Electronics

Electronics Recycling

Come bring your unwanted electronics to a collection event on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8 am - 10 am, eastbound on 3rd Street between Lincoln and Pearl, next to the Wayne City Hall parking lot. This block of Third Street will be closed to traffic. Enter from Lincoln Street to unload your electronics and exit onto Pearl Street.

This event is sponsored by the City of Wayne Green Team with support from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy through its Waste Reduction & Recycling Incentive Grant.

What kind of electronics do you accept?

We accept TVs, monitors, computers, laptops, floppy discs & CDs, telephones, cell phones, printers, cameras, cords, keyboards & accessories, networking equipment (routers, modems, Ethernet cables), docking stations, stereos, speakers, CD players, gaming stations, chargers and more. Sorry, no batteries, VHS tapes, or large appliances accepted. Click here to see the full list of acceptable and unacceptable items.

Are there any fees?

Yes, we ask for a suggested donation of $10 per carload and $50 per business load of reasonable size. Our priority is to serve households, which have limited access to electronic recycling services. There are specific fees for more hazardous electronics, such as TVs and monitors containing CRTs, and microwaves, which are difficult to recycle. All fees help support City of Wayne community programs focused on waste reduction as part of our overall Zero Waste strategy.

  • Suggested donation of $10 per carload, $50 per business load of reasonable size
  • Additional fees for hazardous electronics containing CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes):
    • Monitors: $5
    • TVs: $10
  • $10 per microwave
  • No fee for flatscreens

Why should I recycle my TV or monitor instead of throwing it in the landfill?

These items contain CRTs, or Cathode Ray Tubes. CRT items contain hazardous substances, such as mercury, lead and phosphorus among other things. A standard CRT monitor can contain up to eight pounds of lead, while the mercury amount is smaller but just as harmful. When these items are thrown in the landfill, they get broken, which causes leaching into the soil and groundwater when it rains.

Our electronics recycling provider from Sioux City, First Choice Recycling, sends all CRTs to a facility in Illinois that specifically processes these hazardous materials. The Wayne Green Team pays First Choice Recycling to dispose of electronics in a responsible and environmentally safe way. Your efforts make a difference in protecting our planet.

What are the benefits of recycling electronics?

Recycling your old electronics impacts the environment positively in several ways:

  • Keeps potentially harmful waste out of the landfills
  • Protects personal information on electronic devices
  • Repurposes useful electronics
  • Takes less energy to reuse than to renew

What's our community's track record for recycling electronics?

Since 2013, the Wayne Green Team has hosted an electronics recycling event every year. Since that time we have diverted over 52 tons of electronics from the landfill. Way to go Wayne!

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