Recycle e-waste as spring cleaning starts

Anything with a power cord, circuit board should be recycled

It’s that time of year where people are working on their spring cleaning.

But before you start clearing your house of clutter be careful what you’re doing with your old electronics. Often times these items contain hazardous material like lead and mercury which are harmful to the environment.

Anything with a power cord or a circuit board should be dropped off at an e-waste collection site instead of being thrown in the trash.

As these types of items become outdated business here in La Crosse are benefiting from their disposal.

“We do have a pretty big seasonal push in the spring typically when people get rid of their unwanted electronics, seasonal spikes up to 40 to 50 percent,” said Dynamic Recycling Division Leader Jason Schott.

You can drop off your electronics at a number of places including the La Crosse County Hazardous Waste Facility, Goodwill, and Harter’s quick clean up. Some places do charge for recycling electronics.