SWANCC works with Com2 Recycling Solutions to provide environmentally responsible recycling for certain end-of-life electronics. In 2012, Illinois adopted legislation that prohibits landfilling of "Covered and Eligible Electronic Devices" which are listed in the table below. Under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, there is a limit of seven (7) items per household and no electronics can be accepted from municipalities, schools, businesses, or institutions. Items must be intact.
Electronics Accepted in SWANCC's Recycling Program:
Computers (Desktops, Notebooks, Tablets)
Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs)
Printers (Multi-function Printers)
Televisions (All Types)
Video Game Consoles
Other electronic materials such as small household appliances (toasters, blenders, coffee makers, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, lamps, and stereo equipment) can be thrown away in the garbage if they cannot be donated for reuse or recycled through other entities. See the Reuse and Recycling Directory for options and call location first to confirm that your items will be accepted.
Weekly SWANCC Resident Drop-Off Locations:
The following location hosts 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
Located on the east side of Des Plaines River Road, 1/4 mile north of Central road, directly across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Open Year-Round (except Saturdays following a holiday when garbage collection is delayed)
SWANCC also partners with member communities to provide seasonal One-Day Electronics Reycling Events from April through October available to all member community residents. You can find dates of SWANCC Member One-Day Community Events on the Calendar.