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County’s Annual Free E-Waste Recycling Event Set for June 16th

June 06, 2012
Casey Slaughter Becker, Office of the County Executive (608) 267-8823 or cell (608) 843-8858, or Jan Neitzel-Knox at Dane County Public Works, (608) 266-4029.
County Executive

Annual Event Great Opportunity to Safely Dispose of Unwanted Electronics,
Keep Necessary Waste Out of the Landfill


For the Fourth year in a row, Dane County will hold a free e-waste collection event at the Alliant Energy Center, allowing area residents to drop off unwanted, computers, electronics, and TVs, for recycling, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today. 


This year’s event will take place on June 16th from 8am until 2pm.  Past events, believed to be the largest in North America, have helped prevent an estimated 1.6 million pounds of electronics from going into area landfills. 

“This event is a great opportunity for all of us to do a little spring cleaning by disposing of our electronics in an environmentally friendly way,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.  “For year, our e-waste event has helped keep millions of pounds of unwanted electronics from getting thrown away – extending the life of our county’s landfill.”


Electronics that will be collected during the event are: personal computers (including keyboards and mice) and computer monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, television sets of all sizes, calculators, cell phones, radios, stereos, telephones, DVD and CD players, and VCRs.


All electronic materials will be responsibly handled in an environmentally, safe and secure manner, using the best data wiping software available.  Dane County has developed a system to help move vehicles trough the lines quicker and more effectively.  Last year’s event had wait times of less than 5 minutes.


The electronics drop-area for the event will be in the back parking lot of the Alliant Energy Center.  All vehicles must enter either the main entrance off Rimrock Road or the entrance off Olin Avenue. 


The county’s recycling event is well attended, and volunteers are needed to ensure

Volunteers are needed to ensure another successful and smooth event.  Interested individuals who are able to help unload card and/or direct traffic at the drop-off site can sign up for half or full-day shifts between 7am and 3pm.  Volunteers should contact Jan Neitzel-Knox at Dane County Public Works at 266-4029 or by e-mail at: neitzelknox@countyofdane.comto sign up.


The free electronics drop off day is made possible through the county’s partnership with Vintage Tech, LLC. Vintage is partnering with electronics manufacturers to cover all the costs of this collection.