Great Chesapeake IT Recycling and Data Destruction

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To find out what electronics we accept, please carefully read the Electronics Items List below.

You may find more information in our FAQ section.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please click the “I Have Questions” button to send us an email.  We’ll get back to you shortly.

Electronic Items List

We accept

  • Computers, Dead or Alive
  • Laptops, Dead or Alive
  • Servers
  • Laptop Batteries
  • CRT Monitors – (Small Fees Apply)
  • LCD Monitors – (Small Fees Apply)
  • Printers – (Laser, Ink & Toner Cartridges) (Small Fees Apply)
  • Copiers – (Small Fees Apply)
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Switches
  • Hubs
  • Routers
  • Cisco Equipment
  • Mainframes
  • Tape Drives
  • Hard Drives – (Fees Apply for Certified Data Destruction)
  • Any Wire / Cabling
  • Test Equipment
  • UPS Battery Backups
  • Bar Coding Equipment
  • Point of Sale Equipment
  • Plotters
  • Fax
  • PDAs
  • Cell Phones
  • Smart Phones
  • Tablets
  • Communication Equipment
  • Medical Equipment
  • Radios
  • Electric Motors
  • Car Batteries

We do not accept

  • Appliances
  • Microwaves
  • Stoves
  • Office Furniture
  • Broken ink/toner cartridges
  • Vacuums
  • Refrigerators
  • A/C Units
  • Big Screen TVs
  • Radioactive Items


Electronics recycling involves the responsible disposal and processing of end-of-life electronic devices to recover valuable materials and reduce environmental impact. It is crucial because electronic waste, or e-waste, often contains hazardous materials that can harm the environment if not handled properly. Recycling helps prevent these materials from entering landfills, conserves valuable resources, reduces energy consumption, and mitigates pollution. By recycling electronics, we contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to managing the ever-growing stream of electronic devices.

To prepare your electronics for recycling, ensure you back up and transfer any essential data from your devices. Then contact Great Chesapeake IT Recycling & Data Destruction to pick up and recycle the equipment or destroy sensitive data.

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Yes, it is safe to recycle electronics with personal data if you take the necessary precautions. Before recycling, make sure to back up and transfer any important data.  At Great Chesapeake IT Recycling & Data Destruction, we have strict protocols in place to ensure data security during the recycling process providing peace of mind that your information will be handled responsibly.

Absolutely. You can and should recycle electronics that no longer work. We are equipped to handle non-functional devices, ensuring their proper disposal and resource recovery. Recycling these items prevents them from ending up in landfills, reduces environmental impact and contributes to the sustainable management of electronic waste.

After we collect your electronics for recycling, they undergo a carefully managed process. First, they are transported to our secure recycling facility. Here, skilled, certified technicians dismantle the devices, separating components like metals, plastics, and circuit boards. These materials then undergo specialized recycling processes to recover valuable resources. The goal is to minimize waste, conserve resources, and prevent hazardous substances from entering the environment. Responsible electronics recycling ensures that your old devices are given a new life in an eco-friendly way.

There is a charge for Certified Destruction, and monitor, printer, office phone, smart board, and projector recycling. Other costs may apply, like parking fees, on-site server rack deconstruction, etc.

Tax incentives for electronics recycling vary by location. There may be state or federal programs that offer tax deductions or credits for eco-friendly practices, including electronics recycling. It's advisable to check with local tax authorities or consult a tax professional to determine eligibility and specific details for obtaining any potential tax benefits related to recycling your electronics.

Yes, each region has specific laws and regulations governing electronics recycling. In the areas we serve, there are established guidelines for the responsible disposal of electronic waste. These regulations often address issues such as collection programs, recycling targets, and the prohibition of certain materials in landfills.  At Great Chesapeake IT Recycling & Data Destruction, we are compliant with essential federal regulations; our data destruction is documented and completed by trained professionals.

Improper electronics disposal poses significant environmental and health risks. When electronic devices end up in landfills, hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium can leach into the soil and water, contaminating ecosystems. This pollution can harm wildlife, impact water quality, and pose risks to human health. Additionally, electronic waste often contains valuable resources that go to waste when not recycled properly. Responsible electronics disposal is essential to mitigate these risks, protect the environment, and ensure the sustainable management of electronic waste.

Call Great Chesapeake IT Recycling & Data Destruction to arrange pick up of large quantities. Our number: 410-458-1837.

How It Works

Step 1

Gather your equipment for recycling.

View the Acceptable Items list to ensure that we accept the electronic items you intend to recycle.

Step 2

Take a photograph of the items slated for recycling.

You will need this for the next step.

Step 3

Click the “Schedule A Pickup” button and complete our form.

Step 4

We will pick up your items and dispose of them *.

* Please note there is a charge for Certified Destruction, and monitor, printer, office phone, smart board, and projector recycling. Other costs may apply, like parking fees, on-site server rack deconstruction, etc.

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