Product Recycling Service

Old electronic equipment contains hazardous chemicals that can be harmful to the environment when disposed in a landfill with trash. By recycling, the metals, plastics, and components found in an old computer will be broken down and reused to make new products. And, the environment is protected from any uncontrolled release of harmful chemicals. With recycling and resource circulation, an unusable product is given new value and new life to create opportunities for next economic development.

In supporting the concept of producer responsibility, we work with recyclers who could meet local environmental regulations and qualified by governments in ASUS primary markets, including Europe, North America, China, and India. In addition to the recycling service required by local governments, we set up voluntary takeback program with recyclers possess the capability to comply with high international electronics recycling standards, such as Responsible Recycling (R2) or e-Stewards Standards, to provide convenient and free recycling service so that consumers could recycle the devices more easily. Consumers can drop off the waste electronic products to designated spots for recycling, or contact customer service for retrieval.

In Taiwan where the headquarter locates, we continue the "Refurbished Computer and Digital Training Program" program. This year, in addition to cooperating with various government agencies to recover waste electronic products, we also provides recycling service at the ASUS Royal Service Center and 68 Shunfa 3C stores to increase the penetration rate of recycling service. The recycled products will be refurbished and then donated to domestic non-profit organizations for promotion of digital learning, or it will be properly recycled.

To get more information about the recycling service, please select the region you are in on the left menu.

To electronics recycling vendors: please contact ASUS for information regarding proper disassembly and handling of ASUS products.

Achievement in Products Recycling

Currently, ASUS recycling service covered about 70 % of its global business, with qualified local recyclers to help recycle e-waste. In 2018, the weight of the waste electronic products was 10,302 tons, and the recycling rate was 14.65% of the product weights sold worldwide of the year.
ASUS announced an ambitious new target of recycling 15 % of its global electronic waste (e-waste) by the year 2020 and aims to raise the ratio to 20% by 2025.

2018 Recycling Event

In response to the UN's efforts to increase the environmental awareness and environmental protection initiatives of global residents, ASUS' old-trade-in-for-new program has been launched in various regions around the world. Product lines covered mobile phones, notebook computers, and the recycling events of old electronic products. The events held in Spain, Italy, China, and Brazil are supported by customers. Through the partnership with the sales and service channels, communities, and recycling service providers, we established a recycling mechanism and raise public awareness of the environment, working together to protect the environment. Please visit the link for more information about this event.

ASUS Recycling Audit

In addition to the partnership with qualified recyclers to ensure that electronic wastes are adequately handled, ASUS also applies more stringent requirements from the United States EPA Plug-In to eCycling Guidelines, e-Stewards, REUSE & RECYCLING (R2), and European LABel of Excellence (WEEELABEX) in the Tier 1 annual recycler audits, tracking the flow of waste to ensure our partners comply with ASUS' electronic waste recycling management guidelines. ASUS recycling audit guidelines cover 8 dimensions: