Electronics

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Electronics Recycling

Bring your unwanted electronics to a collection event on Saturday, September 18, 2021 8-10 AM (or earlier if the truck fills up), 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 regular 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, large appliances, or dehumidifiers/humidifiers accepted. See a detailed list below.

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
  • $15 fee for each microwave or air conditioner
  • No fee for flatscreens

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


E-waste is hazardous because of its potential to release toxic heavy metals -- lead, cadmium, mercury -- into the environment if not managed and disposed of properly. Many TVs and monitors contain CRTs, or Cathode Ray Tubes, which contain these hazardous substances 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 vendor, The Retrofit Companies, transfers the collected materials and to specialized facilities in the U.S. were the E-waste is broken down to its individual commodity components and all hazardous materials are separated and recycled per EPA requirements.

The Wayne Green Team pays the Retrofit Companies 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

List of Acceptable Items for Electronics Recycling

  • AC adapters
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Blenders
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • CD-ROM/DVD drives
  • Cell Phones
  • Circuit Boards
  • Credit Card machines
  • Computers (PCs, laptops, servers, tablets)
  • Computer components
  • Digital Cable Boxes
  • Docking Stations
  • Electric Shavers
  • Fax Machines
  • Handheld Portable Bar Code Scanners
  • Hard Drives
  • iPods
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Mixers (kitchen-type)
  • Modems
  • Monitors (CRT, LCD, LED)
  • Networking Equipment (switches, routers, modems, Ethernet cables, etc)
  • Patient monitors
  • Power cords / Power strips / Power supplies
  • Printers
  • Projectors
  • Scanners
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Televisions (LCD, CRT, LED)
  • Telephone Systems
  • Test Equipment
  • Toasters & toaster ovens
  • Two-Way Radio Equipment
  • UPS equipment
  • Vacuums (upright or shop)
  • VHS/DVD players
  • VHS tapes (yes, this vendor will recycle them!)
  • Video Game equipment

Items NOT Acceptable for Electronic Recycling

  • Batteries, Household and Large Appliances such as refrigerators, dehumidifiers/humidifiers, ovens, dishwashers, dryers and washers.

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

Since 2013, the Wayne Green Team has hosted an electronics recycling event seven times and diverted over 60 tons of electronics from the landfill. Way to go Wayne!

Questions or want to help?

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