Details About the Law
After September 1, 2010, all Wisconsin residents must abide by the Wisconsin Electronics Recycling Law. Wisconsin residents are prohibited from disposing of specified electronics in landfills or incinerators. While a fee may still be imposed by collectors or recyclers for the recycling of the electronic device, this law was designed to make recycling easier and more convenient statewide.
A full list of manufacturers already signed onto the program as well as electronic devices covered under this law is available at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources WDNR website.
The following will be banned from collection starting August 30, 2010:
- Cell Phones
- Computer Monitors
- Computers (Desktop, Laptop, Netbook and Tablet Computers)
- Desktop Printers (Including Those That Scan, Fax and/or Copy)
- DVD Players, VCRS and Other Video Players (i.e., DVRS)
- Fax Machines
- Other Computer Accessories (Including Keyboards, Mice, Speakers, External Hard Drives and Flash Drives)
Facilities Accepting Electronics for Disposal
Many retailers in Wisconsin already collect electronics for proper disposal. In the Green Bay/Brown County area a variety of options already exists. See the following list for facilities in Green Bay that accepts electronics for recycling. As a note, some of these collectors may charge a fee for some or all of the types of electronics accepted under this program.
- Best Buy: 825 Pilgrim Way, phone: 920-494-2950
- Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility: 2561 South Broadway, Green Bay, phone: 920-492-4950
- Cyber Works: 844 Willard Drive Number 5, phone: 920-497-2667
- Lamp Recyclers Inc.: 3055 Holmgren Way, phone: 920-403-1166
- Milwaukee PC: 1683 East Mason Street, phone: 920-465-4430
- Norsec Computer Recyclers: 809 Prosper Street, De Pere, phone: 920-660-8181
This prohibition is imposed on any person, business or entity in Wisconsin. This is a statewide ban no matter the origination of the devices households, schools, businesses, governments and institutions included.
More information in regards to E-Cycle Wisconsin visit: Electronics Recycling in Wisconsin page.
For more information on Electronic recycling, see the Tri-County Recycle Guide 2016 (PDF).