The Lenovo Recycle Program is very helpful and very efficient, in my opinion. What is your opinion?

The Lenovo Recycling Program is a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Lenovo offers several ways for its customers to recycle their unwanted Lenovo products, including drop-off at Lenovo stores, mail-in programs, and bulk recycling services. Lenovo's program makes it easy for consumers to dispose of their electronics in an environmentally responsible manner efficiently.

Lenovo works with certified recyclers to ensure that all Lenovo products are recycled in accordance with national and international standards. Lenovo also offers rewards and discounts to customers who recycle their Lenovo products, making it an even more attractive option. Lenovo is committed to helping reduce electronic waste while preserving the environment for future generations. By participating in Lenovo’s recycling program, consumers can be part of Lenovo’s commitment to responsible disposal. Lenovo’s recycling program is an essential step in making the world greener.

What is your opinion of it?

  • I have tried to send some products back for recycling but they all had $0 trade in value, so i just take them to a local recycle center

  •  Thank you for your answer. My recycling program in my area seems to be far away. I wonder if that will ever change.

  • I've run into the same problem as  , probably because Lenovo makes their products so well I get a lot of life out of them! In the end, I wind up taking a lot of things to Staples to recycle, as they will do so for free (some other retailers will, like MicroCenter, but only if it is an "exchange" when purchasing a new pc in-store).

    So, in short: I like the thought behind Lenovo's program but I honestly haven't seen much use for it myself.

  • I did not know Lenovo had a recycling program. We have been selling retired computers to our employees for $30-$75. The $75 laptops are about 5 years old and in good condition or repaired and we replaced the internal hard drive with a 250GB SSD. For non-upgraded laptops, we sell them for $50 and the $30 laptops have some damage on them but they are still in working condition.

    We have used a local recycler for all our older equipment that we cannot sell.

  • Thanks for the question and your thoughts on this   We do have a lot of recycle and sustainability programs programs. Here is a piece we wrote up highlighting our trade-in program. It's true, the trade-in value can be low, but it's nice to have multiple options! Innocent

     Trade-In Program: How to trade in your old tech with LenovoPRO 

    Also, if you want to poke around the recycle and sustainability content here in the community and see what else you can dig up, check this out


    "sustainability and environmental responsibility."

    Make you feel good, doesn't it. But...

    Oh, you mean there's a but? So you take back some "Lenovo" devices. Batteries?

    Well, that's not you, but (that word, again), call2recycle. And there are but's that go along with that.

    And a lot of this only exists because companies are forced to do it. And then what happens once "you" get this stuff back.

    Oh, it's handled in a "environmentally responsible" manner. Right.

    There was just a write-up of plastics recycling.

    And how plastics recycling generates, yes, you guessed it - microplastics.

    And microplastics are (now)... everywhere.

    And we're all better off for that.

    Ever try to get rid of a mercury thermometer - in an environmentally responsible" manner? You'd think, call a hospital & drop it off, right? You'd think, call your local waste & recycling bureau & they'll set you on the right path, right? (For those who might not know what a mercury thermometer is, you know, cause you use some "tech device" instead:

    Seems like it's been 20 years since they've been available for sale. But that doesn't mean that I still don't have them at home.