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Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Electronic waste should never be thrown in the trash! Personal items can be brought to an e-waste drive to be recycled. Throughout the year, several e-waste drives are held to collect these items. Sustain Mizzou, a student organization, holds drives during the fall and spring semesters. The department of Environmental Health and Safety and the City of Columbia occasionally hold e-waste drives as well. If you would rather discard of items without waiting for a drive, you can drop them off at Mid-MO Recycling. Items that were bought with University funds should be sent to MU Surplus Properties.

Acceptable items at an e-waste drive:

  • Anything with a cord
  • Anything with batteries
  • Extra cords
  • Rechargeable batteries (cell phone and laptop batteries)
  • NO alkaline batteries (these can be thrown away)
  • NO tube TV’s (can accept with a $10 payment)