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We have a passion for creating products and services that deliver on the promise of innovation, enable people's imaginations and do right by the environment. These virtues are exemplified by our Samsung Recycling Direct [SM] program, which affords consumers a number of smart ways to help make the world a better, cleaner place.

We've partnered directly with respected take-back and recycling companies that do not incinerate, send to solid waste landfill, or export toxic waste (defined in a manner consistent with the commonly accepted definition of hazardous electronic waste) to developing countries.

Results include all voluntary and mandatory recycling in the US supported by Samsung through the SRD program. Other results as follows:
115 million lbs. recycled in the US since 2008 (Over 2 billion lbs. recycled globally since 2004)

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2012 total:   92.5 million lbs.
2011 total:   86.8 million lbs.
2010 total:   51.3 million lbs.
2009 total:   14.8 million lbs.
2008 total:     2.2 million lbs.
2013 goal:    over 100 million lbs.
Voluntary 2012 Highlights
Texas   6,681,573 lbs.
Massachusetts   3,524,742 lbs.
New Hampshire   1,386,104 lbs.
North Carolina   3,160,124 lbs.
Missouri   943,290 lbs.
Virginia   369,350 lbs.
Consumer Electronic Products
(Televisions, Digital Cameras, Cell Phones, Camcorders, Home Theater, Blu-ray and DVD)

Samsung Recycling Direct Locations
Our commitment to a greener future doesn't end when our products are sold. We have fixed drop-off locations across the US, making it easy for you to recycle your old Samsung TVs, camcorders and other electronics.
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IT Products
(Printers, Monitors, Notebook PC)

Samsung Recycling Direct Locations
Samsung proudly produces the world's finest IT products; we also proudly take them back for recycling. We've partnered with respected take-back companies for collection across the US, so you can easily recycle your old Samsung printers, notebook PCs and more.
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Samsung helps improve your office space with advanced technologies, and helps improve our environment with safe disposal of your old, obsolete multi-function products, monitors and more. Recycle your Samsung -branded and non- Samsung -branded office equipment for free when purchasing new Samsung-branded office equipment.
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Printer Toner

S.T.A.R. Toner Recycling Program
Samsung teamed up with the United States Postal Service and Newgistics to help consumers who are willing to take responsibility in recycling their old toners and keep the environment clean. It's three small steps for green consumers and one giant leap for mankind.
Check out S.T.A.R.  

Mobile Take-Back Program
When it comes to recycling, actions speak louder than words. At Samsung, we realize we have to do more than just encourage you to recycle your wireless mobile phones and accessories, so we created a program that lets you safely dispose of your mobile devices at no cost to you.
Learn more about our Mobile Take-Back Program  

Mail Back Program (Available in all 50 states):

The Samsung mailback program allows you to ship any Samsung branded end-of-life product, including televisions up to 50 lbs, to our recycling partner. Click on the link and follow the instructions for printing a label, packaging the product for delivery, and for directions to the nearest drop off location.
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For all New York State Citizens: click here

Samsung Recycling Direct (SRD)

Samsung Electronics has been an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the past three years, achieving Award for Sustained Excellence in 2013. We share the ENERGY STAR vision of GHG mitigation. Through our industry leading Samsung Recycling Direct program, we are facilitating the movement of removing old electronic products off the power grid, of any brand; and replacing them with energy efficient Samsung televisions and other energy efficient Samsung CE and IT products.

Samsung Electronics recognizes that e‐waste is the fastest growing segment of waste in the industrialized world, demanding enough transportation in a year to line up delivery trucks half way around the globe. Samsung Electronics is very serious about being a part of the solution. From the inception of the SRD program, Samsung has held steady to its principles of protection for the environment, people and developing countries. The SRD program has always supported responsible management of e-waste material and we oppose export of unprocessed materials to developing countries. Samsung is the first manufacturer to participate with the e-Stewards Enterprise program, which provides third party validation our statements of principle. Please see our report on Samsung's Policy for WEEE Management in the US and Canada for more information.

Samsung Electronics is extremely busy, standing strong as a responsible corporate citizen. We are focused to provide responsible recycling that is convenient and impactful. For information on past recycling performance, please refer to Mandatory vs. Voluntary Recycling Performance in the U.S..

Other Samsung Recycling Activities:

Battery Recycling – Samsung is a member of RBRC, an organization with over 30,000 convenient drop off locations for cell phones and batteries across the US and Canada. Please see call2Recycle.org for more information.
Packaging Take-Back – Samsung provides take-back for all Samsung-branded packaging at no cost to the consumer. For more information, please call the Customer Service number below.

Customer Service or Consumer Questions regarding RECYCLING call: 877-278-0799. We welcome feedback.

Questions regarding State Recycle Plans contact: Dinah Rhee at 973-808-6373 or drhee@sea.samsung.com

For more information on our compliance with EPEAT’s IEEE 1680.2 Criteria and product recycling instructions, please visit our EPEAT Compliance page.