Where to Recycle Electronics in Indiana?

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Electronics are important to everyday life, but what happens when an electronic device outlives its usefulness? Can you just throw it away? This is becoming an important question, not just for individuals, but especially for companies. You shouldn’t throw them away, and in many places, including Indiana, you can’t. Learn where to recycle electronics in Indiana.

What Electronics are Banned From Being Thrown in the Trash in Indiana

Indiana takes e-waste very seriously. Currently, it has banned several electronic items from being discarded. Instead, the state has provided a public e-waste disposal system that includes collectors, recyclers, and manufacturers to keep electronics out of landfills.

Currently, Indiana e-recycling law defines electronics as the following:

  • Cable Boxes
  • Cameras
  • Computers
  • Computer Monitors
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Digital Photo Frames
  • Digital Media players
  • DVD Players
  • DVR/TiVo Devices
  • E-Readers
  • Fax Machines
  • MP3 Players (iPods, etc.)
  • Portable GPS Systems

Who Does this Ban Apply to?

In some states with similar bans, the ban only applies to large businesses, but that’s not the case in Indiana. Essentially, it applies to everybody and that includes households, schools, and small businesses. However, Indiana law also requires electronics manufacturers to manage the collection and recycling process.

This does leave out large businesses though, who will have to find other means to handle their e-waste such as going directly to certified e-waste recyclers. According to Indiana’s e-recycling laws, a large business is any business that has more than 100 employees or has average annual gross receipts in excess of $10,000,000.

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What Can Large Indiana Businesses Do With E-Waste

Hand reaching out to a recycling symbolLarge businesses in Indiana will still have to dispose of their e-waste properly, but they cannot take advantage of public e-waste disposal programs. Instead, they have to work with e-recyclers directly and that’s where Sadoff comes in.

Sadoff is an e-recycling and data destruction service with locations in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Though we may not be in Indiana, we do offer our services throughout the Midwest and nationwide. E-recycling facilities in Indiana do not have to be R2 certified and do not have to follow proper data destruction procedures. You want to work with an e-recycling service that 100% contractually owns liability and knows how to properly handle your data like Sadoff.

Do You Have to Use the Public E-Recycling System in Indiana?

Indiana law only requires that you do not discard electronics. It does not require you to recycle them via publicly provided e-waste services. In fact, the law actually prohibits Indiana cities and counties from requiring any household, business, or school to use public facilities to recycle the covered entity’s covered electronic devices to the exclusion of other lawful recycling programs available.

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Why Wouldn’t You Want to Use the Public Indiana E-Recycling Program?

As mentioned before, public e-waste facilities are not required to follow best practices especially when it comes to your data and the appropriate destruction of that data. Moreover, these public facilities are typically not going to be able to provide documentation, IT asset remarketing services, and more. If you need an ITAR-registered e-recycling vendor, for example, you are not likely to find that among these public facilities.

Get an E-Recycling Quote Today

Are you interested in the services that Sadoff has to offer? Reach out to us today for a quote. We handle e-recycling jobs of all sizes and we always 100% contractually own liability so that you can have peace of mind when it comes to your electronics and your data. If you want to know what it’s like to work with Sadoff, read more in our recent customer testimonial.

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