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Wheaton Recycling Extravaganza

April 10, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am CDT

Accepted Items
  • Household Electronics

**Fee applies to recycle televisions and monitors: $25-$35 based on size. Credit card or cash accepted. Or pay in advance on the eWorks Payment Portal.

AdaptorsComputers (CPUs, tablets, batteries)MainframesSatellite Receivers
BallastsCords & CablesMiceScanners
BlendersDigital Converter BoxesMicrowavesSmall Scale Servers
Cable / Converter Boxes and ReceiversDocking StationsModemsSpeakers - no large wood speakers
CamerasDVD Players and RecordersMonitors** (fee applies)Stereos
CD PlayersFans (metal fans only)PDA OrganizersTablets
Cell PhonesFax MachinesPhonesToasters
Christmas LightsHard DrivesPortable Digital Music PlayersTVs/Televisions** (fee applies)
Circuit BoardsHumidifiersPower SuppliesVacuums (no cloth bags)
Coffee Pots (not the glass part)KeyboardsPrintersVCRs, Video Game Consoles
Computer DrivesLaptopsProjectorsWire
More Accepted Items:
  • Textiles: clothing, towels, bedding & shoes. Items MUST be in a plastic bag
  • Syringes & EpiPens: household generated medical sharps (needles, syringes, lancets, etc) in a thick plastic container.
  • Medications: prescription and non-prescription. Empty all pills into one zip-top bag. No packaging.
  • Paper Shredding: Strict 3 box limit  (standard copier paper/bankers size boxes).
    • Remove binders, rubber bands, plastic page protectors, plastic bags, plastic file tabs, CDs and other hard items (they are fire hazard for shred truck! Staples and Paper Clips do not need to be removed.
  • Scrap Metal: such as pots, pans, tomato cages, metal lawn furniture, metal hangers etc
  • Bikes, bike parts and accessories (helmets, working pumps, parts etc)
  • Brita water filters & pitchers (Brita brand only)
  • Books – storybooks, novels, textbooks etc
  • Music records (LPs, 45s, 78s)
  • Musical Instruments & sheet music
  • Eyeglasses & hearing aids
  • X-ray, MRI, and Lithographic Film – no envelopes, remove personal info/paper documents
  • Latex Paint  recycling (fees apply)
    • Latex paint = $2.50/quart, $5/gallon, $18/5-gallon container (cash or credit card accepted)
  • Aerosol products $1/can (credit card only) View full list of accepted aerosol cans.
  • Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries (car, boat, motorcycle, sump pump)
  • Propane tanks (including those for grills or camp stoves)
  • Liquid vegetable cooking oil (no animal fats/grease)
  • Ink jet cartridges – No toners.
Not Accepted

No air conditioners, cassettes/VHS/DVDs/CDs, Hazardous Waste, household chemicals, large home appliances, liquids or gases, mercury-containing devices, smoke detectors, thermometers/thermostats, white goods. 

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General Info

Recycling Extravaganzas are drive through recycling and reuse events. Residents can load up their car and volunteers unload the items they wish to recycle or donate. Participation is free unless otherwise noted. 

Can’t make it to this event? View on-going electronics recycling opportunities around DuPage County

View our full list of recycling events.


Wheaton Commuter Parking Lot 9
Corner of Carlton and Liberty
Wheaton, IL United States
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