Solid Waste Management Department

Electronics Donation and Recycling

Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials.

  1. Did you know? Texas has manufacturer take-back laws for both computers and televisions. Many of these offer mail-back programs at no cost to you! This is the easiest way to recycle your old computer or TV. To find out information on each program please visit the links below. Once there, find the manufacturer of the item you want to recycle and follow the link to the business page for recycling. Look for mail back options once there. Most provide a free shipping label that you just put on the box with the item and mail-back. This cost is covered by manufacturer per state law.
    1. Looking to recycle a TV? Check here:; or Call: 1-855-TV-Recycle
    2. Looking to recycle a computer? Check here:; or Call: 512-239-3143

Westpark Consumer Recycling Center

5900 Westpark, Houston, TX 77057
Phone 713.837.0311

Located at Hwy. 59S between Chimney Rock & Fountain View (Galleria Area)

This facility accepts recyclables at no additional charge to City of Houston residents.

View the Westpark website here...

Environmental Service Centers

The North and South ESC locations both provide a drive through, drop-off site for Houston residents to bring their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and residential electronic waste or electronic scrap items.

Household hazardous waste or residential electronic scrap items should not be placed on the curb or in your automated container for garbage collection or heavy trash pickup.

View the ESC's website here...

  • Computers
  • Routers
  • Laptops
  • Power Cords
  • UPS
  • Cellular Phones
  • VCRs
  • Scrap Wire
  • Monitors
  • Hubs
  • Printers
  • Cables
  • Servers
  • DVD Players
  • Cable Boxes
  • Ink Jet Cartridges
  • TVs (CRT TV's up to 36")
  • Mice & Keyboards
  • Switches
  • Fax Machines
  • Cell Phones
  • Telephones
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Copiers
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • CRT TVs larger than 36"
  • Weed eaters
  • Radios
  • Thermostats(any type)
  • Smoke and Carbon monoxide Detectors
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Appliance (Refrigerators, Stoves, Washer/Dryer)
  • Clocks
  • Paint Cans
  • Game Consoles
  • Irons
  • Freezers
  • Microwaves
  • Medical / Biohazard Waste
  • Household Alkaline Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V)
  • Home Appliances
  • Washing Machines
  • Space Heaters
  • Rice Cookers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Oil Waste

Once a month drop-off sites:

Cancelled Increased safety protocol due to Covid-19: Residents will be required to wear a mask or face covering when talking to staff on site. Residents are encouraged to place items for drop-off in their trunk for easy contactless unloading.

The monthly Saturday electronics recycling events will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the:

Houston-Area Depository and Recycling Locations

Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers Neighborhood Recycling Drop-off Locations Environmental Service Center (ESC) Locations

Disposal Links

Proper disposal of materials is key to a healthy, clean environment. Visit each link for additional information.

Anti-Freeze || Batteries || Fluorescent Lights || Lawn/Garden Chemicals || Medical Waste
Mercury || Paint || Pharmaceuticals || Used Oil