Recycling Programs - India

WEEE Marking Notice

The WEEE marking on Lenovo products applies to all countries with WEEE and e-waste regulations (e.g., European Directive 2002/96/EC, India E-Waste Management & Handling Rules, 2011). Appliances are labeled in accordance with local regulations concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). These regulations determine the framework for the return and recycling of used appliances as applicable within each geography. This label is applied to various products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather put in the established collective systems for reclaiming these end of life products.

All Lenovo products sold in India comply with RoHS requirements as per India E-waste management and handling rules 2011.

India E-Waste management and Handling Rules, 2011, Compliance Update

Lenovo has partnered with Sims Recycling Solutions India Pvt Ltd to comply with the new India E-Waste management and Handling Rules in providing drop-off centers and environmentally sound management of end of life electronics. Sims India has obtained authorizations from the appropriate governmental agency for their processing facilities. Currently, Lenovo has audited and approved the Sims Chennai facility and processes to Lenovo’s global standards and will be used to receive and recycle initial customer returned equipment, including Lenovo smartphones, tablets, notebooks, monitors, desktops, and related PC products and LenovoEMC and Iomega branded Network Attached Storage Devices. Lenovo is in the process of auditing two additional Sims facilities which will be used in the near future to provide improved logistics.

  • Supported Locations  Sims India provides 1491 points of presense throughout India.  Customers should view the following file to identify the center closet to their location. Click here for the locations.
  • Customer Access Information: To access one of the above services please use one of the following methods:
    1. Call the following toll free number (1-800-425-7770) from Monday to Friday between 10 am to 5:30 PM.
    2. Send an email to requesting a product submission form.

PC Recycling Service

In advance of the new E-waste regulation, Lenovo India offered a voluntary PC Recycling Service for collecting and recycling end of life Lenovo branded products from private households (consumers) and business customers.

During the calendar year 2011, this program collected and recycled 2.12 metric tons of customer returned equipment.  Lenovo India also recycled 143 metric tons of Lenovo owned equipment (e.g., employee replaced equipment, channel returns) during calendar year 2010 and 30 metric tons in 2011.

Battery Recycling Service

Lenovo offers free battery recycling for used Lenovo notebook batteries. Please contact to initiate a battery recycling request.

Lenovo Asset Recovery Services

Lenovo offers Asset Recovery Services (ARS) to business customers to help manage their end-of-life technology equipment by providing PC take-back, data destruction, refurbishment and recycling. Lenovo also offers additional services including inventory, value assessment, on-site de-installation and data encryption. This service gives customers an end-to-end solution from Lenovo from the point of computer purchase to take-back and disposal. Lenovo's expertise in managing the end-of-life computers can help customers eliminate the time and expense of managing the disposal of surplus or replaced equipment themselves. Additionally upon request, Lenovo can facilitate donation of the old computers or can help customers receive cash back for them.

Businesses interested in using these services should contact their local Lenovo Sales Representative. For more information on Lenovo Asset Recovery Services (ARS) please click here.