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Electronics Recycling

Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability partners with Teknix Solutions to organize an annual e-waste drop-off event open to all Douglas County residents. The next event will be scheduled in 2023. Check back in the winter 2023 for updates.

Please check back in Winter 2023

for updates about the next event.

 

Lists of accepted and non-accepted items are provided below.

Please Note:

  • CRT recycling fees are CASH ONLY. More information below. Teknix is no longer accepting checks!
  • Household alkaline batteries* will NOT be accepted. Lawrence residents can make an appointment to take these to Household Hazardous Waste.

*We're talking about the collection of old, dead Duracell, Energizer, and the like. The re-chargeable batteries in your gadgets are OK! Even if they no longer function!

 

Materials Accepted by Teknix Solutions:

  • Anything with a cord or battery, including, but not limited to:
  • computers*, laptops, monitors**, speakers, keyboards, mice, servers,
  • microwaves, TVs**, gaming systems,
  • light fixtures (not bulbs! see list below), (non-PCB) ballasts,
  • steroes, radios, phones*, audio / visual equipment,
  • lab equipment, cables, battery backup systems,
  • other small appliances, and
  • CDs, VHS and cassette tapes

*Teknix's certified equipment handlers take every precaution to guarantee data safety. Any equipment they receive is securely destroyed on site or wiped clean using NIST SP 800-88 standards. 

**CRT TVs and monitors will be accepted for a fee (please note updated costs!): $20 per unit 19" or smaller; $40 per unit 20" or greater. Teknix will accept CASH only!

 

Materials Not Accepted:

  • Fire alarms, smoke detectors, thermometers
  • All light bulbs, PCB ballasts, 
  • alkaline batteries (Lawrence residents can make an appointment to take these items to Household Hazardous Waste)
  • chemicals of any kind, especially hazardous ones,
  • tires, furniture, 
  • large applicances, and devices containing Freon

 

Directions:

From 23rd St: Take Crestline North to the roundabout, enter Lot 301 on your Right.

From Iowa St: Go West on 19th St., Left on Constant Ave. Continue on Constant going Left OR take Becker Right. They will meet again at Crestline. Turn South on Crestline to the roundabout, enter Lot 301 to your East.

Also from Iowa St: Go West on 21st St., Left on Constant Ave. Turn South on Crestline to the roundabout, enter Lot 301 to your East. 

 

Event Safety Protocols:

  • The event will be organized in a drive-through set up to minimize personal contact. 
  • Masks are encouraged, but not required, when conversing with staff or volunteers.
  • Please stay in your vehicle at all times. Staff and volunteers will unload your electronics.

 

Since 2008, the City of Lawrence and Douglas County have hosted periodic electronics recycling events, inviting customers to drop off their recyclable electronics free of charge. 

Years 2008-2018 in the table below reflect the combined totals from two electronics recycling events per year. Totals from years 2020-2022 were from one event only. Events that also collected paper for shredding are in parenthesis.

YearPoundsVehicles
202272,489936
202179,1801,085
202099,9401,500+
2018170,2601,851
201746,962739
2016152,683 (31,300)1,778
2015138,8491,535
201487,7721,054
2013155,896 (27,400)1,582
201291,9811,149
201185,1651,163
2010114,2851,232
2009116,7121,202
2008112,6471,189
Total1,445,640 (58,700)16,910+