NOW:53045:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
63°
H ° L °
Clear | 0MPH

Electronics and Appliance Recycling

July 8, 2014

Waukesha, WI – Effective July 1, 2014, all Waukesha County municipal drop-off sites have a new vendor for residential electronics and appliance recycling. Due to this change, sites are no longer accepting coolant-type appliances (dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.). Waukesha County residents can view the most accurate information regarding items accepted and site details at www.waukeshcounty.gov/recycling and then click on Drop-off Sites.

Resident can always take electronics to one of these free retail outlets (call ahead for current policy and electronics accepted):
Retail Store Locations
Best Buy 19555 W Bluemound Rd., Brookfield
3270 Golf Rd, Suite 100, Delafield
N95 W15915 Richfield Way, Menomonee Falls

Goodwill 17295 W Capitol Dr., Brookfield
W178N9315 Water Tower Place, Menomonee Falls
S74 W17035 Janesville Rd., Muskego
3590 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin
1408 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc
2015 Meadow Lane, Pewaukee
1400 Nike Dr., Waukesha

Milwaukee PC 2722 Heritage Dr., Delafield
N91W17271 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls
2136 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha

Common electronics including computers, printers, TVs and cell phones are banned from Wisconsin landfills. Recycling electronics is mandated 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. Wisconsin has one of the highest collection rates in the nation averaging about 6.8 pounds of electronics recycled per capita with more than 400 registered electronics collection sites in 69 (out of 72) counties. In 2013, Waukesha County residents recycled over 580 tons of electronics.

###

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Elm Grove Police and Fire Departments respond to house fire 7/1

» Are you affected by the Milwaukee bus strike? Brookfield Now wants to hear from Gold Line commuters 7/1

» Brookfield water main break causes closure of Lilly Road 7/1

» Town of Brookfield denies two sign requests 7/1

» Brookfield and Elm Grove Police Report: July 2 7/1

» Five things to know about trains in Brookfield 6/30

» Town of Brookfield once again considers Poplar Creek proposal 6/30

» Ask Now: Fewer meetings? Same pay? 6/30

» Brookfield author's proceeds going to Wounded Warrior Project 6/30

» Sports Notes: July 2, 2015 6/29

» Brookfield's Krill wins boys 16 doubles Midwest Closed Junior Championship 6/29

» Rufer, Keane key Lancers' victory over Brookfield East 6/29

» Water main break closes Lilly Road 6/26

» Elm Grove library surveying residents on future 6/24

» Motion to dismiss for couple charged with locking daughter in basement denied 6/23

» Elm Grove police seek leads in robbery 6/23

» Brookfield's St. Dominic gearing up for annual Dominic Days festival 6/23

» Brookfield to host forum for new park 6/23

» 2015 4th of July events in suburban Milwaukee 6/22

» Sunset Playhouse offers free ticket for fathers 6/19

» Some officials still skeptical of Corridor 6/16

» Brookfield Academy's Head of School retires 6/16

» Kristin Olson to be Tonawanda Elementary's new principal in Elmbrook district 6/15

» Police hope to fill safety sessions 6/12

» Bay beats Brookfield East, 5-4, in shootout 6/11

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement