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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:
R2solutions.org
Ban.org
Illinois.gov
See Earth 911's article on removing data from electronics.
 

Weekly 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!

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-CLOSED JULY 6th
3 Providence Way, Des Plaines
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Open Year-Round

Hoffman Estates Village Hall - CLOSED 6/24/19 DUE TO WEATHER
1900 Hassell Rd
Mondays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
April - November only

Mount Prospect Public Works 
1700 W Central Rd
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
April - October only

Winnetka Public Works-CLOSED INDEPENDENCE DAY-JULY 4th
1390 Willow Rd
Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April - November only

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

Upcoming 2019 One-Day Community Events

Saturday, June 22
9 AM to 12 PM
Glencoe Metra Station
SE Commuter Parking Lot, Glencoe 60022
(East of tracks, South of Park Ave.)
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, June 29
9 AM to 12 PM
Niles Public Services Department
6849 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles 60714
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, July 6
9 AM to 12 PM
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston 60201
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, July 13
9 AM to 12 PM
Glenview Municipal Center
2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview 60026
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, July 20
9 AM to 12 PM
Harper College
1200 Algonquin Road, Palatine 60067
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, August 17
9 AM to 1 PM
Hoffman Estates Public Works    
2305 Pembroke Avenue, Hoffman Estates 60169
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, September 14
9 AM to 12 PM    
Banner Plumbing Parking Lot
151 Hastings Road, Buffalo Grove 60089
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, October 5
9 AM to 12 PM    
Rolling Meadows Public Works
3900 Berdnick Street, Rolling Meadows 60008
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, October 19
9 AM to 12 PM    
Park Ridge Public Works
400 Busse Highway, Park Ridge 60068
Electronics and Document Destruction

Completed 2019 One-Day Community Events

Sunday, April 14
10 AM to 2 PM
Niles North High School
9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie 60077
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, April 27
9 AM to 12 PM
Arlington International Racecourse
(entrance off N. Wilke Road)
2200 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights 60005
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, May 4
9 AM to 12 PM
Wheeling Public Works
77 W. Hintz Road, Wheeling 60090
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, May 18
9 AM to 12 PM
Morton Grove Civic Center
6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove 60053
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, June 1
9 AM to 12 PM
Elk Grove Public Works
450 E. Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village 60007
Electronics and Document Destruction

Saturday, June 8
9 AM to 12 PM
Prospect Heights Metra Station
55 S. Wolf Road, Prospect Heights 60070
Electronics and Document Destruction

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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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