Donation Center: (541) 686-2366
ReUse Store: (541) 868-0904

Recycling Services

Electronics taking up too much space in your home or office? Bring it to one of our recycling centers – safely remove your data, refurbish the equipment, and provide it to those without access to technology.

NextStep Recycling:

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 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday, and offer prompt and courteous service.

Hours
Recycling Center (541) 686-2366
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Residential Recycling

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.

NextStep Recycling

Free Electronic Pick-up for Local Businesses

NextStep is currently offering FREE pick-up for local businesses to donate or recycle their unwanted electronics, with NO recycling fee!

We can supply all sizes of containers for your office collection needs, from buckets to large durable containers for monitors, computers, and other large electronic equipment and accessories. We can also send our business waste audit out to your site to assess your business needs.

Tax Benefits for Corporate Donors

The IRS code provides a tax deduction for property donated to charitable organizations such as NextStep under applicable rules and regulations. For corporate donors, tax deductions are usually limited to the amount of the donor’s tax basis in the property contributed. Confirm eligibility for the deductions with your own tax advisor. Under applicable rules and regulations, warehousing and shipping costs may also be tax deductible.

Whether you’re a representative from your local police department, county office, school district, or other government organization, you probably have items like computers and cell phones that you give away or update from time to time. For items that lead to recycling, we work with R2 and eSteward certified recyclers, ensuring your donated e-waste does not pollute someone else’s backyard. For materials going back into our community, we are a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, ensuring that your donation has legally installed software.

NextStep Recycling will take the computer you’d like to donate, for example, upgrade its memory, hardware, and software and ensure that your data is safely and securely removed. By bringing your items to us, you ensure that the recipient gets an up-to-date and usable product.

We offer free pickup, so contact us now to get started!

NextStep Recycling

Testimonials

Read what our community is saying about our work.

Hannah Harney
Hannah Harney
2022-06-17
Next Step is the only step! They were so helpful and nice and remarkably affordable! Always heard good things and now I know why! (But they don’t have a public bathroom!)
Patrick Bowers
Patrick Bowers
2022-04-30
They had what I needed at a good price. They were friendly and helpful.
Mawell Cruz THE FEDXMAN
Mawell Cruz THE FEDXMAN
2022-03-28
Easy place to recycle or buy used electronics
Zachary Lunte
Zachary Lunte
2022-01-11
We (mac tonic) have worked with NextStep for a number of years and they've always been great!
Judy Abel
Judy Abel
2021-10-28
Every time I come to Nextstep I am greeted warmly and I am always pleased with the service and cost savings. I have purchased several electronic components and TVs for my business. Nextstep is one of the best things about Eugene!
Robin Troy
Robin Troy
2021-08-13
Awesome!!! Price, People, Products are all good!!
Tonie French
Tonie French
2021-08-12
Great environment, the Exec. Dir. Roy Nelson and Supervisor Jeff Jones are awesome great organization created by Ms. Lorraine Kerwood.
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