Wisconsin law prohibits the disposal of various electronic devices such as computers, monitors, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players and cell phones in Wisconsin landfills. The program called E-Cycle Wisconsin is administered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and establishes a system for electronics from households and public schools to be collected and recycled. Many electronics contain harmful materials that pollute the environment and can cause serious health problems. In addition, electronics contain valuable, reusable materials like glass, metal and plastic that can be recycled for new products.
Since this law took effect it has become increasingly difficult to properly dispose of the banned items. As a result the West Allis Department of Public Works will begin a PILOT program to accept electronics beginning Monday, July 6, 2015. For certain items, such as projection or console televisions and computer monitors, there will be a $20 fee. All other electronics will be accepted at no charge. For a complete list of accepted items or more information see West Allis Sanitation Section website.
For a full list of collection sites see the DNR’s website or call the Recycling Office at (414) 302-8831 or the Sanitation and Street Division at (414) 302-8800 weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.
You can also find recyclers in your neighborhood through the interactive map.