Electronics Collection

Computers, electronics, batteries, and light bulbs are accepted at the Manitowoc County Recycling Center Main Office. There is a fee to recycle most electronics. Recycling electronics is important because they can contain materials that are a health hazard. They can also contain many recyclable materials. Certain electronics have been banned from landfill disposal in Wisconsin since 2010, including televisions and computers.

Guidelines
  • Bring unwanted electronics to the Recycling Center Main Office during the listed hours
  • Do not break the items being brought in for recycling.  This includes purposefully dismantled or scrapped items
  • Recycling staff reserve the right to refuse any item that may present a health risk
  • Recycling center staff may access higher fees for any broken or scrapped item that will result in a higher cost to manage 
  • Large loads of electronics should call ahead and schedule a time
  • Freon containing items are not accepted.  This includes refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.
  • Oil and gas containing items are not accepted.  This includes certain heaters and combustion engines.
  • Large "white goods" are not accepted.  This includes washers, driers, and furnaces.
  • All screens are measured diagonally across the exposed viewing surface
  • Large amounts of fluorescent bulbs should be packaged in the box they came in or a similar box. Otherwise tape into manageable bundles using a quick release tape like masking or painter's tape. Do NOT use duct tape. 
  • Please call 920-683-4333 if you have questions about a particular item
Fees
  • Televisions and Monitors
    • Flat Panels with a screen less than 27inches -  $10.00 each
    • Flat Panels with a screen 27 inches or more - $20.00 each
    • CRTs with a screen 24 inches or less - $15.00 each
    • CRTs and projections televisions with a screen 24 inches or less - $25.00 each
    • CRTs and projections televisions with a screen greater than 36 inches - $35.00 each
  • Computers
    • Laptops and tablets - $0.25 per pound
    • Computer processors - $10.00 each
    • Computer Monitors - See television and monitors pricing
    • Computer processor/monitor units - See television and monitors pricing
    • Printers, scanners and other computer peripherals - $0.25 per pound
    • Inkjet and LaserJet cartridges - free
  • Phones
    • Cell phones and mobile phones - free
    • Home, office phones - $0.25 per pound
    • Answering machines - $0.25 per pound
    • Fax machines - $0.25 per pound
  • Other Electronics
    • Audio/video equipment (VCRs, DVD players, media) - $0.25 per pound
    • Cameras - $0.25 per pound
    • Household appliances (toasters, coffee makers, etc) - $0.25 per pound
  • Lighting
    • 4 foot fluorescent bulbs - $0.40 each
    • 8 foot fluorescent bulbs - $0.50 each
    • Compact fluorescent bulbs - $0.40 each
    • Incandescent, flood and spot lights - $0.30 each
    • High intensity discharge lights including sodium, metal halide and mercury vapor lights - $1.35 each
    • LED bulbs - $2.60 each
    • Neon bulbs - call for pricing
    • String lights/holiday lights (no lighted holiday decorations) - free
    • Ballasts (non-PCB) - $0.55 per pound
    • Ballasts (PCB or unmarked) - $0.93 per pound
    • Capacitors (non-PCB) - $0.95 per pound
    • Capacitors (PCB or unmarked) - $4.40 per pound
  • Batteries
    • Lead acid, sealed or wet cell - free
    • Nickel Metal Hydride - free
    • Nickel-cadmium - free
    • Rechargeable alkaline - free
    • Lithium Ion - free
    • Lithium primary - $1.20 per pound
    • Alkaline - $1.20 per pound
    • Button batteries, all types - $1.20 per pound
    • Mixed chemistry batteries - $1.75 per pound