Barnes & Noble recommends the recycling of e-waste -- electronic equipment that is nearing the end of its useful life. Recycling promotes resource conservation and reduces potential impacts to the environment.

Several states currently mandate the recycling of certain electronic devices, including eReaders. In some states, Barnes & Noble participates in an electronic recycling take-back program managed by the Electronics Manufacturer's Recycling Management Company, LLC, (MRM). In certain other states, Barnes & Noble participates in the recycling program run by that state agency.

Information on how to recycle your NOOK devices in these states is available at the individual State-specific links below.

If your state is not listed above, please check with your local municipality for recycling options.

We recommend that you remove all personal data from your device before recycling.

To erase and deregister your NOOK, do this:

  1. Tap the Erase & Deregister Device menu choice on the Device Info screen.
    Your NOOK displays a page for erasing and deregistering your device.
  2. Tap the button labeled Erase & Deregister Device.
    A dialog box appears, asking you to confirm that you want to reset your NOOK.
  3. Tap the button labeled Reset NOOK.
    Your NOOK displays a message saying it is deregistering itself. Once your NOOK has deregistered itself, it displays a message saying that it is clearing data. Once data has been cleared off the device, your NOOK reboots itself.

Refer to your User Guide or call 1-800-THE BOOK for instructions and support.