E-Cycle Wisconsin to recycle old electronics during the holidays

Wired Wisconsin, a nonprofit coalition of businesses and organizations focused on enhancing technology throughout the state, is promoting the E-Cycle Wisconsin program this holiday season as a reminder to residents of the importance of recycling old electronics.

“After all of the holiday gift giving is complete, consumers often find that they have unwanted or old electronics to dispose of,” said Thad Nation, executive director of Wired Wisconsin. “It’s important that Wisconsin consumers understand the proper methods for recycling these devices. By taking our old electronics to an e-cycling center, we can keep our communities safe from hazardous materials, reduce waste and support local job growth.”

E-Cycle Wisconsin, created in 2010, has organized 400 collection sites in Wisconsin where consumers can bring electronics they no longer need. The items are then sold to recyclers and broken down for their recyclable parts.

“Electronics have become one of the most popular gifts to give during the holidays,” Nation said. “Unwanted or obsolete electronics still do have some value to them if they are recycled properly.”

Since 2010, E-Cycle Wisconsin has saved almost 100 million pounds of electronics from landfills. For more information about collection site locations, click here

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