LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Stores aren't the only places staying busy after Christmas.
The La Crosse County Disposal Facility workers said they tend to see more people dropping off items like TVs and computers.
Christmas is over, which means La Crosse County special waste manager Randy Nedrelo is expecting more people to bring in their electronics to be recycled.
"We do tend to see an increase in electronics coming in after Christmas. People are recycling their old ones," said Nedrelo.
Nedrelo said he thinks electronics recycling is on the rise, because there's an increased awareness.
He also said it's because it's illegal to throw items like TVs, computers, printers and cell phones into landfills.
"Electronic recycling's been up. I mean we've had a lot of electronics. Each of the last three years has increased every year," said Nedrelo.
This year, the La Crosse County Disposal Facility will take in more than 300,000 pounds of electronics to be recycled.
The DNR said between January 2010 and June 2013 123 million pounds of electronics were recycled in Wisconsin.
Some people we talked to said recycling electronics is convenient.
"Real easy. They make it real easy. Just drive up, drop it off and go," said Paul Lavold.
"You're not even allowed to take them out of your own car so you have somebody do it for you. It's like having a butler," said Mirko Velimirovic.
"It's nice. I've brought a few things up here quite a few times, and it's not too bad," said Mike Bakalars.
You can drop off your electronics at the La Crosse County Disposal Facility for free.
However, there's a fee for items such as refrigerators and air conditioners.
It's $15 for a small one, and $20 for a large one.
You can also bring electronics to be recycled to Harter's Quick Clean Up in La Crosse.
Some items such as computer towers are recycled for free, but there's a charge for some TVs and monitors depending on the brand.
Items like air conditioners and refrigerators can be recycled at $10 a piece.
Appliances without Freon are recycled for free.