Electronics Recycling is not available at SCARCE. Please see below for locations.
Keep E-Waste Out of Landfills
Illinois banned electronic waste (“e-waste”) from landfills in 2012. Electronic items contain hazardous chemicals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. If not properly recycled, these chemicals can make their way from landfills to contaminate our soil, water and air. Many electronics must be recycled through an electronics recycling program.
It is always best to double check with each drop-off site to confirm what is being accepted before loading up your car. If you do not see your town on our list, we suggest you check with them to see if they offer an e-waste recycling program for residents.
UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 2019
Items that Are Accepted (Always Confirm With Each Location Exactly What They Accept)
Specific locations vary in what they collect. NO hazardous waste accepted at any collection.
- Computers & tablets
- TVs & Monitors
- Keyboards and mice
- Printers and scanners
- Small scale servers
- Satellite and cable receivers
- Digital converter boxes
- DVD players and recorders
- Video game consoles
- Fax machines
- Portable digital music players
- Holiday lights
- Cell phones
- Modems and Adapters
- Power supplies
- Cables, wires and extension cords
Locations in DuPage County
In addition to the programs below, residents are encouraged to check with their local municipality or waste hauler for electronics recycling options. Unless otherwise stated, programs below are for any resident of DuPage County.
Addison (Addison Residents Only)
The Recycling Center
711 N. Addison Road
Addison Township (Addison Township residents only)
411 W. Potter, Wood Dale
2nd Saturdays April -Nov 8am-12pm
More info call: 630-766-2228
Bloomingdale Township (Bloomingdale Township Residents ONLY)
6N030 Rosedale Ave, Bloomingdale
1st Saturday of the month** 8am-12pm, except holiday weekends
Note: September 2016 event will be held on September 10th
Downers Grove Township Highway Dpt.
318 Quincy St. Westmont
3rd Saturday of each month** 8am-12pm, except holiday weekends
Pre-paid fees apply for TVs/Monitors
847-397-2900 for more information
Commuter Parking Lot B
925 Burlington Ave Lisle
3rd Saturday of each month 8 AM – 12 PM
Most Household electronics.
TVs & Monitors accepted. $25 for smaller than 21″, $35 for 21″ and larger
DuPage County Residents Only.
Lisle Accepted/Unaccepted Items
Naperville Environmental Collection Campus
180 Fort Hill Drive
Most Household Electronics. TVs & Monitors accepted. $25 for smaller than 21″, $35 for 21″ and larger
List of Accepted/Unaccepted Items
West Chicago (Groot)
1995 Powis Road West Chicago
Saturdays 8 AM – 11 AM
Contact Groot at (877) 775-1200 with any questions
Villa Park (Villa Park Residents only)
Public Works Garage
20 W. Home Ave
3rd Saturday of Month 9am-12pm
Limit 1 TV per visit
Wheaton – Drop Off
Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty Drive (near Wheaton Police Department)
2nd Saturdays of month 9 AM – 12pm
Most household electronics accepted for free
TVs & Monitors accepted: $25 for smaller than 21″, $35 for 21″ and larger
Wheaton Accepted/Unaccepted Items
Wheaton – Curbside Pick-Up
Call Lakeshore Recycling Systems (773-685-8811) at least one day before your pickup day. Items must be placed at the curb with appropriate stickers by 6am on your pick up day. See link for details.
Groot (County 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
Visit the link for each retail location to view a full list of what they accept.
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
Various household electronics, limit three (3) items per household per day. May accept TVs for a fee – check with your local store. Haul-away options available for a fee.
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.
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
Supply-Chain Services, Inc (SSI)
Only Accepts Computers, Laptops, Cell Phones.
250 W North Ave, Lombard, 8:30am-4:30pm
The Habitat for Humanity Restore
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.