, manufacturers are required to post annual recycling performance and compliance assurance reports on their websites. Gateway’s annual reports are provided here, indicated by compliance program year: 2013 (312k, PDF), 2012 (387k, PDF), 2011 (128k, PDF), 2010 (123k, PDF) and 2009 (123k, PDF)

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Washington

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Washington Department of Ecology in 2007 finished adopting WAC 173-900, requiring computer and television manufacturers to provide consumer-convenient recycling of their Covered Electronic Products (CEPs) throughout the state beginning January 1, 2009. CEPs include computers, televisions, computer monitors, and portable or laptop computers used by households, small governments, small businesses and charities. Gateway participates in the Washington State recycling program by financing its share of the recycling cost. For more information on how to recycle CEPs in the State of Washington, please visit the Washington Department of Ecology recycling website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

West Virginia

Trade in or recycle your old technology

West Virginia’s statewide electronics recycling program (Senate Bill 746) was enacted on June 6, 2008. Gateway offers a free mail-back program that meets the requirements of the West Virginia recycling law. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. To learn more about how to recycle your products in West Virginia, please visit the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website. For additional information about the West Virginia electronics recycling program, please visit the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

Wisconsin

Trade in or recycle your old technology

The Wisconsin Electronics Recycling Law (Act 50) was enacted on January 1, 2010. Gateway finances its share of electronics recycling in the state of Wisconsin in accordance with the law. The program accepts all the following current or past Gateway- and eMachines-branded products: Gateway, Gateway 2000 and eMachines. For information on registered electronics collectors, recyclers and e-waste collection locations, or for general information on the program, please visit the E-Cycle Wisconsin website.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores, and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

All Other States

Trade in or recycle your old technology

Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program
Perfect for home users or small businesses with fewer than 10 units, our Trade-In Program, powered by Dealtree, offers you cash for your old technology. If your product has zero value, we will ship and recycle it free of charge. Please go to the Gateway Trade-In & Recycle Program website for more information.

Best Buy in-store recycling program

In-Store Recycling Program
As another option, Gateway has partnered with Best Buy to support its in-store recycling program. Best Buy accepts any Gateway- or eMachines-branded products returned to their stores and Gateway reimburses Best Buy for the cost of collection, transportation and responsible recycling. Learn more at the Best Buy Recycling Program website.

More recycling options

More Options
To find an organization that takes working computers for reuse or to locate an electronics recycling service in your area, we recommend you explore our list of recycling options.