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


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: 
  • $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
  • $1 per empty propane or helium tank

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:    
  • $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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