How to Recycle your Ring Device

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This article explains how to remove a device from your Ring account and gives tips for recycling Ring devices that are no longer in use.

Recycling used electronics reduces electronic waste (e-waste) and helps the environment. Thank you for taking proactive steps to reduce your e-waste footprint.

Removing Your Ring Device From Your Account

Before recycling your device, you’ll need to remove it from your Ring account first.

Important Note:
Once you remove a device from your account, all data from your Ring device will be permanently erased. Removing a device from your Ring account will also permanently delete all recorded videos and snapshot capture photos. Once deleted, videos and photos can't be recovered.

If you’d like to save your videos, you’ll need to download them before removing your Ring device from your account.

Step-by-step instructions for downloading videos from your device.

Follow these steps to remove your device from your Ring account:

  • Open the Ring App.
  • Tap the three lines on the top left.
  • Tap Devices.
  • Tap the device that you’d like to remove.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Tap General Settings.
  • Tap Remove this Device on the bottom of the screen.

Recycling Your Ring Device

After you’ve removed the device from your Ring account, you can then recycle your device.

Keep in mind that some states have laws against discarding electronics in the trash. Recycling is a disposal method that’s both environmentally-friendly and widely available.

Here are a few options for recycling your Ring device:

Amazon’s Recycling and Trade-In Program
Amazon offers two convenient options for electronics disposal and covers all shipping and recycling costs. Choose the Amazon Recycling Program to have your device responsibly recycled with a certified recycler, or trade-in your device for an Amazon gift card or discount off of a new Amazon device. Your old device is either refurbished or recycled through an Amazon-certified recycler.

Homeboy Industries Electronics Recycling
Ring has partnered with Homeboy Electronics Recycling to offer a free and easy mail-in recycling option. Simply print a shipping label at no cost, package your device, and drop it off at your nearest FedEx store. For added convenience, you can send in other electronics for recycling too.

Recycle Your Device at an Electronics Store
National chains like Best Buy and local electronics stores in your area may accept electronics for recycling. Contact your local store or bestbuy.com for more details.

Check Recycling Information For Your State
Many states offer free electronics recycling. Visit your state’s website or call the phone number listed below for more information.

State Number Website
AL 334-271-7730 http://adem.alabama.gov
AK 907-269-7802 https://dec.alaska.gov/eh/solid-waste
AZ 602-771-2300 https://azdeq.gov
AR 501-682-0647 http://www.adeq.state.ar.us
CA 916-341-6269 https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov
CO 303-692-3337 http://www.colorado.gov
CT 860-424-3000 http://www.ct.gov
DE 302-739-5361 http://www.dswa.com
DC 202-673-6833 http://www.dpw.dc.gov
FL 850-245-8707 http://www.dep.state.fl.us
GA 800-436-7442 https://epd.georgia.gov/recycling-and-waste-reduction-resources
HI 808-586-4226 http://health.hawaii.gov
ID   Please contact your local Solid Waste Authority for disposal.
IL 217-782-3397 http://www.epa.illinois.gov
IN 800-988-7901 http://www.in.gov
IA 515-725-8137 http://www.iowadnr.gov
KS 785-296-1500 http://www.kansasrecycles.org
KY 502-564-0323 http://eee.ky.gov
LA 866-896-5337 http://www1.deq.louisiana.gov
ME 207-287-7688 http://www.maine.gov
MD 410-537-3000 http://www.mde.maryland.gov
MA 617-626-1000 http://www.mass.gov
MI 800-662-9278 http://www.michigan.gov
MN 800-657-3864 http://www.pca.state.mn.us/living-green/electronic-waste-and-recycling
MS 601-961-5171 http://www.mdeq.ms.gov
MO 800-361-4827 http://www.dnr.mo.gov
MT 406-444-2544 http://www.deq.mt.gov
NE 877-253-2603 http://deq.ne.gov
NV 800-597-5865 http://ndep.nv.gov
NH 603-271-3503 http://www.des.nh.gov
NJ 866-337-5669 http://state.nj.gov
NM 505-827-0197 http://www.env.nm.gov
NY 518-402-8706 http://www.dec.ny.gov
NC 877-623-6748 http://deq.nc.gov/
ND 701-328-5150 http://www.ndhealth.gov
OH 800-329-7518 http://epa.ohio.gov
OK 405-702-5118 http://www.deq.state.ok.us
OR 888-532-9253 http://www.oregon.gov
PA 800-346-4242 http://www.dep.pa.gov/business
PR 787-999-2200 http://www.drna.pr.gov/otrora-ads/
RI 401-222-6800 http://www.dem.ri.gov
SC 800-768-7348 http://www.scdhec.gov
SD 605-773-3153 http://denr.sd.gov/
TN 615-532-9265 http://www.tennessee.gov
TX 512-239-1000 http://www.tceq.texas.gov
UT 801-536-4400 http://www.deq.utah.gov
VT 855-632-9253 http://dec.vermont.gov
VA 804-698-4000 http://www.deq.virginia.gov
WA 800-732-9235 http://www.ecyclewashington.org
WV 304-926-0448 http://www.state.wv.us
WI 608-264-6001 http://www.dnr.wi.gov
WY 307-777-7937 http://deq.wyoming.gov

 

Thanks again for recycling your device!

The information in this article applies to US only. Please check your local jurisdiction for more information.

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