Electronics Recycling

A permanent drop-off site for electronics recycling is now open to Wilmette residents 24 hours each day at the Public Works Facility, 711 Laramie Avenue. There is a 20-yard dumpster (pictured) located in the south driveway in which residents can drop off items to be recycled.

The back of the dumpster will remain open to make dropping off large items easier. Representatives from Advanced Disposal will be available at the site on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.  – noon and can assist residents with larger items.

The following is a full list of acceptable items to drop off at this location:

  • Cable Boxes and Receivers
  • Calculators
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer cable
  • Computer monitors
  • Computers (Desktops, Notebooks, Tablets)
  • Converter Boxes
  • DVD, BluRay, VHS Recorders and Players
  • Fax Machines
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • MP3 Players
  • Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs)
  • Power Tools or Cords
  • Printers (Multi-function Printers)
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (All Types)
  • Typewriters
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Zip Drives

Please be advised, the following items are no longer accepted at permanent drop-off sites and one-day events: answering machines, small household appliances (such as toasters, blenders, coffee makers, lamps, vacuum cleaners, etc.), microwaves, shredders, and stereo equipment. Microwaves are considered “white goods” and will be collected by Advanced Disposal free of charge; however, you will need to call 847-272-4145 to schedule a collection. If you are not able to donate these other items to a third-party, they can be disposed of in your regular trash.

The following locations also host permanent electronics recycling drop-off. Collection locations will be closed on national holidays. For a list of accepted items, please click here. For more information on the recycling legislation, and to see what happens to your electronics when they are recycled, please view this short video: Cook County Electronics Reuse and Recycling.

Glenview Transfer Station
3 Providence Way, Des Plaines
(847) 724-9205
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Open Year-Round

Winnetka Public Works 
1390 Willow Road
(847) 716-3568
Thursdays: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Open April – November Only

One-Day Recycling Events: Many SWANCC member communities also host annual one-day electronic recycling events, often coinciding with a document destruction event. For a complete list of events this year, please click here. 

To view other recycling locations and options, please visit SWANCC’s Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory.

At-Home Pickup for Electronics: A number of retailers in the area offer at-home pickup of electronics, for a fee. Certain charitable organizations may also pick up electronics free of charge. Please visit http://swancc.org/recycling/electronics-recycling for more information.

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