Appliances (small household appliances made mostly of metal)
Coffee Makers (not the glass pot)
Computers (CPUs, Laptops, Tablet PCs, computer batteries)
Cords & Cables
Digital Converter Boxes
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Players
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Recorders
Fans (metal fans only)
Holiday Light Strings
Monitors (COST, see below)
Portable Digital Music Players
Small Scale Servers
Speakers (no large wood speakers)
TVs/Televisions (COST, see below)
Vacuums (no cloth bags)
Video Cassette Recorders (VCRs)
Video Game Consoles
ELECTRONIC ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR A COST
Monitors (all types, flat screen or glass tube)
TVs/Televisions (all types, all ages, flat screen or glass tube)
Pay online in advance HERE or pay at site with cash or card only.
- $25 fee for screens under 21 inches (measured diagonally)
- $35 fee for screens 21 inches and over
This fee is paid directly to the County's contracted electronics recycler - eWorks, a non-profit that employs people with developmental disabilities.
Large home appliances/white goods (stoves, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.): Please contact your city, village, or waste hauler to arrange for the disposal of these items. Many of these items 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: No batteries will be accepted, either loose or contained in equipment. Please remove all batteries and recycle through the other Battery Recycling opportunities linked below. See the Battery Recycling page for information on recycling 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.