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 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?
Where do you send the items?
Why should I recycle my electronics?
How can I recycle other items like cans and bottles in the Helena area?
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.
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).
- 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.”