The opportunity to recycle old or broken personal electronics is fast approaching at the University of Wisconsin’s Oshkosh campus.
E-waste will be collected from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 at Parking Lot 39 of the Campus Services Building at 650 Witzel Ave., Oshkosh.
Receptacles will be available for easy disposal of electronic waste near the entrance to the campus services building.
Accepted items include:
Cell phones, electrical cords and cables – power cords (disconnect devices), VGA cords, CAT-5 cables, desktop computer towers (CPU), keyboards, mice, laptops, Chromebooks, hard drives/memory or RAM/cards, modems, servers, network switches, DVRs/cable boxes, game consoles
Items NOT accepted, but which must still be recycled:
Computer monitors (CRT and flat), televisions, light bulbs, * rechargeable batteries, ** alkaline batteries and other disposable batteries, dehumidifiers, small and large household appliances, CDs, DVD/VCR players, fax machines, computer speakers , digital clocks, cameras, digital watches, boombox stereos, headphones/earphones, GPS devices, printers, scanners, chargers (of all kinds), MP3 players
For more information on how to recycle these items, use this WI DNR website
Additional Resource: Finding Outagamie County Recycling MaterialsAll recycling for Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties is handled at the Outagamie County facility, so UWO follows their rules and policies.
*Lithium batteries, small rechargeable batteries, nickel-cadmium, small round batteries (for a watch) should be recycled. They must be stored so that the terminals do not touch each other (small batteries taped to the terminals).