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SWANCC has established an Residential Electronics Recycling Program for televisions, computers, and other electronic materials for member communities.

Electronics Disclaimer, May 2010
In September 2009, Illinois became the 16th state to adopt an electronics recycling law known as the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act. This legislation bans certain electronic items, mainly computers and televisions, from IL landfills. The IL EPA posts a list of approved electronic waste Collectors, Recyclers and Refurbishers at
The following electronics recyclers are not an endorsement by SWANCC, simply a listing of options. It is recommended by SWANCC that you research the downstream recycling practices of any company listed prior to giving them your old electronics.

See Earth 911's article on removing data from electronics.

To learn about the dangers of exporting electronic waste to Third World Countries, visit the Basel Action Network at

Com2 Recycling Solutions is SWANCC's recycling contractor.

The map below shows locations to drop off electronics for recycling. Locations marked in GREEN accept televisions.

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Abt Electronics
1200 N Milwaukee Ave, Glenview
(847) 967-8830
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:  1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closed: Wednesday and Sunday
Recycles most electronics, large appliances and small appliances (e.g., computers, hair dryers, microwaves, toasters,
humidifiers). There is a $30 for TVs and a minimal charge for electronic devices. Large quantities of computers or other
electronics will also be accepted, at a cost of $0.40 per pound.
Abt also recycles cardboard, white polystyrene (styrofoam), batteries, and plastic packaging material. Abt does not accept
glass, light bulbs including Christmas lights, cd/dvd/vhs tapes, and white Styrofoam peanuts. Please bring your recyclables
to the Recycling Center, the freestanding building located just west of the main building.

Trade in an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC desktop or notebook computer for a gift card if it has monetary value, or for
responsible recycling.

Audio Equipment
Sell or recycle audio gear from the 1960s-1980s. Call Brian at (847) 840-1359 for information.

Best Buy
Stores accept most consumer electronics, including computers and notebooks, small electronics, MP3s and DVD players,
home and car audio, keyboards, mice and remotes free of charge. Trade-In program allows consumers to exchange select
gently used electronics for a Best Buy gift card. Recycling kiosks at all stores for rechargeable batteries, cell phones, inkjet
and toner cartridges and wires, cords and cables.

CExchange (Consumer Electronics Exchange)
Electronics trade-in and buyback site that works with manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Accepts many consumer
electronics products and adheres to no-landfill policy. 

Chicago Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N North Branch St, Chicago
Operated by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
Tuesdays: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Saturday of month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Residential waste only (no business or commercial sector waste).
This facility accepts many items for recycling. See site for details.

Com2  Recycling Solutions
Provides quality electronics recycling, resale and asset recovery services to businesses, industry, governments and
institutions throughout North America.

844-CYCLEPOINT (844)-292-5376
Provides drop-off and pick-up services for secure electronics disposal.

Dell Inc.
Dell partners with Goodwill to resell or responsibly recycle old technology (see "Goodwill Industries"). You may also visit
the website to find locations to drop off equipment or print a prepaid shipping label to mail back electronics to Dell for
responsible disposal.

Elgin Recycling
145 South Weiler Road, Arlington Heights
5114 Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake
660 Schiller St., Elgin
161 Center Drive, Gilberts
46 East End Drive, Gilberts
Offers pick-up and drop-off electronic recycling services. There is a fee to recycle televisions and monitors. See website for

Everlights, Inc.
8027 N. Lawndale Ave., Skokie
(877) 934-9873
Accepts some electronics, batteries, and thermostats a well as CFL bulbs, tubes, lamps and ballasts. Call for pricing.

eWorks Electronics Services, Inc.
1201 Estes Street, Elk Grove Village
(217) 364-7543
Daily: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Provides green-tech jobs for people with developmental disabilities. This unique program offers companies an opportunity
to benefit the disabled and responsibly recycle end-of-life assets simultaneously. The mission is to teach, support and
advocate for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to make life choices, exercise independence
and develop responsibility.

Buys gently used electronics. See website for information.

Goodwill Industries
1551 North Dryden Avenue, Arlington Heights
(847) 670-7311
Donate any brand of computer equipment to Reconnect, a partnership between Dell and Goodwill Industries. See website
for drop-off locations and information about Dell's mail-back recycling program.

See website for trade in, cashback and donation recycling options. You may also recycle inkjet and laser jet cartridges and
rechargeable batteries.

Illinois Recycling Services
(708) 314-8624
Recycles electronics and appliances for a fee.  See website for pricing and additional information.

LifeSpan Technology Recycling
(888) 720-0900
Large- and small-scale technology recycling, including computers, printers, monitors, telephone gear and fax machines.
Primarily for businesses.

Midwest Laser Cartridge Corporation
9 South Fairview Ave, Ste 204, Park Ridge
(847) 292-2274
Recycles printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines and computer electronics. Also recycles inkjet, toner and fax cartridges.
See website or call for more details.

Office Depot/Office Max
Buy a tech recycling box in-store and fill with as many acceptable items as will fit, including CRT and LCD monitors, fax
machines, desktop and laptop PCs, printers, scanners, computer peripherals, telephones, digital cameras, video cameras,
VCRs, DVD players, MP3 players, small TVs, cables. See website for more details.

Recycle 4 Cash
Cash offered for obsolete electronics.  See website for value of computers, monitors, cell phones, MP3 players, cameras
and more.  Pre-paid shipping labels available.

Samsung Recycling Direct
Check website for Samsung's mobile take-back program and to print a pre-paid postage label.

Get a Staples eCard for newer technology or responsible recycling of older technology in store or online. See link for items

Supply-Chain Services, Inc. (SSI)
250 W North Ave, Lombard
(630) 629-9344
Call for details and pricing.

Vintage Tech Recyclers
13543 S Route 30, Plainfield
(815) 254-5917
Call for details and pricing. Provides residential recycling for some communities.

Updated 10-27-17

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