USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program (for Electronic Waste)

USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program Logo

With the knowledge gained from our own sustainability efforts, the Postal Service also is committed to assisting our customers in achieving their own green objectives.

The USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program is part of a branded suite of products and services that provide sustainability solutions and innovations to our customers. The Federal Recycling Program provides government agencies and their employees with the ability to securely and efficiently recycle unwanted electronic devices free of charge on a national level. Recycling programs help prevent e-waste from going to landfills, which can be dangerous to both the environment and to human health.

Sixteen federal agencies are currently enrolled, including the Postal Service. Federal agencies receive a Recycling Activity Report with data to assist them in meeting Executive Order 13514 sustainability requirements. Additionally, it has been recognized as an example of Federal Government Leading by Example under the National Strategy for Electronic Stewardship.

All federal agencies can enroll in the USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program to recycle unwanted electronic devices using the Postal Service network. This program makes it simple for federal agencies and their employees to properly dispose of items such as ink cartridges and obsolete or unwanted small electronics. All of the devices are shipped to a certified third-party recycling facility, which ensures they are either securely recycled or remanufactured for resale opportunities.

Besides providing employees and other agencies with the ability to simply, securely and cost-effectively recycle e-waste, the USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program also increases mail volume and postage revenue. For information about how federal agencies can participate, visit