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Electronic Waste

Address: 5650 Carey Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807


Regular Hours, October - April

7:30a.m.- 3:30p.m. Monday-Friday

Summer Hours, May - September

7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. Monday

7:30a.m. - 3:30p.m. Tuesday-Friday

Open 8a.m.-noon the first Saturday of the month year-round.

Closed Holidays. No appointment necessary.

Directions: See map. From the South, take Brady Street in Davenport north to 53rd Street, turn right (east) on to 53rd St. Travel one mile and take a left (north) on to Carey Ave. Follow Carey all the way to the cul-de-sac to enter Scott Area Recycling Center. The Electronics Recovery Center is located just north of the Recycling Center.

What we accept: E-waste is defined as anything that contains a screen or a circuit board. See the green chart with examples below.

(563) 823-0119

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Waste Commission of Scott County’s Electronics Recovery Center provides businesses with a variety of cost-effective and environmentally sound disposal options for computers and other IT assets. The Commission can:
  • Educate you and your staff about e-waste and disposal
  • Provide no- and low-cost disposal for both common and uncommon IT assets
  • Offer guidance for proper transportation, storage and handling of e-waste
  • Provide secure storage of data-containing items
  • Provide Certificates of Destruction
The Commission understands that businesses need a simple, affordable solution for disposing of electronic waste, due in part to legal considerations. It is illegal for businesses to dispose of electronics in the trash or dumpsters because e-waste contains toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium, which pose a threat to human and environmental health.

Through its R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification, the facility ensures data security and downstream due diligence of potentially hazardous materials to final disposition. These important aspects of our program are discussed at greater length below. Or, for more information about R2, as well as our ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, please visit our certifications page.

As part of our commitment, the Commission follows the Waste Reduction Hierarchy, which holds that reuse is superior to recycling in terms of environmental stewardship.

All electronic material is evaluated as it enters our facility to determine whether it may be reused. Items deemed to have additional useful life are set aside for reuse, pending further assessment. For more information, visit our Electronics Reuse Program page. End-of-life materials that contain data are physically shredded and then recycled.

Our facility is equipped with security cameras and other safeguards to ensure that sensitive or confidential information is not compromised. From the moment your material arrives at our facility, we track it using a barcode system.

All data-containing items, including hard drives slated for reuse, are stored in locked cages at all times. We use state-of-the-art hardware and software to destroy information contained on these drives. We then evaluate each drive through a second, independent process that verifies that it contains none of the old information. We verify the efficacy of our data destruction process with every drive, every time. That’s our commitment.




  • Televisions & Computer Monitors - all styles
  • Broken CRT (cathode-ray tubes) missing yokes


  • $0.30/pound ($5 minimum)
  • $0.50/pound ($5 minimum)


  • Deliveries containing computers, monitors and mixed
    electronics commingled together                 
    (more than one cart worth)
  • $0.30/pound ($5 minimum)               
  • Examples include; audio equipment, DVD/VCR players, 
    phones, desktop printers/scanners, small household electronics
  • $0.10/pound ($5 minimum)


  • Laptops, Desktops and Servers
  • Large/Business Style Multi-Function Copiers
  • Hard Drivers (not contained within equipment) 
  • Data Disks


  • No Charge
  • No Charge
  • $5.00/each 
  • $1.00/pound ($5 minimum)


  • Lithium Batteries 
  • Alkaline, Li-Ion, NiCad, NiMH Batteries
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Damaged Batteries
    Please note: Single use batteries having the capacity of        300 or more Watt-hours (abbreviated Wh) cannot be accepted.


  • $5.00/pound
  • $0.75/pound ($5 minimum)
  • No Charge
  • $11.00/pound


  • Unloading (large volumes) 
  • Scott County 501c Non-Profit Organizations      (documentation required) 
  • Onsite witness of hard drive shredding
  • Shredding of Data Disks
  • Appliances (microwaves, dehumidifiers)
  • Unusual items assess on a per-item basis
  • Transportation charges based upon needs of business
  • Rates subject to change
  • $50/hour
  • 125 pounds at no charge    

  • $100 plus cost of hard drives
  • $1.00/pound ($5 minimum) 
  • $6 each       
  • Varies
  • Varies
Effective as of July 1, 2022
E-waste is defined as anything with a screen or a circuit board.
 Calculators  Keyboards (typing and
 Stereo receivers
 Cameras  Laptops
 Tape recorders
 Cassette recorders
 Monitors  Televisions
 CD players
 Typewriters (electric)
 Cell phones
 Printer cartridges (all types)
 Computers (CPUs)
 Printers (ribbon, laser, inkjet)
 Video game equipment
 Copiers  Radios
 Blu-ray players
 DVD players
 Scanners  MP3 players

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