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 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.
1151 N River Road, Des Plaines
Across from the Maryville Academy
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
CLOSED: September 12, 2015, November 28, 2015, December 26, 2015, and January 2, 2016
1900 Hassell Road
Mondays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Through November 2015
CLOSED: September 7, 2015
1700 W Central Road
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Through October 2015
Winnetka Public Works
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. Please note that SWANCC residents are able to participate in any event, regardless of location.
Also see: SWANCC's Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory provides additional options for electronics recycling.