Electronics Recycling

A dumpster for electronics recycling is located at the Public Works Facility at 711 Laramie Ave. As of January 15, 2021, residents can drop off items Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM. On the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Waste Management will be on site to 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 Waste Management free of charge; however, you will need to call (800) 796-9696 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.

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.

SWANCC Member Drop-Off Locations: The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) offers weekly electronics drop-off sites 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!

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. 

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 SWANCC’s Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory for more information.

This page was last updated 8/22/23.