The chance to recycle old or broken personal electronics is fast approaching at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus.
Electronic waste will be collected from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 at the Campus Services Building parking lot 39 at 650 Witzel Ave., Oshkosh.
Bins will be available for convenient drop off of e-waste near the entrance of the Campus Services Building.
Accepted Items Include:
Cell phones, electrical cords and cables – power cords (cut off appliances), VGA cords, CAT-5 cables, desktop computer towers (CPUs), keyboards, mice, laptops, Chromebooks, hard drives/memory or RAM/boards, modems, servers, network switches, DVRs/cable boxes, game consoles
Items NOT Accepted, but should still be recycled:
Computer monitors (CRT and flat), TVs, light bulbs, *rechargeable batteries, **alkaline and other disposable batteries, dehumidifiers, small and large household Appliances, CDs, DVD players/VCRs, fax machines, computer speakers, digital clocks, digital cameras, digital watches, boombox stereos, headphones/earphones, GPS devices, printers, scanners, chargers (of all kinds), MP3 players
For more info on how to recycle these items use this website from the WI DNR
Additional resource: Outagamie County Recycling material searchAll recycling for Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties is processed at the Outagamie County facility, so UWO follows their rules and policies.
*Lithium batteries, small rechargeable batteries, nickel-cadmium, the small round batteries (for a watch) should be recycled. They should be stored so that the terminals do not touch (small batteries tape over the terminals) .
**Regular alkaline batteries, dry-cell are permitted to be landfilled by the DNR.Questions? Contact Brad Spanbauer (email@example.com) and Troy Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org)