How to recycle old electronics for cash

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How to recycle old electronics for cash
Earn money by recycling your old electronic devices at a recycling centre. (recycle image by Byron Moore from

Recycling old broken or working electronics helps keep our environment clean. Doing so decreases the demand for the many toxic materials that make up electronic devices. It also helps to keep these toxins out of our land fills. To make money on old electronics, you can sell the item on various websites that pay you depending on the specific device.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Locate a recycling centre (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Obtain a price quote from the site if available. For example, on, fill out a form that describes the item. The system will return a price quote which you can accept.

  3. 3

    Register and ship your equipment to the reception centre listed on the website. Ensure that you know whether the site will pay for the shipping costs.

  4. 4

    Receive payment from the website. Many websites, such as, require you to enter a PayPal e-mail address when registering at the site.

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