Electronics Recycling Information

Wisconsin became the 19th state to pass a law mandating the recycling of electronic waste. The USEPA estimates that over one million tons of used electronics are being land filled each year. The new State law bans landfill disposal or incineration of certain electronics after September 1, 2010, and requires manufacturers to recycle certain electronics, including computers, TVs and printers, from Wisconsin households.

Electronics Waste Law


The Electronics Waste Law means Whitefish Bay Garbage Collectors can no longer collect computers, computer peripherals, televisions and other video display devices, fax machines, VCR’s, DVD players, printers, and/or phones with video display (cell phones).

A number of options are available to you. The WDNR's website provides a listing of e-waste collectors and recyclers registered in Wisconsin. It is recommended that you contact the collector before taking electronics to a site to verify what they accept and costs involved.

Also, you should consider issues such as destruction of sensitive information before recycling old computers.

In addition to retailers and private recyclers, other options are available for disposal:
  • Annual “Green Day in The Bay” electronics collection day typically occurring the Saturday following “Earth Day” in late April. Refer to the village website for more information.