Just a few years ago, the idea of requesting a ride at the tap of a button seemed impossible, yet today Uber is available in more than 400 cities around the world. From entertainment to healthcare to mobility, rapid innovation in technology is improving our daily lives.

Keeping up with the latest developments in technology means we often gain a growing collection of retired phones, outdated laptops and old gadgets that we don’t know what to do with. In 2014 alone, 41.8 million tonnes* of e-waste containing toxins harmful to our health and environment were thrown away.

This Thursday, April 21, one day before Earth Day in Geneva, we’re helping you safely get rid of and recycle those cell phones, video game systems, and computers you no longer use – and keep them out of landfills.



  • Open or download the Uber app
  • Request an ‘UberRECYCLE’ from 10:00 to 14:00 in Geneva 
  • If an ‘UberRECYCLE’ is available, a partner-driver will head your way to pick up your items



  • Recycling your technology is totally FREE
  • Some items may require extra preparation before donation, we won’t be responsible for data left on any donated equipment. Please remember to remove personal data from hard drives or other storage media before having them picked up by Uber

*According to United Nations University report The Global E-waste Monitor 2014: Quantities, Flows and Resources