The City of Lawrence invites residents and small businesses to recycle unused or obsolete electronic equipment. Electronic equipment may contain hazardous components such as lead, mercury and cadmium. Recycling your unwanted electronic equipment keeps these hazardous components out of the landfill.

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, the City’s Solid Waste Division hosted an Electronic Recycling Event. The event was held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the KU Park & Ride east parking lot. A total of 751 vehicles dropped off a total of 62,397 pounds of electronics for recycling. Electronic recycling at this event was provided by Teknix Solutions.

2019 event dates to be determined.


Event Reports

Click here to read the 2018 Fall Electronic Recycling Event.

Previous Event Totals (2008-2018)

The numbers in the table below reflect totals from two electronic recycling events per year. Included is the total weight of electronics collected and the number of vehicles that participated each year. In parenthesis are totals from events that also collected paper for shredding.

Year Pounds Vehicles
2018 170,260 1,851
2017 46,962 739
2016 152,683 (31,300) 1,778
2015 138,849 1,535
2014 87,772 1,054
2013 155,896 (27,400) 1,582
2012 91,981 1,149
2011 85,165 1,163
2010 114,285 1,232
2009 116,712 1,202
2008 112,647 1,189
Total 1,273,211 (58,700) 14,474