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Electronics Recycling in Wisconsin

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7/23/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: 

Badger Bounce Back Phase 2

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As state agencies continue operations, please understand that most of our staff are continuing to telework and may have limited access to files and delayed online connectivity. The department is following the Badger Bounce Back [exit DNR] plan's phased approach to the resumption of activities that have been delayed or put on hold due to Safer at Home.

Now that the department has entered phase 2 of the plan, programs will continue the transition back to field work – including compliance inspections – that began in phase 1. In most cases, staff will continue to schedule pre-inspection calls with facilities to gather some of the information that would previously have been collected while on-site. These advance calls will also be used to discuss safety protocols for on-site visits that may be needed to complete all aspects of a compliance assessment.

Staff will keep their voicemails and out-of-office messages up to date and will respond as they are able.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 information webpage. For program-specific information, please search keyword "COVID19."

TVs, laptops, cellphones and other electronics contain valuable materials that can be recovered through responsible recycling. Electronics also contain hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury, that can harm human health and pollute the environment if not properly managed. Wisconsin’s electronics recycling law keeps millions of devices out of landfills and incinerators and creates recycling opportunities for state residents.

Find an electronics collection site or free mail-back program

How to recycle electronics

E-Cycle Wisconsin

Info about the statewide, manufacturer-funded program that recycles electronics used in homes and schools

Info for businesses handling used electronics

Regulations and best management practices for those who collect, store, transport, recycle or refurbish electronics

Outreach resources

Publication ordering, newsletter templates, PSAs and other free resources for educating customers and residents

Recycling batteries

Recommendations and requirements for safe management of used batteries

Electronics manufacturers

Requirements for manufacturers of covered electronic devices
Electronics manufacturers

E-Cycle Wisconsin collectors

Registration and compliance information for collection sites
E-Cycle Wisconsin collectors

E-Cycle Wisconsin recyclers

Registration and compliance information for recyclers
E-Cycle Wisconsin recyclers

Subscribe to Electronics Recycling Updates

DNR’s electronics recycling email newsletter
Subscribe to Electronics Recycling Updates