Electronics Recycling

Effective July 1, 2009, the Indiana Legislature enacted the Indiana Electronic Waste Program (IC 13-20.5). The purpose of this legislation is to bring about the reduction of the amount of electronic waste that is being improperly disposed of. This legislation holds companies that manufacture electronic items responsible for recycling 60% of what they produce.

Importance of Electronics Recycling

Electronics contain heavy metals, including lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium that can be very harmful if released into the environment. Recycling of electronics ensures these materials are safely managed and valuable materials such as copper, gold, tin, silicon and aluminum are reclaimed for the manufacturing of new products. Reusing and recycling raw material from electronic waste conserves natural resources and reduces air and water pollution.

Items to Recycle

We are able to collect electronics year around now at the District office.

Electronics Accepted

  • All Computer parts
  • All types of external drives
  • Cable Boxes
  • Cash Registers
  • Copiers
  • CRT monitors
  • DVD players
  • Fax/Scanners
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • LCD monitors
  • Mouse
  • Networking equipment
  • PDAs
  • Phones/Cell phones MP3/iPods/etc.
  • Printers
  • Projectors
  • Satellite dishes
  • Servers
  • Stereos
  • Televisions: $5 each, no matter what size
  • Typewriters
  • VCRs
  • Video game consoles

Household Items Accepted

  • Blenders (without glass)
  • Bread makers
  • Cameras
  • Carpet sweepers
  • Clocks
  • Coffee makers (without glass)
  • Curling Irons
  • Electric knives
  • Electric tooth brushes
  • Food sealing equipment
  • Fryers
  • Hair cutters, Hair dryers
  • Heaters
  • Holiday lights
  • Irons
  • Metal tools (drills, etc.)
  • Mixers
  • Radios
  • Remotes
  • Shaving equipment
  • Small saws, sanders, etc
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Vacuum cleaner (without bag)

Other Accepted Items

  • Fluorescent and CFL bulbs
  • Household Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and 9 Volt)
  • Oil based Paints
  • Printer Cartridges