Electronics Reuse Gives New Life

In 2015, an electronics reuse program was established at what is now the Electronics Recovery Center. Through the program, electronics that can be reused are identified as they are dropped off by residents or businesses. Commonly refurbished electronics include laptops, VCR and DVD players, record players, speakers, and more! Reuse staff then test these electronics for key functions, make minor fixes, and refurbish them so they are ready for their next life.

Why reuse electronics?

Part of the waste hierarchy, reusing saves natural resources, extends the life of discarded electronics, and retains their value close to home.

Ways to Buy

  1. Browse our eBay store. We add new items as they become available, so check back often or “follow” our store to receive updates. To ensure customer safety and facility security, all purchases must be made online and we ship at no charge.
  2. Shop in person at Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Ragged Records in Davenport

For additional questions about the program please contact reuse@wastecom.com

Keep batteries out of garbage & recycling carts

Help prevent fires at recycling centers and landfills! Keep lithium and rechargeable batteries out of your garbage and recycling carts, and drop them off at the Electronics Recovery Center for proper disposal instead.

Lithium and rechargeable batteries — like those found inside rechargeable electronics such as laptops and cell phones — have caused numerous fires at our facilities (including this one in June 2023 which was suppressed by our Fire Rover system until the Davenport Fire Department arrived) and around the country. These preventable fires can damage public and private property, harm workers and the environment, and even cause loss of life.

Because of this, the Waste Commission of Scott County urges residents and businesses to drop off lithium and rechargeable batteries at the Electronics Recovery Center, 5650 Carey Ave., Davenport for proper disposal. 

The Electronics Recovery Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. No appointment is necessary, and there is no charge for residents of Scott and Rock Island Counties. Residents of other counties as well as businesses may drop off batteries for a small fee. Watch what to do when you arrive at our facility!

Alkaline (non-rechargeable) batteries are considered trash and are safe to throw away in household garbage. We know it can be hard to know what type of battery you have, so if you’re unsure, bring them in and our staff can help.

Thank you for stopping the spark by keeping lithium and rechargeable batteries out of your garbage and recycling carts!

Not sure how to dispose of something? Search the database.

Please note: The Electronics Recovery Center cannot accept batteries with a capacity of 300 or more Watt-hours (Wh). Please contact the manufacturer for proper disposal instructions.