The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states electronic waste is now the fastest growing segment of our nation's garbage production. There are ways that each and every one of us can turn this around -- by recycling!
Electronic waste, including computers and TVs, contain toxic materials such as lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and other potentially harmful chemicals.
The EPA warns when electronics that contain these materials are not recycled or are not disposed of properly, the hazardous chemicals can contaminate the ground water and present additional environmental concerns.
See below for helpful links to aid our Chicago and Chicago-area customers in disposing of your electronics properly and putting them to good use through recycling.
The state of Illinois electronic waste landfill ban is now a state law.
Under this state law, residents or businesses cannot dispose of electronic waste in solid waste containers. Contact Flood Brothers today at (630) 261-0400 or (773) 626-5800, a electronic recycler, to schedule an e-waste collection.
The State Statute can be found here.
Complimentary Drop Off Locations
(8am – Noon on 2nd Saturdays, during warm weather)
411 W. Potter Road, Wood Dale | phone (630) 766-2228
Lisle Public Works
(9am – Noon on 3rd Saturdays)
4930 Lincoln Avenue, Lisle | phone (630) 271-4100
Wheaton Public Works
(9am – Noon on 2nd Saturdays)
210 Reber Street, Wheaton | phone (630) 260-2110
Villa Park Village Hall
(9am – Noon on 4th Saturdays)
20 S. Ardmore, Villa Park | phone (630) 834-8500
Additional Links to Drop Off Locations for MORE Recycling
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Drop Off Locations (small spirals)
7N950 Route 59, Bartlett | phone (630) 289-6247
400 W. Army Trail Road, Carol Stream | phone (630) 456-9004
Ziegler’s Ace Hardware
806 W. Army Trail Road, Carol Stream | phone (630) 213-3400
Buikema’s Ace Hardware
1705 N. Main Street, Wheaton | phone (630) 682-3636
Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
Home Depot, Sears, Office Depot, Target, Ace Hardware, Office Max and other retail stores accept collections.