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Electronics Recycling

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

 

Saturday, October 24th

9AM-1PM 

University of Kansas Lot 301

NW Corner of Iowa Street and Clinton Parkway 

 

Vehicles should enter from Clinton Parkway onto Crestline Drive.

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

NOTE: CRT recycling fees are CASH or CHECK ONLY! More information below.

The event will be organized in a drive-through set up to minimize personal contact. 

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

 

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: $15 per unit 19" or smaller; $30 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
  • chemicals of any kind, especially hazardous ones,
  • tires, furniture, 
  • large applicances, and devices containing Freon

 

Since 2008, the City of Lawrence had hosted periodic electronics recycling events, inviting customers to drop off their recyclable electronics free of charge. The fall 2018 event was provided by Teknix Solutions, and saw a total of 751 vehicles drop off 62,397 pounds of electronics for recycling.

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
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
Total1,273,211 (58,700)14,474