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Items We Accept&  What We Recycle



Whether you are recycling 500 network servers or just an ancient TV, Legacy will take it all.

In today’s disposable world, everything we depend on electronically these days, from cell phones to computer monitors, is on the fast track to obsolescence from the minute we turn it on. And, once the next best thing comes along Legacy can help keep yesterday’s technology out of the consumer waste stream.

What Does Happen To Yesterday’s Technology, Once Legacy Receives It?

What happens once these items get to our facility is a pretty simple process but is an essential step in the recycling chain of custody.

  • Electronics get separated and categorized based on factors like size or commodity variation. (All sensitive materials are kept in a secure restricted access data center.)
  • Items that are large have to get broken down further.
  • Items that consists of many different commodities have to get dismantled into their basic parts, such as glass, plastic, copper, aluminum, and etc.
  • Once electronics are broken down the commodities are then shipped to various R2/ISO certified processors and refineries around the Midwest.
  • Once the commodities are at the refiners they get refined and purified into reusable raw materials where they can then be used to make new products.
  • These products then enter the consumer stream where they begin the cycle all over again.

So What Items Does Legacy Take To Recycle?

Research shows that extracting raw materials from the earth takes up more energy than utilizing recycled commodities. To help this issue we at Legacy try and take as many different types of electronics as possible out of the waste stream. Basically if it plugs into an outlet or runs on batteries we can recycle it for you. Below is a more detailed list:

  • Desktop PCs towers
  • Network Servers
  • Network equipment: routers, hubs, switches, modems, etc.
  • Laptops
  • CRT Monitors and all Televisions (there is a small fee for these items)
  • LCD Monitors
  • Peripherals (Printers, Scanners, Keyboards, etc)
  • Office Equipment (Copiers, FAX Machines, Phones, etc.)
  • Cables, Wire, Connectors and Adapters
  • Power strips and surge protectors
  • Hard drives (Certified wiped or certified destruction, See Data Security Management page)
  • Media (CD, Floppy/Encased Diskettes, Storage Tape, etc..) (Certified wiped or certified destruction, See Data Security Management page)
  • Ink jet and toner cartridges
  • Memory/RAM
  • Computer Scrap
  • All types of batteries (NICd, Pb acid, Li ion, Alkaline)
  • Small appliances (microwaves, toasters, vacuums, etc.)
  • Consumer electronic ( VCR’s, stereos, DVD players, cell phones, etc…)
  • UPS (uninterruptible power supply)
  • Medical equipment
  • Commercial/manufacturing/industrial scrap material
  • And More…

If you don’t see what you need recycled above send us an email or give us a call, more than likely Legacy will be able to recycle it.

Client Testimonials


Legacy Recycling takes the work out of scraping electronics and other misc. metal. They are fast, friendly and most important they are affordable. Sometimes they even pay you for your scrap. Dealing with Legacy is always a pleasure.


John H

Master Lock

Legacy Recycling continue to provide great customer service! No complaints from our end. It is good to have folks we can rely on. We will be scheduling another pickup soon. It’s easy to do business with Legacy Recycling and their team.

Nicole R

Rokk Computech

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