Frequent Questions

What can/should my facility do if we want our old electronics to be recycled?

Federal regulations mandate that federal property, including electronics, be utilized to the fullest extent practicable when it is no longer needed by a federal agency. Federal agencies should attempt to reuse, refurbish or donate working electronics prior to considering recycling.

If a federal agency has followed the GSA process (PDF, 89 KB) and has electronic equipment that is certified for abandonment, environmentally responsible recycling is the appropriate next step. The Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) provides an overview of recycling (PDF, 142 KB) options for FEC Partners, including information about contracting with a certified recycler; utilizing Defense Logistics Agency (required for Defense agencies); or selecting an environmentally responsible electronics recycler.


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