Recycling Programs - Japan

Battery Recycling

Lenovo participates in the rechargeable battery collection and recycling system organized by the JBRC (Secondary Rechargeable Battery Recycling promotion center of Japan) and sponsored by the Battery Association of Japan (BAJ). Lenovo pays into the system based on the number of machines it places on the market in Japan.

Consumers can return used batteries to recycling boxes located at major electronic product retail stores where rechargeable batteries are sold.

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.

Product Take-Back Program

Lenovo Japan Product Take Back Services has acquired a license from the Minister of Environment. For information on how to access the take back services, business customers should visit and private individual customers should visit Customers can also contact 0120-559-592 for service application.

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.