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.
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.
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.
Thanks again for recycling your device!
The information in this article applies to US only. Please check your local jurisdiction for more information.