FAQs

What types of eWaste do you accept?

Basically, if it has a plug we can recycle it. We can accept everything from LCD monitors and home theater equipment to all computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, printers, and VHS tapes! See our list of accepted items below.

Do you have a list of accepted items?

Yes.
Accepted Items include:
Computers (CPU)
Laptop
Desktop
Server
All cables and cords that go with them
And all internal components of computers and electronics

Networking
Routers
Switches
Hubs
Racks

Peripherals
Keyboards
Mice
External Drives
Speakers

Batteries
NiCad
NiMH
LiION
Lead Acid
LCD Computer Monitors
Printers
All types
All sizes
Toner cartridges
Ink Jet cartridges

Wire
All sizes
All types

Telecom Equipment
Telephones
Cell Phones

Storage Media
Floppy Media
CD/DVD Media
Magnetic/Tape Media

Video Game Equipment
Consoles
Games
Controllers

Home Entertainment
Cable Boxes
DVR Players
Surround Sound Consoles
DVD Players
VCR
Surge Protectors

Steel
Aluminum
Plastic
Touch Screens
Headphones
Flash Memory Cards
SIM Cards/Chipped Security Cards

Where are you located?

525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire, WI
Off of Clairemont Ave., turn on Park Ridge Drive (one block north of Menomonie St.) to Park Ridge Court. Near the Rod & Gun Park.

Can I drop off my equipment anytime?

Our recycling facility hours are: Monday thru Thursday 8am – 5pm, Friday and Saturday 9am – 1pm

What is a statement of recycling?

A Statement of Recycling minimizes your liabilities by providing you with proof that your equipment was properly recycled at an authorized computer recycling center. The Statement of Recycling is sent to your business for your records along with the invoice.

Do you take bulk orders?

Yes we do. Please contact us via phone: (715) 833-2005 so we can further assist your needs.

Do you provide pick up services?

Yes. We respond to all electronic removal requests—both large and small and often in the same day. We make the collection process easy with a simple call. Our staff will do all the heavy lifting, stacking, and loading of the equipment whether your equipment is piled up in a storage room or palletized on your loading dock. Please note there is a $35 pick-up fee regardless of the size.

Do you do recycling events for business, organizations and/or schools?

Yes we do. A great way to promote a green initiative is to have an electronics recycling event with First Choice Computer Recycling. We will work with you to pick a day and set up to collect all types of eWaste from your employees or customers.

do you destroy all data?

Yes! Security is a priority of ours. We destroy all data. In fact, we physically shred the hard drives onsite. We’ve also invested in the best equipment to provide premier data destruction. We also remove all tags and logos.

why should I recycle?

It’s illegal to dump electronic waste in the landfills. We all have to cooperate with the state to be in compliance with Wisconsin Act 50. To see these, please copy and paste into your browser: http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/wa/wa1608.pdf and
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2009/related/acts/50.pdf

does anything get reused?

We make it a priority to reuse whenever possible—parts or the whole. We have solid industry connections to carry on the life of your equipment.

R2 certified, Orion 1400-2015 + OHSAD certified and Eau Claire Green