Electronics Recycling

Electronics is one of our biggest challenges in environmentally friendly waste disposal. Recycling and proper disposal enables sustainable use of materials and prevents the release of hazardous materials into our environment. Per State of Illinois law, as of January 1, 2012 landfilling of electronics is prohibited. Thus, refuse haulers will not remove electronic devices from properties and property owners must find other avenues to discard these items. The State Statute can be found at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/95/PDF/095-0959.pdf

Unfortunately, the cost of collecting electronics has recently increased to the point of being cost-prohibitive to include in the Village's annual Recycling Extravaganza. This is due to complexities in the State statute regarding manufacturers’ responsibilities, recyclers’ processing costs, and also commodity market conditions. However, Goodwill’s store at 351 E. Roosevelt accepts electronics during business hours for recycling, with exception of CRT televisions and monitors. For CRT televisions and monitors, options are currently limited throughout Illinois. The following private sector options are currently available for electronics recycling.
 
AVA Recycling
(Accepts electronics, including CRT monitors and TVs for a fee; pick up service is available)
2000 Bloomingdale Road, Suite 210, Glendale Heights
630-780-4560

Com2 Computers
1196 S. Main Street, Lombard
(630) 653-2662

Elgin Recycling
(Accepts electronics including CRT monitors and TVs for fee; pick up service is available)
Various Locations 
(847) 741-4100
 
Goodwill Industries
(Does not accept tube TVs) 
351 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard
(630) 576-4650
  
Supply-Chain Services Inc. 
(Only accepts laptops and CPUs)
250 W. North Ave., Lombard 
(630) 629-9344 


In addition, CRTs may be collected along with Household Hazardous Waste through Waste Management’s At-Your-Door program.