We Recycle All Kinds of Electronics for Free!
NextStep Recycling is the only volunteer-based nonprofit electronic recycler for residential, municipal, and commercial accounts in Lane County. We serve all of Oregon. You can drop your electronic waste at our site without an appointment or call us for a business pickup. We’re committed to keeping usable electronics out of landfills, so you can feel good about recycling with us. You don’t have to worry about any data or personal information remaining on the device after it’s been recycled. We take care of that for you!
If we can’t fix it, we recycle it for you, working with eSteward and R2 Certified Recyclers. Remember, the Eugene Recycling Center is located near the corner of Jackson St. and W 2nd Ave in the Whiteaker neighborhood.
Contact our main office at 541-686-2366
We operate 5 days a week, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday-Friday, and offer prompt and courteous service.
Recycling Center (541) 686-2366
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
There are NO FEES for residential drop-off! We accept almost all electronic devices (working or not), free of charge.
Donate Your Used Items at our Drop-Off Center
We welcome a wide variety of items, including everything from Christmas lights to computers and microwaves. We refurbish all donated items and have a no-landfill policy, so all obsolete/non-repairable items are recycled with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved processors.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Most donations are tax-deductible. NextStep provides a donation receipt that you can use to document your donation; please consult your tax advisor about finding fair market value for your donation. Shipping costs may also be tax deductible; consult your tax advisor. NextStep does not estimate the fair market value; that is up to the donor, as required by law.
Hard Drives and Personal Data
If your hard drive is smaller than 20 GB, it will be dismantled (rendered completely unusable) and sent as scrap to be melted down for metal recovery. If your hard drive is 20 GB or larger, it will be cleared according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidelines for Media Sanitization. This writes a random series of “0’s and “1”s to all disk sectors, overwriting your personal data. If you have data you need to save, please do so before you donate your computer.
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