Environmentally-safe electronic waste recycling is available at both the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center and at the East Side Recycling Center through the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore for both electronics and small appliances, as well as large appliances

Electronic waste includes computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, TVs, stereos, copiers, cables, networking hardware and other small electronic items. These items contain lead and other substances which are harmful to the environment if disposed of improperly.


Electronics and Small Appliance Recycling

Small appliances, like toasters, coffee pots, vacuums, and other items that can be easily carried, can be recycled at the following facilities: 

Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 3900 Hebl Ave.

Open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday
No appointment is needed. Pay at the scalehouse and you will be directed to the self-service electronics recycling area.

  • $12: each computer system or TV with 18" screen or smaller (fee includes computer components)
  • $17: each computer system or TV with larger than 18" screen (fee includes computer components)
  • $3 per item: Miscellaneous electronic items such as printers, CPUs, VCRs that don't have a CRT screen/monitor
  • $3 per item: other small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks, toasters, blenders, coffee pots  
  • $0 to recycle holiday lights

East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE​,
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore donation area 

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday 

No appointment needed. This location will not accept large appliances for recycling. 

Pay at ReStore's donation area.       

An electric coffee pot
  • $12: each computer system or TV with 18" screen or smaller (fee includes computer components)
  • $17: each computer system or TV with larger than 18" screen (fee includes computer components)
  • $3 per item: Miscellaneous electronic items such as printers, CPUs, VCRs that do not have a CRT screen/monitor
  • $3 per item: other small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks, toasters, blenders, etc.

Large Appliance Recycling

Appliances are not allowed in the trash, and can be properly recycled of at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center. The large appliance recycling program accepts microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, dryers, dehumidifiers, lawn mowers, and empty propane and helium tanks.

  • $12.50 per large appliance
  • $0 to recycle empty propane and helium tanks 

Questions? Contact Resource Management at 319-356-5151 or the Recycling Coordinator at 319-887-6110 or jane-wilch@iowa-city.org.