Since 1999, SWANCC has provided environmentally-responsible recycling for end-of-life computers and electronics.
Starting January 1, 2012, the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2313) bans televisions and computer monitors from going into Illinois landfills.
Under the new legislation, only the materials listed to the right will be accepted in SWANCC's permanent and community recycling programs. Please review the Cook County Electronics Reuse and Recycling brochure and video found to the right to learn why electronics are banned from Illinois landfills and options for reuse or recycling.
For a list of recycling options for items not taken in the program such as home appliances, dehumidifiers, humidifiers and air conditioners, visit SWANCC’s Green Pages directory. Do not bring household hazardous waste or other unlisted items. Do not drop off electronics other than during the posted dates and times. Thank you for your cooperation!
Com2 Recycling Solutions contracts with SWANCC to responsibly recycle electronics. COM2 is a premier International electronic recycling company with BAN e-Steward and R2 certifications, located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. The company is SBA 8A registered and has been in business for approximately twelve (12) years. The operation consists of an 86,000 square foot facility and has a workforce of one hundred thirty two (132) employees. We are ISO 14001, 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. COM2 properly recycles e-wastes in the spirit of BAN e-Steward and R2 principles. Our process concentrates on reuse and de-manufacturing electronic equipment for raw material value.
Permanent Drop-Off Locations
The following communities will host permanent electronics locations for residents who live in a member community. Collection locations will be closed on national holidays. IDs will be checked for verification of residency in a SWANCC member community.
1151 N River Road, Des Plaines
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
1900 Hassell Road
Mondays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
BEGINS APRIL 6
1700 W Central Road
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
BEGINS APRIL 8
Winnetka Public Works
Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (through April 28)
Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Do not drop off electronics other than during posted dates and times. Thank you for your cooperation.
One-Day Drop-Off Locations
The following communities will host one-day electronics events for SWANCC residents. IDs will be checked for verification of residency in a SWANCC member community. Some events also include paper shredding. All one-day drop-off events are tentative until April 9, 2015.
Sunday, April 19: Skokie
Niles North High School
9800 N. Lawler
10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, April 25: Arlington Heights
Nokia Siemens Networks
1501 W. Shure Drive
9 am – 12 pm
Saturday, July 11: Evanston
Both Electronics and Shredding
Also see: SWANCC's Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory provides additional options for electronics recycling.