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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, including flat-screen televisions, monitors, computers, and other 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.

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

Permanent Drop-Off Location:

The following location will host permanent 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!

IDs will be checked for verification of residency in a SWANCC member community. Please note that SWANCC residents are able to participate in any event. Des Plaines residents click HERE for electronics recycling information.

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

Do not drop off electronics other than during posted dates and times.

One-Day Drop-off Events

One-Day events will resume in Spring 2019

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Transfer Station

3 Providence Way, DesPlaines

M-F | 6 am - 4 pm
Sat | 6 am - 12 pm

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