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Electronics Recycling

Accepted Items

Please note: this list is not exhaustive, but includes commonly recycled items. If you have questions about an item, contact us at [email protected]

  • Personal Devices (cell phones, tablets, iPods, etc.)
  • Computers and Computer Accessories (keyboards, printers, modems, towers, etc.)
  • Entertainment Equipment (televisions, radios, speakers, etc.)
  • Misc. Electronics (fax machines, scanners, etc.)
  • Televisions and Monitors, including older style Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) units and rear projection screens

Collection Options

  • Collection Service:  406 Recycling provides collection services to businesses and institution throughout Helena. Call (406) 449 – 6008 get a free quote for service and schedule a pickup-many pickups are free depending on material collected.    Household collection can be scheduled starting November 15, 2019 for the greater Helena Area. 
  • Drop-off:  Delivery of electronics for recycling and data destruction is by appointment only due to security and other operational considerations at our local warehouse.
  • Collection Events:  406  Recycling hosts a community collection event on the last Friday of every month in partnership with and support of the Good Samaritan Thrift Store. Details here.    406 Recycling also provides community event collections across the state partnering with civic organizations  and community groups. 
  • Statewide Shipping:  Items can be securely shipped to 406 Recycling ‘s  P.O. Box  for data destruction  by arrangement.  Pallets can be shipped at a rate of $100 per pallet to 406 Recycling from most Montana cities. Call for details. 


Fees may apply. Most items are accepted for free. Exceptions include CRT televisions and monitors ($1/inch diagonal), LCD screens larger than 36″ or large rear projection televisions ($15/per), some batteries, and data items requiring data destruction receipts (prices vary based on medium and volume). Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.   Volume discounts apply for data destruction services.

Electronics Recycling FAQ

Can I drop off my electronics at your local facility?
Deliveries to our local processing facility are by appointment only. If you are a community member interested in recycling your electronics, click here to discover upcoming local collection events or click here to join our email list to learn about upcoming public events!  Our first community collection in Helena will in November 2018!
Where do you send the items?
We are committed to environmental stewardship and ship material only to R2/RIOS or E-Steward facilities. By shipping to R2/RIOS and E-Steward facilities, we are able to ensure high environmental stewardship standards are met through the entire end of life recycling process.
Why should I recycle my electronics?
Electronics are one of the fastest growing segments of waste in municipal landfills in the United States. Recycling your electronics saves energy, reduces pollution and greenhouse gases and saves resources by extracting fewer raw materials. Recycling with 406 Recycling also ensure any data on our outdated or unwanted electronic device is responsibly destroyed.




How can I recycle other items like cans and bottles in the Helena area?
City of Helena

Click here to access information on City of Helena recycling services.  Renters living in a   household, duplex, tri-plex, four-plex and some other units served by City of Helena sanitation services are eligible for a “renter’s permit” to use   recycling facilities at the City of Helena Transfer Station which includes recycling for glass (container glass only) and plastic (type #1 & #2; no lids) in addition to the corrugated cardboard, metal cans, and mixed paper (office/newsprint/magazine) accepted at sites throughout Helena.

Helena Recycling

Click here to access information on Helena Recycling services.  Helena Recycling provides curbside and business recycling collection for most common recyclables including glass, type #1 & #2 plastic, cardboard,  metal cans, and paper (office/newsprint/magazine).

Other Recycling:


  • Clothing and other usable items:  Thrift Stores, such as Good Samaritan, collect items for resale and reuse while also supporting those in need.   (Green Tip: Recycling fibers such as clothing helps reduce the environmental impact of energy and pollution from textile production.)
  • Building supplies:   The Helena Area Habitat   for Humanity’s Restore  accepts  “gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances.”