In April of 2007, the City of Laramie established the first electronic or E-Waste collection and recycling program in the state of Wyoming. Since the program's inception, the City has diverted over 1,055,000 pounds of e-waste from the landfill.
Electronic items may be recycled at the Recycling Center (located within the landfill) by Albany County residents free of charge. The Recycling Center accepts electronics for recycling 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Saturday. Businesses wanting to recycle their electronics pay an eighteen cents ($.18) per pound fee.
Not everything that plugs in is accepted as E-Waste. To find out about a specific item, search on the free "Laramie Waste & Recycling" app or click here to search. The Recycling Center accepts the following common items for electronic recycling:
- Flat panel Televisions
- Computers and Flat panel Monitors
- Printers and Scanners
- Keyboards and Mice
- Cell Phones / Smart Phones
- Game Consoles
- Personal Electronic Devices (MP3, PDA, Tablets, Etc.)
- Audio/Visual equipment (DVD players, VCR, Etc.)
- Computer Docking Stations
- Ink and Toner Cartridges
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR OLD CRT type TELEVISIONS AND COMPUTER MONITORS
Recycling the old CRT type televisions and monitors has become cost prohibitive due to limited to no markets for the materials they contain. These devices are now going to the lined landfill. If a screen is 13 inches or less it may be placed in your trash cart so long as it does not overfill the container. CRT's are typically the old boxy style versus a thin flat screen. Knock on the front panel, if its glass then it's most likely a CRT. Can you hang it on a wall? If so, then it's probably a flat screen that can be recycled.
Please contact the Solid Waste Division at (307)721-5279 if you have any questions regarding e-waste recycling.