E-cycling a post-holiday option

Wired Wisconsin is offering its E-Cycle Wisconsin program for those who received electronic gifts for the holidays and want to dispose of used electronics.


The electronic recycling program, which started in 2010, has collection sites in about 450 locations across the state. The recycled items are sold to recyclers and separated into recyclable parts.

A dated desktop computer and CRT monitor, for example, could yield about 15 pounds of glass, 14 pounds of plastic, 12 pounds of iron, eight pounds of aluminum, four pounds of copper, four pounds of lead and one pound of zinc.

E-Cycle has kept more than 123 million pounds of electronics out of Wisconsin landfills since 2010.

“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 of 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.”

A list of e-cycling sites is available here.

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