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Electronics Recycling Offered by SWANCC

Are you looking for a place to recycle old electronics?

The Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act does not allow people to throw away TVs, computer monitors and other types of electronics.

However, the nonprofit Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County has two permanent locations for electronics recycling:

  • Glenview Transfer Station, 1151 N. River Road. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Winnetka Public Works, 1390 Willow Road. Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The drop-off sites are closed during holidays and available only to SWANCC's member communities which include Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Glenview, Niles, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Palatine, Skokie, Winnetka and Wilmette.

Aside from the permanent locations, SWANCC will sometimes have electronics recycling events in communities.

Electronics recycling does not include household hazadous materials. It also does not include items such as microwaves, home appliances, dehumidifers and air conditioners. For more information visit SWANCC.

Troy February 28, 2013 at 12:36 AM
There used to be a drop-off nearby in Morton Grove. I'm not going to drive to Glenview or Winnetka to recycle. Put it in the back of your house and a scavenger will pick it up within an hour.
Ed Muldoon February 28, 2013 at 03:42 PM
From the BG email newsletter: 2ND ANNUAL RECYCLE O RAMA (new) To celebrate Earth Day Highway Commissioner Bryant Schroeder in cooperation with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) have organized the 2nd Annual Recycle-O-Rama. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00a.m.- 2:00p.m., at the Vernon Township / Highway Department Offices located at 3050 N Main St, Buffalo Grove. Residents are invited to recycle: Electronics Gym shoes Florescent Bulbs (up to 4ft) Corks (not plastic) Batteries CDs , DVDs, Media Disks Cassettes Hearing Aids Eye Glasses & Accessories Cell Phones Keys Aluminum Tabs Ink Cartridges Crayons Gently Used Books Propane Tanks Car Batteries Fire Extinguishers Latex Paint (small fee) Confidential Document Shredding Propane Tanks Fire Extinguishers They will also be collecting non perishable food for the Vernon Township Food Pantry. Donations begin to drop off at this time of year and with the increasing amount of people in need in our community any donation would be greatly appreciated. To encourage community involvement help on the day of the event, the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and students from Stevenson and Vernon Hills High Schools will participate. If you have any questions regarding this event contact Commissioner Schroeder by e-mail at mailto:bschroeder@vernontownship.com
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