How To Recycle Blenders?

Blenders are recyclable. But, this home appliance belongs to e-waste and can’t be thrown out with regular waste, which makes blender recycling somewhat more complex.

Here’s everything you should know about how to recycle a blender, including where to do it.


Why Should You Recycle Blenders?

You should recycle blenders because of environmental reasons:

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Take long to decompose - Blenders aren’t biodegradable, which means microbes can’t break them down. Decomposition takes a long time, which harms the environment.

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Microplastics - Once blenders finally break down, they leave behind microplastics in the soil. Microplastics are environmentally harmful substances.

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Less mining - Blenders are largely made of steel and plastic. These can be reused to make new home appliances, which means less need to mind for new materials.

You should recycle blenders for financial reasons:

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Less money spent on new materials - Recyclers can collect large amounts of aluminum from blenders, which means less money is needed for obtaining new materials.

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Avoid fines - Many states have laws for the disposal of e-waste, which includes blenders. It’s illegal in some states to throw blenders with regular trash, and you may pay fines.

What Materials Can You Retrieve From Blenders?

These materials can be retrieved from blenders:

Parts Retrieved Materials Through Recycling
Lid Plastic and rubber
Blade Stainless steel for
Mixing rod Stainless steel or plastic
Container Polycarbonate (a type of plastic) or glass
Container cushion Rubber or plastic
Casing, on/off switch, speed control button, pulse switch Plastic

Overall, plastic, metal, and glass are most commonly retrieved from blenders.

How to Recycle Blenders?


E-Waste Recyclers

Many cities have an authorized recycling center where you can drop off your e-waste appliances to be recycled. This is the best recycling option, as these centers are authorized and have the necessary knowledge and equipment to recycle e-waste. It’s also a great option if your blender is in working condition and can be reused because e-waste recyclers can obtain materials and parts which can be used to manufacture new items.


Municipal Waste Management

Some communities in the US have municipal waste management that accepts e-waste. However, most local waste management services don’t accept e-waste, which means you can’t drop your blender with regular recycling. It’s best to contact your local waste management service and check if they recycle blenders.



Another option for blender recycling is to check with blender retailers if they accept blenders for recycling. Some national chains that accept home appliances include Best Buy, Home Depot, Walmart, and others. To find a retailer that recycles home appliances near you, just google “blender recycling near me.”



You can donate your blender to a thrift store or charity if it’s still in working condition. This can extend the blender’s life and prevent it from ending up in landfills. You can donate your blender to a school or community center if it works. These usually have limited budgets for buying supplies, and they’ll be happy to accept your blender. You can also donate through online platforms, such as Craiglist or Marketplace, even if your blender isn’t working. Someone can use it for parts or knows how to fix it.

Where to Recycle Blenders?

One of the most common questions people have is, “Where to recycle a blender near me?” Here’s the answer, no matter where in the US you live.

Drop-off Recycling (for Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area)

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can drop off your blender at our Burlingame EcoCenter. We accept all kinds of electronic items for recycling, some of which are free of charge, while others aren’t.

Note: We charge $1.00 per lb for blender recycling.

You can stop by our recycling center in your spare time, and our employees will weigh your blender. You can pay using a contactless chip reader, and we’ll recycle your blender.

Pickups (for Businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area)

If you’re a business in the SF Bay Area, you can contact us and schedule a collection of all e-waste items you want to be recycled. Contact our Business Pickup Service and schedule a pickup.

Here’s how it works:

  • Gather all electronic items you want to be recycled.
  • Take a picture of your e-waste and email it to us. Our employee will give you a quote.
  • Confirm the pickup time, and our crew will come and pick up all the items.
  • We’ll weigh the e-waste and send you an invoice.

Note: Make sure to leave blenders and other items for recycling in an easy-to-access area without staircases.

Mail-in Recycling (US-Wide Service)

If you don’t live in the SF Bay Area, we’ve got you covered. You can use our mail-in recycling option and send us your blender via mail.

Here’s how the mail-in service works:

  • Fill in the mail-in form and weigh in the blender.
  • Pay the recycling fee online.
  • Choose the shipping company you like and send us the blender.
  • We’ll notify you when we receive the package.

Green Directory (US-Wide Service)

Our Green Directory is a one-stop service for all your recycling needs. You can use it to find recycling centers all over the US.

Here’s how Green Directory works:

  • Enter blender in the search for bar
  • Put in your zip code
  • Hit search

You’ll get a list of all recycling businesses that recycle blenders in your area. Pick one you like best and drop off your blender to be recycled. This is a great environmentally-friendly option — you won’t create huge emissions by sending the blender across the country.

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