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Wheaton Monthly Recycling Event

March 9 @ 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 October 12, 2024


This event is open to any household! Review details below:

Accepted for Recycling:
  • Clothing, shoes, & household textiles
  • Scrap metal
  • Liquid cooking oil (for recycling into biofuel)
  • Fluorescent tube lights (no CFL bulbs), 
  • Electronics

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 of vehicle prior to entering the event. Volunteers cannot enter the passenger compartment of any vehicle.
  • Participants are not allowed to exit their vehicle after entering the event.
  • 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.
  • Televisions and monitors must be paid for in cash (no change given) or prepaid through the eWorks Online Payment Portal. A receipt for prepaid items must be displayed to staff prior to a television or monitor being accepted. Cost is $25 per TV/monitor with screen smaller than 21″ and $35 per TV/monitor with screen 21″ or larger.
  • 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
  • Cameras
  • Coffee pots (not the glass part)
  • Fans (metal fans only)
  • Humidifiers
  • Holiday light strings
  • Microwaves
  • Speakers (no large wooden speakers)
  • Toasters
  • 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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