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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. IDs will be checked for verification of residency in a SWANCC member community.

Glenview Transfer Station
1151 N River Road, Des Plaines
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
CLOSED: May 30, 2015,  July 4, 2015, September 12, 2015, November 28, 2015, December 26, 2015, and January 2, 2016
 
Hoffman Estates Village Hall 
1900 Hassell Road
Mondays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Through November 2015
CLOSED: May 25, 2015 and September 7, 2015
 
Mount Prospect Public Works 
1700 W Central Road 
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Through October 2015

Winnetka Public Works 
1390 Willow Road
Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
CLOSED: November 26, 2015 and December 26, 2015

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. 

Saturday, May 23: Morton Grove
Civic Center
6140 Dempster Street
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, May 30: Wheeling
Public Works Building
77 W. Hintz Road
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, June 13: Elk Grove Village
Fire Station #8
1000 Oakton Street
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, June 20: Prospect Heights
Metro Lot
101 S. Wolf Road
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, June 27: Niles
Public Works Building
6849 Touhy Avenue
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, July 11: Evanston
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, July 18: Glenview
Police Station
2500 East Lake Avenue
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, July 25: Lincolnwood
Lincoln Hall School
6650 East Prairie Road
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, August 8: Wilmette
Public Works Building
711 Laramie Avenue
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, August 15: Hoffman Estates
Public Works Building
2305 Pembroke Avenue
9 am – 1 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, September 19: Buffalo Grove
Parking Lot behind Banner Plumbing
151 Hastings Lane
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, October 3: Rolling Meadows
Public Works Building
3900 Berdnick Street
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, October 10: Park Ridge
Public Works Building
400 Busse Highway
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

Saturday, October 17: Barrington
North Commuter Parking Lot
Wool Street and Klingenburg Lane
9 am – 12 pm
Both Electronics and Shredding

 

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

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