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We no longer collect Computer Monitors, Lap tops, Computer CPUs and Televisions at the curb. These items must now be brought to our two full service drop off sites for recycling. (Large console TV's will be picked up curbside if a $10 fee sticker is attached. The collection will take place on your scheduled large item collection day. A console TV is an older model that is as much a piece of furniture as a TV.)

Important Note: Televisions, computer monitors, and laptop computers placed at the curb will be subject to immediate removal by City Staff . Property owners will be assessed a $10 recycling fee plus a $30 administrative fee. The collection and assessment will take place immediately. Please do not put these items at the curb. (Exception: Large console televisions, see above.)

This program is for City of Madison residents, and property owners ONLY. If you do not live in Madison, consult your local government for proper disposal options.

What We Accept For Recycling

The Following Items Require a $10 Fee

  • CPUs (towers, desk top computers)
  • Monitors
  • Laptop Computers
  • Televisions

The Following Items Are Accepted Free of Charge

  • Keyboards
  • Miscellaneous Computer Parts
  • Hard Drives
  • Scanners
  • Mouse
  • Printers
  • Cash Registers
  • Cables
  • Stereo components
  • Floppy Discs
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • (Note: We cannot recycle smoke detectors.
    Place smoke detectors in your tan refuse cart.)
  • Extension cords
  • VCRs
  • Cell Phones
  • Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Ink Jet Cartridges
  • Miscellaneous Small Appliances
  • Cameras


Drop Off Locations and Hours


  • East: 4602 Sycamore Avenue
  • West: 1501 W. Badger Road

Hours of Operation

December 7th through March 27th
  • Monday through Friday 7:30am - 3pm

March 28th through December 6th
  • Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm


Holiday Closures

The drop off sites are closed on the following holidays

  • January 21st Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • May 27th, Memorial Day
  • July 4th, Independence Day
  • September 2nd, Labor Day
  • November 28th & 29th, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 24th, Christmas Eve the sites close at 11 a.m.
  • December 31st, New Year's Eve the sites close at 11 a.m.

Recycling Fee
You must purchase a $10 fee sticker for each item which requires a fee. Stickers are NOT sold at the drop off sites. They are available at our offices, during regular business hours, at all Madison Public Libraries, and at Go to Appliance Fee Stickers

All material collected in our program is dismantled here in Wisconsin. We do not ship material out of the country for processing.


E-mail: Streets or call (608) 267-2626.

Televisions, Monitors, and Computers Left at the curb

We do not collect televisions, monitors, or computers left at the curb. TV's and Monitors left at the curb will be collected immediately and the property owner will be assessed $40 for the collection. ($10 recycling fee plus a $30 administrative charge.) These items pose a safety hazard as they are often broken by vandals or scavengers seeking copper. This action is authorized by Common Council resolution.

Free or Low Cost Recycling Options


Goodwill accepts computers, monitors, and printers for free at their donations centers. No Charge

2127 East Springs Drive

4530 Verona Rd.

2501 Royal Ave. Monona


Best Buy Accepts TV's and computers call the store for details


For other options...