Electronics Collection

Due to Covid-19 precautions, we are allowing one customer in the office at a time. If someone is ahead of you, then you may need to wait outside until it is your turn. Use of a face covering is strongly encouraged. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance. Please do not visit the if you are sick and experiencing symptoms.

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.


  • 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. Microwaves are accepted.
  • 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


  • Televisions and Monitors
    • Flat Panels with a screen less than 27 inches -  $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 greater than 24 inches and less than or equal to 36 inches - $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
    • Microwaves - $10.00 each
  • Lighting
    • 4 foot fluorescent bulbs - $0.45 each
    • 8 foot fluorescent bulbs - $0.55 each
    • Compact fluorescent bulbs - $0.45 each
    • Incandescent, flood and spot lights - $0.35 each
    • High intensity discharge lights including sodium, metal halide and mercury vapor lights - $1.40 each
    • Fluorescent light fixtures (without bulbs) - $9.00 each
    • LED bulbs - $2.80 each
    • Neon and UV lighting (based on market pricing) - must call ahead
    • String lights/holiday lights (no lighted holiday decorations) - free
    • Ballasts (non-PCB) - $0.55 per pound
    • Ballasts (PCB or unmarked) - $1.00 per pound
    • Capacitors (non-PCB) - $1.00 per pound
    • Capacitors (PCB or unmarked) - $4.65 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 - $1.25 per pound
    • Alkaline - $1.25 per pound
    • Button batteries, all types - $1.25 per pound
    • Mixed chemistry batteries - $1.75 per pound