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Electronics Recycling

This summer, Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability is partnering with Teknix Solutions to organize an e-waste drop-off event open to all Douglas County residents.

 

  Saturday, June 5th

University of Kansas Lot 301

                      Hours: 8:30AM - 1PM

 

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

Please Note:

  • CRT recycling fees are CASH or CHECK ONLY. More information below. 
  • Household alkaline batteries will NOT be accepted. Lawrence residents can make an appointment to take these to Household Hazardous Waste.
  • Masks will be required when approaching staff and volunteers regardless of vaccine status. More information below.

 

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 or CHECK 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

 

Event Safety Protocols:

  • The event will be organized in a drive-through set up to minimize personal contact. 
  • Masks will be required when conversing with staff or volunteers.
  • Please stay in your vehicle at all times. Staff and volunteers will unload your electronics.

 

You may direct questions to kcrinerritchie@douglascountyks.org or 785-832-5157.

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. 

With the exception of 2020, the numbers in the table below reflect the totals from two electronics recycling events per year. Events that also collected paper for shredding are in parenthesis.

YearPoundsVehicles
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
Total1,373,151 (58,700)15,974+