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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, visit

Permanent Drop-Off Locations

The following communities will host permanent electronics locations for residents who live in any SWANCC member community. Collection locations will be closed on national holidays. IDs will be checked for verification of residency in a SWANCC member community. Please note that SWANCC residents are able to participate in any event, regardless of location.

Glenview Transfer Station
1151 N River Road, Des Plaines
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Winnetka Public Works 
1390 Willow Road
Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Hoffman Estates Village Hall 
1900 Hassell Road
Mondays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Mount Prospect Public Works 
1700 W Central Road 
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Do not drop off electronics other than during posted dates and times. Thank you for your cooperation.


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

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