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Electronics Recycling

 

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.   

COM2’s recycling program for monitors and TV’s consists of de-manufacturing the units.  We have a no landfill policy.  The materials are separated by their raw material components.  The plastics are sent to a plastic manufacturer for reuse in plastic manufacturing; metals are sent to a metals smelter for metal manufacturing; printed circuit boards, copper wiring and yokes are sent to a copper smelter.  One of our unique capabilities is our in-house process for recycling CRT glass.
 
COM2 is one of the nation’s premier glass to glass recycling companies.  Com2 has developed a recycling technology to separate the front panel and back part (funnel) of a cathode ray tube.  Along with a phosphor cleaning process, the automated system has a “surface profiling” function to achieve high quality separation with no mixing between the front panel and funnel glass.  The separated glass is then cleaned to produce furnace grade cullet. For more information, visist com2Recycling.com.

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.

Glenview Transfer Station
1151 N River Rd
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Closed:    May 31. 2014
               July 5, 2014
               September 6, 2014
               November 29, 2014
               December 27. 2014
                January 3, 2015
 
Hoffman Estates Village Hall
1900 Hassell Road
Mondays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Opens Monday, April 7, 2014 to close in November.
Closed:    May 26. 2014
               September 1, 2014

 
Mount Prospect Public Works Facility
1700 W Central Road
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Opens Wednesday, April 9, 2014 to close in October.
 
Winnetka Public Works 
1390 Willow Rd
Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed:    November 27. 2014
                  December 25. 2014
                 January 1, 2015

Do not drop off electronics other than during posted dates and times. Thank you for your cooperation.

One-Day Drop-Off Locations

Additionally, this spring, summer and fall, SWANCC is coordinating 15 one-day events for additional recycling options. Materials from businesses, schools or institutions will not be accepted.

The following dates are scheduled for 2014. Additional details will be added as it becomes available. 

Sunday, April 6: Skokie
Niles North High School
9800 Lawler Avenue
10 am - 2 pm

Saturday, April 26: Arlington Heights
Nokia Siemens Networks
1501 W Shure Drive
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, May 10: Wheeling
Public Works
77 W Hintz Rd
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, May 17: Morton Grove
Civic Center
6140 W Dempster Street
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, June 21: Elk Grove Village
Oakton Fire Station 8
1000 Oakton Street
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, June 28: Niles
Public Works
6849 Touhy Avenue
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, July 12: Evanston
Evanston High School
1600 Dodge Avenue
TBA

*Saturday, July 19: Glenview
Police Department
2500 East Lake Avenue
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, July 26: Glencoe
Metra Parking Lot
Park Ave. and Green Bay Rd.
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, August 9: Hoffman Estates
Public Works
2305 Pembroke Ave.
9 am - 1 pm

*Saturday, August 16: Palatine
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
9 am - 12 pm
 
*Saturday, September 6: Wilmette
Public Works
711 Laramie
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, September 13: Buffalo Grove
Parking  lot behind Banner Plumbing
151 Hastings Lane
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, October 4: Rolling Meadows
Public Works
3900 Berdnick Street
9 am - 12 pm

*Saturday, October 18: Barrington
North Commuter Parking Lot
Main & Wool Streets
9 am - 12 pm

 

*denotes a combination event for Electronics Recycling and Document Destruction

Also see: SWANCC's Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory provides additional options for electronics recycling.

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