Stereo Equipment

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage/Recycling & Drains
On-Call/Bulky Item Collection Recycle with E-Waste

Stereo equipment requires special handling and cannot be placed in the garbage or recycling. Please take it to an e-waste facility or have collected through the Bulky Item Collection Program.

Like other electronics, stereo equipment can contain chemicals like brominated flame retardants, mercury, cadmium and lead, which can pollute waterways.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Best Buy Recycling Program

Best Buy will recycle stereo systems and other home electronics for free. There is a limit of three items per household per day. Find the nearest Best Buy.


Dell Reconnect Drop-Off and Mail-Back Program

Dell Reconnect will accept any brand of stereo systems at many Goodwill drop-off locations. They accept them with or without cords. If there isn’t one near you, you can still use their free mail-back program if you are recycling Dell products or wish to purchase a new Dell product. Find out more.


Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including stereo receivers and other electronics. They do not accept large speakers. Locate the nearest Staples.