Electronic Waste

All Electronics must be recycled and are banned from being landfilled per Agency Policy. The Agency offers electronics recycling at the Regional Collection Center (RCC).

What Is Accepted for Recycling

TV RecyclingThe following Electronics are accepted for recycling for a $15 fee:

  • Computer monitors (CRT & LCD)
  • Televisions (CRT, LCD, Projection, Console & Plasma)
  • Laptops (PC, Mac, Chromebook, Surface)

The following are some of the common electronics which are accepted for recycling at no cost:

  • Computer Towers
  • Computer Peripherals (Keyboard, Mouse, Printer, Scanner, etc)
  • Computer Cables 
  • Cell phones
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/VHS players
  • Stereo Receivers, Speakers, Components & Cables 
  • Holiday lights
  • Small Kitchen appliances (Mixers, Coffee Makers, Toasters, etc)

What Happens to Recycled Electronics

All recycled electronics are processed at a secure demanufacturing facility by our partner, Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations. The Agency recycles electronics because of the hazardous materials contained in the electronics - lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel, chromium, lithium, and PCBs, among others. Electronics also contain many materials made from natural resources, some of which are not renewable and will be depleted over time. By recycling electronics, those valuable natural resources are used to make new products, water pollution is reduced, and energy is saved in the extraction and manufacturing processes.

Appointments

The Agency is currently accepting Household Electronics at the Regional Collection Center by appointment only on select dates and times. To schedule an appointment, visit our reservations website.

Businesses must email or call (563) 557-8220 ext 1 to set up appointments for business electronics. 

Drop Off Procedure

The drop-off will be self-service and staff will be unable to assist with the unloading of the items, so please ensure you are able to unload all items safely without assistance. 

Payment for TVs, monitors, and laptops ($15 each) will still be handled at the scale house prior to dropping off the items. 

Other Recycling Options

Your community may offer special collection services for electronic items. Check with your Public Works Department or City Clerk for more information.