Opportunity to recycle household, personal electronic waste at UWO Oshkosh campus

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 (spanbauerb@uwosh.edu) and Troy Hart (hartt@uwosh.edu)


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