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Never Throw in the Trash

Most e-readers contain hazardous chemicals that can leach into the environment, so don’t throw them in the trash.

Remove Personal Info

Before donating or recycling  an e-reader, remove all sensitive and personal information from the device. Barnes and Noble has instructions on how to clear your Nook of personal data.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will recycle e-readers and many other home electronics for free. Their trade-in program accepts e-readers. Find a store.

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HP Hardware Recycling

HP accepts tablets and electronics hardware from various manufacturers for free mail-in recycling, cash back or trade-ins. Get a quote for your hardware or a mail-in voucher here.


Staples' Take Back Program

Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including cell phones, desktop computers, tablets, monitors and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.

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Circuit City CExchange

Circuit City’s CExchange program will appraise newer, used electronics and pay you cash for them. They take cell phones, laptops, e-readers and tablets by many manufacturers, as well as other basic household electronics. Shipping is free. Find out more.