Waukesha County

Special One-Day Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event


A special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at Waukesha County Technical College located at 800 Main Street in Pewaukee.

State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and copper.  Many devices also contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and chemical flame retardants that need to be disposed of properly.  This collection assists residents to comply with State law and provides options for responsible recycling.

Items collected for a fee include TVs under 32” (flat screen and CRTs/ tube) will be $30 each. Tube TVs larger than 32” and projection style TVs will be $70. Cathode Ray Tube computer monitors will be $10 each, and paper for secure shredding will be $5 each banker box. Fees can be paid with cash. Additional items will be collected at no fee including computers, laptops, flat screen computer monitors, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, home goods, pre-shredded paper, and appliances including air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, microwaves, watercoolers, freezers, water heaters, washer/dryers, stoves, ovens/ranges, and dishwashers. No broken or de-manufactured television or computer units will be accepted. State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators.

These collection events are for household electronics and appliances only.  Businesses are required by Wisconsin law to recycle and there are several options to contract for these services listed on the County’s website, https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.

For a list of additional local businesses that accept TVs for recycling (for a fee) please visit the County’s website https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/landandparks/recycling/electronics/televisions/.

For more information, visit our website www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.