Annual Electronics Recycling Drive Returns Earth Day 2021!


The annual Electronic Waste (E-Waste) drive is back for its sixth year! This Earth Day (April 22nd), the University of Houston Office of Sustainability, the Student Center, and their partner, Bass Computer Recycling, are offering students, faculty and staff the means to consciously dispose of old and unused electronics.

This year’s electronics recycling drive is Thursday, April 22nd, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Student Center South Circle Drive. The event will also be a "drive thru" style event to assure maximum health protections for all attendees. Simply load all of your e-waste into your trunk and volunteers in PPE will unload the items for you when you pull up and pop the trunk.

No University property will be accepted. A full list of items and materials that Bass Computer Recycling will accept is available online

Among the items that will be accepted include

  • Cable/wire
  • Circuit boards
  • Computers
  • Drivers
  • Fax machines
  • Mainframe
  • Monitors
  • Networking equipment
  • Power strips
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Telephones/cell phones
  • VCR/DVD players

Items that will not be accepted include:

  • Ferrous materials
  • Hazardous materials
  • Household appliances
  • Larger copiers
  • Non-computer plastics
  • Paper
  • Refrigerators
  • Televisions
  • University of Houston-owned property
  • Wood 

Bass Computer Recycling, an R-2 certified recycler and a TCEQ approved manufacturer with more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, will process all of the donated electronics. It has the experience and the facility to design and implement a plan for e-waste needs, and can also clean, test and refurbish the equipment for resale. Items that cannot be refurbished will be deconstructed and recycled consciously to be reused elsewhere.

The Student Centers at the UNiversity of Houston serve as a community hub for student life and other activities. More information on their programs and sustainability innitiatives can be found here.

For questions regarding the electronics recycling drive, contact Uh Sustainability Coordinator Gabriel Durham at or call 713-743-6985