A new electronics recycling law came into effect on January 1, 2012. The new law requires that most electronic items be recycled and not included with regular trash.
DuPage County has several sites available to drop-off electronics for recycling, including:
- Glendale Heights Public Services Garage - (closed during winter – will reopen in spring) every Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1645 Glen Ellyn Rd., (630) 260-6040
- Hanover Park Public Works Facility – weekdays Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 2121 Lake St., (630) 372-4440
- Wheaton Public Works Storage Lot – 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon at 821 W. Liberty Dr. (west of Carlton across from Public Works garage), (630) 260-2000
Items must now be recycled include:
- Computer monitors
- Computers, including tablets
- Electronic keyboards
- Electronic mice
- Fax machines
- Portable digital music players
- DVD players
- DVD recorders
- Video game consoles
- Small-scale servers
- Digital converter boxes
- Cable receivers
- Satellite receivers
Find recycling info:
Counties and solid waste agencies are some of the best sources for information about when and where to recycle electronics banned from landfills, recycling experts say. Here are some suburban sources:
- DuPage County – dupageco.org, click on waste, recycling, and green initiatives under “find” in the “I want to” tab.
- Environmental Defenders of McHenry County – mcdef.org
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – epa.state.il.us, click on recycling tab on left, click on electronics.
- Kane County – countyofkane.org, find recycling in the QRST section of the A-Z services tab.
- McHenry County – co.mchenry.il.us, click on green pages on the left.
- Solid Waste Agency of Lake County – swalco.org, click on electronics tab on top.
- Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County – swancc.org, highlight recycling drop-down menu, click on electronics recycling.
- Will County – willcountygreen.com