electronics and appliances such as a computer, lawn mower, and cell phone

Several locations in the Iowa City area offer electronics and appliances recycling. 

Recycling programs provided by the City of Iowa City/Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center are available to residents and businesses within Johnson County, Kalona, and Riverside. Materials from outside of this service area are not accepted. 


Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center

3900 Hebl Ave. SW, Iowa City
Open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Pay at the scalehouse and you will be directed to the self-service recycling area.

Items accepted and fees (credit cards accepted): 
  • $15 per computer system or TV (fee includes computer components)
  • $3 per miscellaneous electronic item 
    • Examples include: printers, CPUs, VCRs without a CRT screen/monitor, ink/toner cartridges, cell phones, DVD players, electronic cables/cords
    • Note: VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and CD discs are not accepted. These are considered regular trash. 
  • $0 per holiday light strand
  • $3 per small appliance (vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks, toasters, blenders, coffee pots)  
  • $12.50 per large appliance
    • Examples include: microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, dryers, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, lawn mowers, water heaters, freezers 
  • $1 per empty propane or helium tank (residential-sized)

East Side Recycling Center

2401 Scott Blvd. SE​, Iowa City (Habitat for Humanity ReStore Donation Area)
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday 

Large appliances are not accepted at this location. Recycle these at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center. 

Items accepted and fees (cash/check only):    
  • $15 per computer system or TV (fee includes computer components)
  • $3 per miscellaneous electronic item
    • Examples include: printers, CPUs, VCRs without a CRT screen/monitor, ink/toner cartridges, cell phones, DVD players, electronic cables/cords
    • Note: VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and CD discs are not accepted. These are considered regular trash. 
  • $0 per holiday light strand
  • $3 per small appliance (vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks, toasters, blenders, coffee pots)  

Other Drop-off Locations

  • Best Buy, 1431 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville
  • Goodwill Reboot, 1470 S 1st Ave, Iowa City
    • Working and non-working computers are accepted and will either be properly recycled, or they will be refurbished and sold in store. 
    • Various other working electronics are accepted for donation. For a list of accepted materials, visit their website. 
  • Staples, 820 S Riverside Dr, Iowa City

Got empty ink or toner cartridges? Staples and Best Buy both accept these items for recycling. 


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