City Announces Spring Free E-waste Recycling Date and Location

City of Racine – Mayor Cory Mason and the Department of Public Works announced the date and location of the next free e-waste recycling and disposal event.

The City of Racine currently has a charge for the disposal of Tires, Microwaves, Televisions, Computer Monitors, Freon Appliances and Non-Freon White Goods.  However, last summer the City held its first free drop off event, which garnered widespread interest and participation from City residents.

“Clearly there was a need for this type of event and I am happy that we are able to offer this service again. We weren’t sure what to expect last summer but we ended up with an amazing turn out. We learned some important lessons from the last event and have made some changes to help address the long lines and traffic congestion we had at the Pearl Street facility,” said Mayor Mason. “I encourage City residents to take this opportunity to do some spring cleaning. We will have City staff standing by to take your recyclables.”

Jacobsen Site Map

This spring the free drop-off event will be held at the former Jacobsen Site, known as the South Side Industrial Park at 1800 S. Memorial Drive (and DeKoven Avenue).

The Free Drop-Off event is intended for City of Racine residents only and will require proof of residency such as a driver’s license, utility bill or property tax bill.  NO commercial or business drop-offs are allowed and a limit of 8 Tires per resident will be enforced.

The Free Drop-Off Event will take place on:
Saturday – May 11, 2019
10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.
1800 S. Memorial Drive (Entrance on S. Memorial Drive at 18th St.)

The City’s Pearl Street Facility will be open, but normal fee’s will be charged for any items brought to the Pearl Street site.