Recycling

Commercial Recycling


The Village of Lombard encourages commercial property owners (all businesses and residential buildings with 5 or more units) to recycle. Recycling reduces the volume of refuse going to landfills as well as the customer’s overall solid waste service costs since recycling fees are 30% lower than refuse fees. See the current schedule of fees.

Per the Village’s Contract with Waste Management, each commercial customer may receive one 96-gallon blue recycling toter with once weekly service at no cost for the duration of the Contract (currently 3/31/24).

Commercial property owners must only use collection companies that are licensed to operate in the Village. These businesses are insured and bonded to protect against damage to Village streets and facilities. In addition to Waste Management, the following companies currently hold a license to collect non-typical recyclables (such as baled cardboard, scrap metal, wood and electronics):

      Flood Brothers Disposal Company (630) 261-0400
      Molenhouse Enterprises (630) 836-9100
      Lakeshore Recycling Systems, d/b/a K. Hoving Recycling & Disposal (630) 377-7000
           and Active Disposal (847) 564-1901
   
If you would rather not have collection service, there are drop-off alternatives available. The DuPage County Recycling Guide is a compilation of many area businesses that accept various items for recycling, including things such as batteries, books, electronics, paint, etc. Some resale shops may provide pickup as well as drop-off services. Donations should be in usable/working condition unless otherwise noted. Check your local yellow pages for resale shops in your area.

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  (847) 397-2900
(Accepts electronics, including CRT monitors and TVs for a fee; pick up service is available)
 21W301 Lake Street, Unit 3, Addison 

Best Buy  (630) 620-9040
(Accepts electronics including monitors and TVs for a fee)
1432 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove

Com2 Computers  (630) 653-2662
1196 S. Main Street, Lombard
 
eWorks  (855) 213-8348
(Accepts electronics, including CRT monitors and TVs for a fee)
Various locations, including Burr Ridge and Elk Grove Village
  
Elgin Recycling  (847) 741-4100
(Accepts electronics including, CRT monitors and TVs for a fee; pick up service is available)
Various Locations 
  
Goodwill Industries  (630) 576-4650
(Does not accept tube TVs) 
351 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard
    
Supply-Chain Services Inc.  (630) 629-9344
(Accepts electronics, including CRT monitors and TVs for a fee)
250 W. North Ave., Lombard 
  
Donate Your Computer to the People’s Resource Center 
If your computer and accessories, not including inkjet printers, are less than 5 years old and functional, consider donating it to the PRC in Wheaton or Westmont. It will be used for job training and otherwise help someone in need. See http://www.peoplesrc.org/donate-food-or-goods or send an email to computers@peoplesrc.org for more information.

Waste Management - At Your Door Collection
In addition, CRTs may be collected along with Household Hazardous Waste through Waste Management’s At-Your-Door program. Per the Village’s Contract, Waste Management is providing 180 no-cost pick-ups annually for Household Hazardous Waste and other hard-to-dispose-of items, as listed here. Residents make arrangements directly with Waste Management and requests beyond the first 180 within a calendar year are subject to a fee. Scheduling begins each year on January 1st. It is suggested that residents should coordinate with neighbors to combine small volumes into a larger amount for collection. Visit www.wmatyourdoor.com, email atyourdoor@wm.com, or call 800-449-7587 for more information and to request a service.   
 
For residents that have used Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection, please complete this short satisfaction survey.