Electronics Recycling

SWANCC provides environmentally-responsible recycling programs for end-of-life computers and electronics for residents of its member communities. In 2012, Illinois adopted legislation that prohibits landfilling of "Covered and Eligible Electronic Devices" which are included under the Acceptable Materials list on the right. Under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, there is a limit of 7 items per household and no electronics can be accepted from municipalities, schools, businesses, or institutions.

Small household appliances, such as toasters, blenders, coffee makers, and lamps can be thrown away in the garbage if they cannot be donated for reuse. Microwaves can be taken to a scrap metal company for recovery. Some electronics may be taken to retailers such as a Goodwill or Best Buy store for recycling.  Please call first to confirm that your items will be accepted. See the Agency’s Green Pages Directory for registered recyclers.

The map below shows available locations to drop off electronics for recycling.  Some businesses offer pickup services for a fee. Please call location for details. Locations marked in GREEN accept televisions.


For a larger map Click Here.

Additional Resources:
See Earth 911's article on removing data from electronics.

Des Plaines residents click HERE for electronics recycling information.

Weekly SWANCC Member Drop-Off Locations:

The following locations will host weekly electronics collections for residents who live in any SWANCC member community. There is NO FEE for this service and unloading assistance is provided. Collection locations will be closed on national holidays and in severe weather!

Only Residents of SWANCC member communities may participate in events. IDs will be checked. Do not drop off electronics other than during posted dates and times. 

Glenview Transfer Station
3 Providence Way, Des Plaines
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Open Year-Round

CLOSED on February 13, 2021


Sites to open in Late Spring 2021:

Hoffman Estates Village Hall

1900 Hassell Rd
Mondays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mount Prospect Public Works
1700 W Central Rd

Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Winnetka Public Works
1390 Willow Rd
Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

CLICK HERE for a calendar of SWANCC Member One-Day Community Events