Electronics Recycling

Allen County businesses and residents recycled 365.4 tons of computers and electronic equipment in 2015!

Computers and electronic devices contain hazardous materials, such as mercury. If not properly disposed of, these hazardous materials can contaminate our water, soil, and endanger our health.

Since 2002, the Allen County Solid Waste Management District has partnered with OmniSource to offer a year-round Electronics Recycling program to Allen County residents, businesses and non-profit agencies.  Indiana law (IC 13-20.5) banned electronics from landfill disposal in 2011.

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In November 2013, the District launched an educational awareness campaign in conjunction with our two local haulers.

TVs, computers and other electronic items left out with the trash are labeled with a fluorescent green sticker designed to explain why the items weren’t accepted and who to contact for any questions.

 

Allen County residents can drop off unwanted computer & electronic equipment at:

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OmniSource
1430 Meyer Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Monday through Friday: 9am until 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm

Enter at Gate 1

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Residents will be assessed a minimal fee of $5 to recycle up to FIVE items per trip, with a 15 item limit.  

**Please note that televisions will be priced separately beginning November 1, 2016**

Televisions under 46 inches will cost $10.00 to recycle and televisions over 47 inches will cost $20.00

 

  • Answering Machines
  • Audio Tapes/Video Tapes
  • Blue Tooth Enabled Peripherals
  • Boom Boxes
  • Calculators
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Cassette Players
  • CD Players
  • Cell Phones
  • Circuit Boards & Loose Circuit Boards
  • Copy Machines
  • Cords & Cables (power, USB, etc.)
  • CPUs
  • CRT Monitors
  • Drives (Hard, Zip, CD, Tape)
  • DVD Players
  • DVR Players
  • Fax Machines
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • MP3 Players/iPods
  • Monitors
  • Mouse
  • Motherboards
  • Pagers
  • Palm Organizers
  • Paper Shredders
  • Personal Computer Units (Includes hard drive/desk top CPU, keyboard, monitor, modem, CD/Zip/tape drive, printer & mouse)
  • Portable Stereo Devices
  • Printers (Bubble, Jet, Dot Matrix, Laser)
  • Networking Devices
  • Radio/Stereo Components
  • Routers
  • Scanners
  • Speakers
  • Stereos with or without speakers
  • Telephones
  • Telephone Equipment
  • Televisions (all sizes)
  • Console Televisions
  • Flat Panel Televisions
  • Terminals
  • Typewriters (electronic)
  • UPS
  • VCRs
  • Video Game Players & Accessories
  • Video Tapes/Audio Tapes (10 count as one item)

Electronics collected in Allen County for recycling by the District are de-manufactured by a certified contractor located in Indiana.