Electronic Recycling

Per Act  50, Wisconsin's  Electronics Recycling Law  signed by  Governor Doyle in October 2009, consumers are no longer able to dispose of many household electronic devices in landfills or incinerators. This includes computers and computer accessories, TV's, cell phones, VCR and DVD players, and other video display devices.  Most electronics contain some level of potentially harmful substances including lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, heavy metals, and chemical flame retardants. If landfilled or incinerated, these chemicals can enter groundwater, surface water, or the air where they pose a risk to human and environmental health. 

To recycle electronics, the following companies are registered collectors where discarded electronics may be taken to be recycled:

Jensen Environmental Management, Inc.: W144 S6347 College Ct., Muskego, WI 53150, 414-422-9169
Goodwill (no tube tv's): 6941 S. 27th St., Franklin, 414-304-1262
Best Buy: 4610 S. 76th St., Greenfield, 1-888-237-8289
Johns Disposal Services, 1-888-473-4701

Click here for more information and for a complete list of registered collectors.  NOTE:  Please be sure to call or visit the website of the registered E-cycle collector company before taking in any electronics for recycling, as some businesses have restrictions or fees on items they accept.  If a special pickup is needed, please call Johns Disposal Services, a registered collector for E-cycling in Wisconsin, at 1-888-473-4701 for pricing and to schedule a pick-up.  For further information, please call the Public Works Department at 414-425-2592.

E-Cycle Wisconsin
 
To Recycle Electronics Contact:
 
Johns Disposal Services
1-888-473-4701
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon

OR

Andrea Stormoen, Dept. of Public Works
414-425-2592 (M-F, 7-3:30 p.m.)
 

 

Related Links

Act 50, WI's Electronics Recycling Law
Registered E-Cycle Collectors