Waukesha County in coordination with the City of Brookfield will be hosting a special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any Waukesha County resident on Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The collection will take place at 19700 Riverview Drive.
State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and copper. Many devices also contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and chemical flame retardants that need to be disposed of properly. This collection assists residents to comply with State law and provides options for responsible recycling.
Items collected for a fee include TVs ($25 each), Cathode Ray Tube computer monitors ($10 each), and paper for secure shredding ($5 each banker box). Fees can be paid with Visa, Mastercard, or cash. Additional items will be collected at no fee including computers, laptops, flat screen computer monitors, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, home goods, pre-shredded paper, and appliances including air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, microwaves, watercoolers, freezers, water heaters, washer/dryers, stoves, ovens/ranges, and dishwashers. No broken or de-manufactured television or computer units will be accepted. State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators.
These collection events are for household electronics and appliances only. Businesses are required by Wisconsin law to recycle and there are several options to contract for these services listed on our website.
The Village of Mukwonago will host the next collection event on Saturday, September 14 at 630 E. Veterans Way from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For a list of upcoming events, proper disposal of other electronics and appliances not accepted at these events, business recycling options and locations to recycle broken or de-manufactured units, visit our website www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.