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Let us recycle your old technology securely, safely & responsibly!

TradeWinds has launched a drop-off and pick-up eRecycling Service for Northwest Indiana. We are dedicated to not only providing training and employment for individuals with disabilities within our community, but to providing a convenient, affordable and safe resource to keep obsolete and discarded electronic items out of Indiana landfills. Please contact us regarding all your eRecycling needs.

We now recycle these items:

  • Cellphones/smartphones
  • Computers and peripherals (i.e. cords, keyboards, mice)
  • DVD players (including gaming systems)
  • Household appliances (small)
  • Household batteries
  • Laptops/tablets
  • Miscellaneous electronics (i.e. cameras, digital photo frames, e-readers, GPS navigation systems, iPods, MP3 players and portable games)
  • Miscellaneous office equipment (i.e. copy machines*, fax machines and telephone systems)
  • Monitors*
  • Printers*
  • Servers, routers, hubs, cable boxes
  • Stereo and audio components
  • Televisions*
  • VCRs
  • Video cameras
  • * Recycling fees apply

Drop Off Location: 3201 E. 83rd Place, Merrillville, IN 46310

Convenient drop off and pick up options – just show up or give us a call, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, (219) 945-0100.

Electronics Recycling at TradeWinds offers:

Convenient Drop Off: Bring your items to us and save the transportation fee – we’re open Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Fees apply to the listed items whether dropped off or picked up by TradeWinds. *Recycling fee of $10 per TV, CRT monitor or printer, $25 per copy machine (quantity discounts available).

Collection Service: Schedule a convenient time, then our crew will load and transport your items in our truck. *Transportation fee starts at $10 for up to 30 miles, plus $5 per each additional 10 miles (government discount available).

Secure Data Destruction: We follow the strictest and most secure processes for transportation, destruction and certification. This guarantees an unbroken chain of custody for devices that could contain sensitive data. There is no charge for secure data destruction. *Upon request for a “Certificate of Secure Hard Drive Destruction,” a fee of $5 will be charged for all computers donated at one time.

On-Site Hard Drive Shredding: Secure destruction of hard drives prior to transport is available upon request.

IT Asset Disposition: TradeWinds will thoroughly test every device other than computers to determine if it meets strict standards for reuse. When reuse value is determined, TradeWinds will repurpose the item.

Our Mission

Serving people with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential.


Established in the 1940s as the Lake County Association for Crippled Children to provide speech, hearing and therapy services for, TradeWinds has helped more than 15,000 people with special needs achieve greater independence, dignity and personal freedom. We are defined by a strong foundation of people, from the children and adults we serve to the men and women who champion our cause. TradeWinds currently serves nearly 900 individuals and their families in Northwest Indiana.

Other Services Offered to Individuals with Disabilities

We offer:

  • Day Programs for Youth & Adults
  • Supported Living & Group Homes
  • Pre-Vocational Training
  • Community Job Placement
  • Computer Recycling
  • Package & Assembly
  • Deaf Services
  • Respite Care
  • Sign Shop

For more information about our services, visit or call (219) 945-0100.


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  • Day Programs for Youth & Adults
  • Supported Living & Group Homes
  • Pre-Vocational Training
  • Community Job Placement
  • Computer Recycling
  • Package & Assembly
  • Deaf Services
  • Respite Care
  • Sign Shop

Contact Information

Point of Contact:
Helen S. Rutkowski
(219)945-0100 ext 226
3198 E. 83rd Place
Merrillville, IN 46410

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