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Wheaton Monthly Recycling Event

December 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2024


Recycle electronics, liquid cooking oil, scrap metal, fluorescent tube lights (no CFL’s), and clothing & household textiles at this monthly event. Open to any DuPage County resident. Review details below:

Date: Second Saturday of each month

Time: 9am-Noon

Location:  Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W Liberty Drive, Wheaton (near the Wheaton Police Department)

Safety Protocols:
  • All items must be in the trunk. Volunteers cannot enter the main cabin of the vehicle.
  • Do not exit your vehicle after entering.
  • All textiles should be placed in a clean plastic bag and small electronics should be in a cardboard box. Loose textiles and small electronic items will not be accepted.
  • Cooking oils should be in a sealed container. Container will not be returned to you.
  • Participants who are experiencing any respiratory illness or have ill family members are asked to stay home.

Accepted Electronics

Computer monitors* and televisions*

Computers, laptops, servers, mice, printers, scanners, fax machines, wires, cords & cables, adapters, power supplies, ballasts, circuit boards, computer batteries, computer drives, mainframes, modems, small-scale servers, wires

VCR & DVD players/recorders, cable & converter boxes, digital converter boxes, satellite receivers, video game consoles, docking stations, scanners

Portable music players, electronic keyboards, stereos, CD players

Cell phones, tablets, phones, projectors


Coffee pots (not the glass part)

Fans (metal fans only)


Holiday light strings


Speakers (no large wooden speakers)


Vacuums (no cloth bags)


*Tax-deductible donation fee applies for all televisions and monitors:

  • $25 per TV/monitor with screens smaller than 21 inches 
  • $35 per TV/monitor with screens 21 inches and larger

eWorks Electronic Services Inc. will accept cash (bring exact cash) or credit card payments at the drop-off (no checks), or you can prepay at using the eWorks Online Payment Portal. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt at the time of drop-off.


Not Accepted

DVDs, video/audio cassettes

Large home appliances/white goods (stoves, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, extra-large wooden-box speakers)

Electronics from businesses

Hazardous and chemical waste (mercury-containing devices, thermostats, thermometers, smoke detectors, liquids and gases)

CFL light bulbs

Batteries (household batteries are accepted at STAPLES)

Accepted Items for Textile Recycling
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories (belts, hats, scarves, etc.)
  • Sheets and bedding (no pillows)
  • Towels
  • Toys
  • Purses
  • Rags
  • Other household textiles

All clothing and textiles must be bagged. Items may be in any condition, however, no items with motor oil or oil-based paint/wood stains are accepted.

More info here.



Wheaton Public Works Storage Yard
820 W. Liberty Drive
Wheaton, 60187
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