Electronics Recycling is not available at SCARCE. Please see below for locations.
Keep E-Waste Out of Landfills
Electronic items contain chemicals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. If not properly recycled, these chemicals can make their way from landfills into our soil, water and air.
In 2013, Illinois residents recycled more than 20 million pounds of electronics. Electronic manufacturing companies are required to fund electronic recycling. There is a formula which requires them to pay for the number of pounds of electronic recycling equal to the pounds sold. Twenty million pounds exceeds what they sold in the year.
Many drop off sites in and around DuPage County are currently on hold for the time being.
Several of us are working on new opportunities, such as increasing the number of curbside collection programs. In the meantime, please double check with each individual drop off site to be sure it is still operating and confirm what is being accepted at that specific location before loading up your car with electronics.
Accepted Items Vary (Always Confirm With Each Location What They Acccept)
NO hazardous waste accepted at any collection. Visit the links for each retail location to view a list of what they accept.
- Printers & Fax Machines
- Vacuum Cleaners (remove dust bag)
- Small Appliances
- Coffee Makers
- Curling Irons & Hair Dryers
- Rechargeable Household Batteries
- Toner Cartridges
Locations in DuPage County
4930 Lincoln Avenue, (IL Rt. 53) Lisle
3rd Saturday of each month 9 AM – 11 AM
Most Household electronics. Flat Screen TVs ONLY
DuPage County Residents Only.
West Chicago (Groot)
1995 Powis Road West Chicago
Saturdays 8 AM – 11 AM
Contact Groot at (877) 775-1200 with any questions
Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty Drive (near Wheaton Police Department)
Second Saturdays of each month 9 AM – Noon
Most household electronics. FLAT SCREEN TVs ONLY.
Wheaton (Wheaton Residents Only)
Curbside Pick up Call Advanced Disposal Services at 630-587-8282 at least one day before your garbage day.
1 Garbage sticker per item. Smaller items can be bundled, up to 4 small items for one sticker.
The City and garbage hauler are not responsible for the security of items placed at the curb.
Downers Grove Township Highway Dpt.
318 Quincy St. Westmont
3rd Saturday of each month (Fee for TVs)
847-397-2900 for more information
Groot (Residents with Groot as waste hauler)
Curbside Pick Up Call (877) 775-1200 to arrange pick up. Cost is $30 and includes up to 6 items.
Retail Electronics Recycling Programs
Two locations, must call in advance to drop off or schedule a pickup. No VHS/Cassette/DVDs
1555 Naperville Rd #107, Naperville (630)780-4560 *TVs Not Accepted in Naperville
2000 Bloomingdale Rd ste #210, Glendale Heights (847)397-2900 *Accepts TV, Fees Apply
No longer accepts TVs for recycling as of January 31st, 2016
Free program. Accept electronics in working condition as well as nonworking:
Cell phones, tablets, computers, computer parts & accessories, Printers, Scanners, cables & cords, software, Ink & Toner cartridges *No longer accepts Televisions or Monitors of Any Kind*
Please call your local Goodwill for hours and to confirm they can accept your donation.
Last Friday of the Month, 9am-5pm
501 N State St, Unit C, Elgin (847) 468-1700
Free electronics recycling including TVs (Up to 10 Items).
Free recycling of cell phones, rechargeable batteries, ink & toner cartridges
Paid program for other household electronics Small box : $5, Medium: $10, Large : $15
Accepted items: Monitors (CRTs, LCD) Desktop and Laptop PCs and computer accessories (mice, keyboards, speakers, etc.), Fax machines, printers/all-in-ones, scanners, Digital and video cameras, VCRS, DVD players, MP3 players, small televisions, Cords and cables
Limit 6 items per customer per day. No TV’s, appliances, large speakers, lamps/bulbs. Free, Secure recycling – any brand, any condition
Only Accepts Computers, Laptops, Cell Phones.
250 W North Ave, Lombard, 8:30am-4:30pm
869 S Rohlwing Rd (Rte 53) Addison
Drop off Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Offer a pick-up service for select large donations
Accepts: working condition light fixtures, lamps, ceiling fans & appliances (less than 7 years old, neutral colors), window air conditioners.
Residents are encouraged to contact their waste hauler to inquire if they have a curbside electronics pick up service.
Please call for details on what items each program accepts
SCARCE and programs listed are not liable for data removal or protection. Back up your data and wipe your hard drive before dropping off your equipment. There are free programs available online to erase your hard drive.
For More Information on Electornics Recycling in DuPage County