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Public Drop-Off at Green Wave

We have public drop off days where you can bring your old computers, laptops, televisions, and other electronic equipment to our facility. Items dropped off at our location on public drop off days are processed in the exact same secure, process that we use for our business and government clients. We destroy all your personal data.

Our employees will help you unload your vehicle!

Public drop-off hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*No appointment needed

Address
Green Wave's Central Indiana Recycling Center
9206 E 33rd St
Indianapolis, IN 46235



Free Items to Drop Off at Green Wave

*Unlimited quantities accepted

  • A/C Adapters
  • Analyzers / Test Equipment
  • Audio / Visual Equipment
  • Batteries (All Kinds)
  • Calculators
  • Cameras / Camera Equipment
  • CD Players
  • Cell Phones / Telephones
  • Computers / Laptops
  • Computer Hard Drives / Components
  • Copiers / Scanners
  • CRT Monitors
  • Dehumidifiers / Humidifiers
  • Dryers
  • DVD / VHS / Blue Ray Players
  • Electronic Exercise Equipment
  • Electronic Kids Toys
  • Electronic Lawn Equipment
  • Fax Machines
  • Gaming Devices / Consoles
  • Handheld Games
  • Hard Drives
  • Household Electronics
  • Ink / Toner
  • Keyboards
  • LCD Monitors
  • Mainframes
  • Medical Devices
  • Metal Scraps (Steel, Copper, Aluminum, Etc.)
  • Mice
  • Microwaves
  • Overhead Projectors
  • Printers / Fax Machines
  • Refrigerators
  • Remotes
  • Scrap Metal
  • Security Equipment
  • Servers / Server Cabinets
  • Shredders
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Tablets
  • Televisions (LED, LCD)
  • Typewriters
  • UPS / Battery Backups
  • Vacuum / Carpet Cleaners
  • Washers / Dryers
  • Wires / Cables / Cords



Chargeable Items to Drop Off at Green Wave

CRT Televisions & Rear-Projection Televisions: $20.00 processing fee for each televisions that is dropped off at Green Wave. These fees are strictly for public drop off customers only. If you are with a business, school, or other type of organizations, please contact Green Wave at 317-899-0000 for more information regarding pricing.

Customers can drop off up to two, LCD, Plasma, or LED televisions for free. Each additional LCD, Plasma, or LED television will incur a $10.00 per television processing fee. These fees are strictly for public drop off customers only. If you are with a business, school, or other type of organizations, please contact Green Wave at 317-899-0000 for more information regarding pricing.

*Fees are subject to change*

green wave computer recycling drop-off

Unacceptable Items

  • Bare CRT tubes
  • Cardboard: (Unless electronics are packaged inside of a cardboard box)
  • CDs
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Data Tapes
  • Electric Lamps
  • Paint
  • Items containing PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyl) – PCBs are found in certain capacitors & transformers.
  • Oil & other petroleum products
  • Glass Bottles
  • Light bulbs (Unless already part of the electronic device such as projectors)
  • Plastic not from electronics
  • Chemicals not related to electronic equipment
  • Tin cans / Aluminum
  • Miscellaneous trash
  • Mercury-containing devices (light bulbs, thermometers, thermostats)
  • Styrofoam / Packing Material
  • VHS Tapes
  • Vinyl
  • Wood products (Unless already a part of the electronic device such as a television)

Notes

For customers in the Cleveland, Ohio area (Lorain County):

You can drop off your old electronics at the Lorain County Collection Center located at 540 S. Abbe Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035. The items that are dropped off at the facility are processed the same as the items that are dropped off at our Indianapolis location.

For more information, please visit the Solid Waste Management District of Lorain County, Ohio’s website here.


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Business, Education, Government Recycling Solutions

Whether you have 10 items or 10,000,000 items, we are able to have our professional, uniformed, pickup crew come in one of our company-owned trucks to your company or organization’s facility to remove the old computers, monitors, laptops, and other electronic equipment. Our service includes, but not limited to, our crew doing the removal, loading, and secure transportation of your electronic equipment back to our processing facility.

green wave computer recycling trucks

We provide your company with complete data and environmental compliance documentation after the items are processed.

Green Wave Computer Recycling is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and services the Midwest with our fleet of company-owned trucks. We also service several national accounts with a network or partner freight providers.

To schedule a pickup for your business or organization, please call or e-mail us. We have large corporations and government references available upon request.

We can customize our tailored services to fit your company's unique needs whether it be dropping a semi trailer at your location, leaving pallets and Gaylord Boxes, or providing you with smaller packaging material for accumulation for smaller items. Let us know how we can help!

green wave computer recycling trucks

green wave computer recycling trucks

To request a pickup, please call us at 317-899-0000 or e-mail us at info@gwcri.com and someone will be in touch with you shortly!



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Data Security

We built Green Wave to address two issues that exist when disposing of old electronic equipment:

green wave computer recycling data security

After the computer and electronic items leave your company or organization’s facility or are dropped off at our facility, all liabilities are transferred to Green Wave Computer Recycling. When the items arrive at our facility, each data containing item is scanned into our database (can be done at your location before physical removal) to ensure the recycling and data destruction process is tracked. The hard drives are pulled from the computers and physically destroyed (which can also be done onsite at your facility) to disable any information from being recovered. The hard drives are then thrown into a larger container to be shredded for metal recovery. We process cell phones, MP3 players, copy machines, networking equipment, and other data containing devices in the same manner.

Asset tags and company ID tags are removed from devices to ensure that your company or organization’s identity is unknown to our recycling partners who refine the plastics and metals. This brings peace of mind for clients whom want to remain anonymous. This is one of the many ways that Green Wave Computer Recycling is able to better serve clients.

Once the recycling process is completed, a "Data Destruction & Proper Recycling Document" is mailed to you to keep on file.

We know once you experience the Green Wave process you will NEVER want to switch to another company for the proper disposal of your items. We are a privately held (owner operated) business that constantly attempts to improve our recycling flow process to better service our existing customers and future customers.

green wave computer recycling data security


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Asset Management

Green Wave Computer Recycling offers a variety of unique Asset Management services which enables business and organizations to recover market value of their electronic assets while protecting their brand and making sure that data security is achieved to its fullest.

Green Wave can provide numerous levels of Asset Management from simplest service of recording asset numbers and providing a Data Destruction & Proper Recycling report, to the most detailed, white glove service of de-installation of equipment, on-site packaging, on site data destruction, serial number capturing, market analysis, and marketing the equipment on the secondary markets, while paying special attention to data security. We have provided numerous, unique Asset Management solutions for customers.

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Collection & Transportation

In addition to providing various electronics recycling solutions to customers, Green Wave also partners with various municipalities, organizations, and corporations to provide satellite electronics recycling collection solutions and can even host an electronics recycling collection event. We can do everything from dropping a semi trailer for customers to fill up over time and switching it out when full, to picking up a smaller load in one of our box trucks.

With a fleet of several box trucks, semi trucks, and numerous trailers, we can handle any of your logistical needs wherever you are located.

green wave computer recycling data security

green wave computer recycling data security



green wave computer recycling data security

green wave computer recycling data security


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Product Destruction & Shredding

Green Wave can provide customers with an economical, secure, and compliant destruction process for any type of product. We protect our customers’ liability by ensuring that products are completely destroyed and properly recycled. Similar to our electronics destruction process, we provide you a Data Destruction & Proper Recycling Document that details the items that we destroyed and recycled.

Whether you require safe disposal and destruction of a recalled product to protect a trademark, or destruction of obsolete products, we can provide you with the documentation and comfort knowing your products will not end up in the wrong hands.

green wave computer recycling product destruction and shredding


green wave computer recycling product destruction and shredding


Not only do we shred electronics and hard drives, we also shred numerous other types of items such as the following:


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Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics refers to all processes and procedures associated to product returns, repairs, maintenance, recycling and/or disposal for products and materials. Overall it incorporates running products in reverse through the supply chain to gain maximum value.

green wave computer recycling product destruction and shredding


Green Wave can provide a number of services for an effective, turnkey reverse logistics program. Here is a list of ways we can help your organization:


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