All fluorescent light bulbs should be recycled because they contain a small amount of mercury. Some municipalities offer fluorescent light bulb collections and most household hazardous waste programs will accept them. Additionally, the following company accepts fluorescent light bulbs. AAA Environmental Industries, Inc., 3240 West Elm Road, Franklin, WI, (414) 761-9421. There is a charge. Mail-In LampTracker with Waste Management., Learn how to recycle florescent light bulbs through a mail-in program at www.wmlamptracker.com/v2/index.cfm
Electronics account for 1-4% of municipal waste, but are responsible for approximately 70% of toxic waste found in landfills. Wisconsin state law established the E-Cycle Wisconsin program to collect and recycle certain electronic devices. The law bans certain electronics from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators after September 1, 2010. The law established registered collection sites where consumers can drop unwanted electronics which are sold to recyclers for their component recyclable parts.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) is material generated from electronic devices. It is highly toxic to humans, plants, animals, and contaminates water, air and soil.
Find a registered E-Cycle Collection Site on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website, wisconsindnr.shinyapps.io/EcycleCollectorSite/
General electric devices such as televisions, computers, monitors, fax machines, DVD players, and other pieces may be dropped off at:
Asset Recyclers, LLC, www.arecyclers.com, 2811 Carlisle Ave, Racine, 262-898-4720. Drop off Monday – Friday, 9am to 3pm.
Best Buy, www.bestbuy.com, search for the word "recycling." Best Buy accepts a wide range of electronics for recycling, regardless of where they are bought. Exceptions include console TVs of any size, tube TVs and monitors larger than 32 inches and electronics containing refrigerants.
Goodwill Industries, www.amazinggoodwill.com
Habitat ReStore, 2302 DeKoven Avenue, Racine, 262-898-2929
Miller Electronics Recycling (www.deadcomputers.com) 7760 South 6th Street, Oak Creek. Drop off available between 9 am and 3 pm business days. Please call first 414-541-1716. Accepts anything electronic including televisions.
Universal Recycling Technologies, 625 52nd Street, Kenosha, (City of Kenosha Department of Public Works), 653-4050
Village of Pleasant Prairie, 8600 Green Bay Road, Kenosha,
925-6700, Village of Pleasant Prairie residents only.
Waste Management, LampTracker Mail-In Electronics Recycling Program. Learn more at www.wmlamptracker.com/v2/recycling_scrap.cfm
Chase Bank, 7510 197th Avenue, Bristol, 262-857-3828
Kenosha County Human Services, Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th Street, Bristol, 262-857-1962
Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, 1000 55th Street, Kenosha, 262-605-5100
Miller Electronics Recycling, 7760 South 6th Street, Oak Creek, 414-541-1716
Parcel and Business Solutions, 8032 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, 262-654-8000
R/C Electronics, 8322 Antioch Road, Salem, 262-843-4262
Racine County Sheriff’s Department, 717 Wisconsin Avenue, Racine, 262-636-3211
Salem Community Library, 24615 89th Street, Salem
Salvation Army, 3116 75th Street, Kenosha, 262-564-0286
Salvation Army, 2122 Douglas Avenue, Racine, 262-619-1742
Sony Outlet, 11601 – 108th Street, Suite 575, Pleasant Prairie, 262-857-9613
US Cellular, 5836 75th Street, Kenosha, 262-697-7480
US Cellular, 6100 Washington Avenue, Racine, 262-884-7000
Verizon Wireless, 6035 Durand Avenue, Racine, 262-598-0585
Verizon Wireless, 9780 76th Street, Pleasant Prairie, 262-697-8533
Verizon Wireless, 6430 Green Bay Rd #102, Racine, 262-653-0838
Goodwill Store & Donation Centers accept computer and computer-related accessories. Donors are responsible for removing all data before donating computers. They may be dropped off at the Kenosha Goodwill Store, 6100 75th Street, Kenosha, 948-8070, Monday thru Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 8pm, and Sundays 10am to 7pm
Independence 1st, 540 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, 414-291-7520, www.independencefirst.org. Computers are recycled and donated to people with disabilities.
Miller Electronics Recycling (www.deadcomputers.com) 7760 South 6th Street, Oak Creek. Drop off available between 9 am and 3 pm business days. Please call first 414-541-1716
Milwaukee PC, 5737 75th Street, Kenosha, 942-8190
Radio Shack Stores. Accepts most electronics equipment through a trade-in program. If the item has no trade-in value it will be responsibly recycled for free.
Regency Mall, 5538 Durand Avenue, Racine
S.E. Wisconsin Computer Recycling, 23026 West Overson Road, Union Grove, 262-498-1356. Recycles all computer related equipment including fax machines. Free pick up for large quantities of computers and equipment and other types of electronics. No TVs. Call first.
Tech Corps (www.tcw.org) 2051 Lathrop Avenue, Racine,
262-619-0931, Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 6pm and Saturday, 9am – 3pm. Call for pricing and accepted products.
TLC Computer Services, 115 Wittig Court, Williams Bay,
262-245-0871, firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepts computers, parts and computer related items.
Salvation Army, 2122 Douglas Avenue, Racine, 262-619-1742, must be in working order.
There are a variety of options for recycling ink cartridges: Many schools and non-profits raise funds by collecting ink cartridges.
The following locations accept ink cartridges for recycling:
Goodwill, 6100 75th Street, Kenosha, 262-948-8070, inkjet and toner cartridges
Office Max, 2301 Green Bay Road, Racine, 262-638-5520, inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges, except Epson
Office Max, 6820 Green Bay Road, Kenosha, 262-942-9530 inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges, except Epson
Parcel and Business Solutions, 8032 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, 262-654-8000, inkjet and toner cartridges
Walgreens, 25401 75th Street, Salem, 262-843-1550, inkjet cartridges