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Electronics Recycling Growing in State

26 Dec News

As people replace their televisions and other electronics this holiday season, residents have more options than ever to recycle their old electronics.

The Department of Natural Resources released new data showing Wisconsin residents now have 450 permanent electronic collection sites. This is in addition to the various special collection events throughout the year.

The collections are the result of a 2010 law that banned many of these devices from landfills and created the E-Cycle program. Sites registered with E-Cycle Wisconsin offer free or low-cost recycling options for households and schools.

In the past 4 years of the program 123 million pounds of electronics have been sent to recyclers.

A recent DNR survey found that, despite the number of electronics collection points and Wisconsin’s high rate of recycling, many people still don’t know where to take their electronics for recycling.

Search for E-Cycle Wisconsin on the DNR website to view the program’s annual report, along with a list of registered electronics collection sites by county.