Electronic Items NOT Accepted:
Large home appliances/white goods (dehumidifiers, air conditioners, stoves, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, etc.) Please contact your city, village, or waste hauler to arrange for the disposal of these items. Dehumidifiers can be taken to The Crusher in West Chicago, 630-231-6888.
Large stereo speakers (extra-large wooden-box speakers) We will take the speakers themselves, but not the box. Please remove the speakers from the wooden box, dispose of the wood and bring the speaker mechanism to our recycling event.
Batteries (not contained in equipment): If the batteries are in the equipment, we will take them. See the Battery Recycling page for information on recycling loose batteries.
Hazardous waste (Mercury-containing devices, thermostats, thermometers, smoke detectors, liquids and gases, fluorescent tubes, etc): See the Household Hazardous Waste page for information on disposal of these items.
Fluorescent Lights (tubes and compact fluorescent lights [CFLs]): CFLs can be disposed of at most hardware stores (just check with your local one), and all Home Depot stores. Please place old CFLs in a plastic zip-lock bag and place in the designated drop-boxes at participating stores. For full information see the Fluorescent Lights page.
Printable Version of Accepted Items List
Due to costs, Kane County can no longer offer free drop-off for businesses (any for-profit company, computer retail, repair) or intergovernmental entities (NPO, library, school, city, county). The Electronics Recycling and Reuse Act specifies that electronics are banned from the landfill in Illinois, but only provides for residential recycling programs to be funded through the law. Therefore businesses are responsible for selecting their own recycling company.
Businesses may contact a recycling company that is registered with the Illinois EPA, including these local firms to assist in your ongoing electronics recycling needs:
- COM2 Recycling - Carol Stream (630) 653-2662
- Hobi International- Batavia (630) 761-0500
- MRK Group - Elgin (847) 468-1700
- Sims Recycling Solutions - West Chicago (630) 231-6060
- Supply-Chain Services - Lombard (630) 629-9344
- Vintage Tech Recyclers - Romeoville (630) 305-0922