Electronics

Electronics

Electronics recycling is only available at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa.  Electronics are only accepted from Linn County residents.  Long lines are likely on Saturdays.

Fees

  • $10.00 per unit for TVs and monitors 18 inches or smaller
  • $15.00 per unit for TVs and monitors 19 inches or larger
  • $0.25 per pound for loads with 5 or more TVs or monitors
  • $0.25 per pound  for bulk mixed electronics from residents
  • Businesses with electronics should contact an electronics processor directly

Accepted at No Charge*

  • Computer equipment - Towers, keyboards, laptops, mice, printers, scanners
  • Home office equipment - Copy machines, cellular and land-line telephones, fax machines
  • Audio/visual equipment - VCRs, DVD players, cable boxes, stereos, MP3 players
  • Gaming systems - Consoles and portables

*Only from small, residential loads


Electronic Waste Disposal

The outdated and obsolete electronics that you no longer want are electronic waste or “E-waste,” a waste stream that's quickly growing.

Many electronics contain toxic materials such as lead, lithium, cadmium and mercury. Reusing and recycling electronics keeps these toxic materials out of our landfills and recovers valuable resources.

TVs ready for recycling at the Solid Waste Agency

What Happens Next

After you drop off your E-waste, it is taken to an electronics processor and dismantled or "de-manufactured" into core components that are used to manufacture new recycled goods. These components include glass, plastic and circuit boards. The circuit boards themselves contain reusable metals such as copper, gold and silver.