E-Waste Recycling Event

Friday, January 16th from 8am-2pm
Parking Lot O


Bring us your e-waste!

If you are buying more electronics on Black Friday and have old electonics then it's time to safely and responsibly dispose of all your electronic waste and clutter you no longer need or want – before the winter holidays!  Bring in your holiday lights, too!

A variety of electronics will be accepted for proper recycling at no charge to University students, faculty, staff,  Webster Groves residents, and area schools from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, December 5th, in parking lot O, which is east of the parking garage on Garden Avenue. Signs around campus will direct you to the recycling drop-off location.


The university has partnered with Adonis Recycling for the e-waste collection event.

Recycle your Holiday Lights too!

holiday lights

“We're very excited that we can provide this recycling opportunity for Webster University and residents of the surrounding communities,” said Julian Schuster, Webster University's provost and senior vice president. This bi-annual event will add to our growing sustainability efforts by addressing a significant waste stream.

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams today and it is growing at three times the rate of municipal waste globally. The EPA estimates 20-50 million tons of electronic waste are disposed worldwide every year. E-waste represents 2 percent of the U.S.'s trash in landfills, but it equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste. Only 12.5 percent of e-waste is currently recycled. Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year.

Accepted items include, but are not limited to: computers, cell phones, printers, scanners, TV's, gaming consoles, VCRs, holiday lights, DVD players, CDs/DVDs, battery operated devices, appliances with cords, such as microwaves, blenders, stoves, refrigerators, lab equipment, power tools, medical equipment, lead-acid and rechargeable batteries. You may also drop-off ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal, light bulbs, ballast, and other metal items for evaluation.

Collection bins for small items such as cell phones, CDs/DVDs, batteries, and small appliances will be located throughout campus for easy drop-off prior to and after the event. A map of these bin locations is located online at http://www.webster.edu/sustainability/recycling/ewaste.html.

This event is also for recycling University-owned equipment, such as computers, laptops, etc.

What's Accepted?

  • • Computers, Laptops, Printers, Scanners, Fax
  • • TVs, gaming consoles, VCR's, DVD players
  • • Cell phones
  • • Any battery-operated device
  • • Batteries
  • • CDs/DVDs
  • • Small corded appliances (radios, blenders, toasters, etc.)
  • • Large corded appliances (stoves, refrigerators, etc.)
  • • Lab equipment
  • • Medical equipment
  • • Power tools and lawn equipment
  • • Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal
  • • Light bulbs
  • Metals - aluminum, cast aluminum, brass
  • Holiday Lights

What's Not Accepted?

  • • Hazardous chemicals
  • • Vehicles, boats
  • • Textiles, shoes, furniture

Map of E-Waste Bins

 Campus Map - Locations of E-Waste Collection Bins