Consumer Electronics Devices Banned from Landfills
Beginning January 1, 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act landfill ban for certain electronic devices will take effect. Electronic items such as televisions, monitors, computers and printers will no longer be allowed in the regular trash. Residents should direct prohibited electronic items to a residential recycling collection event hosted by SWALCO.
Other recycling or reuse options that may be available include; donation of good working equipment to a charitable organization, utilizing a at home collection service or bringing them to a retail store that accepts electronics for recycling.
Personal Computers, Monitors, Computer Drives, Keyboards, Modems, Mainframes, Scanners, Printers, PDA Organizers, any type of telephones, Televisions (any size), Stereos, MP3 Players, CD Players, DVD Players, VCR's, Cameras, Video Games, Fax Machines, Shredders, Alkaline and Rechargeable Batteries and Small Household Appliances, Microwave Ovens.
Items NOT Accepted:
Broken Glass, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Large Household Appliances, Lead Acid Batteries, Electric Fixtures, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Compact Disks, Software Disks, Tapes, Liquid or Chemical Waste, and Packaging Materials.
Below is the most up to date listing of residential electronics collection drop off sites operating within Lake County. There is no cost for residents to drop off electronics at these locations. The locations and hours of operation are set by the host of the collection site and any questions regarding their procedures should be made to them. These collections are open only on the specified dates and residents will be politely turned away if visiting at an unscheduled time.
Year Round Locations:
Cuba Township (Road District)
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington
ONLY Fridays 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Grant Township (Highway Department Facility)
26535 Molidor Rd., Ingleside
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
City of Highland Park (Firearms Training Center)
1180 Half Day Road
ONLY Tuesdays and Fridays 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(fluorescent light bulbs, foam containers and packaging materials are also accepted at the Highland Park Electronic Collection)
Village of Wauconda (Public Works Facility)
302 Slocum Lake Road
Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (excluding holidays)
Wauconda Township (Highway Department Facility)
505 W. Bonner Road
1st Saturday of each month 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(fluorescent light bulbs are also accepted at the Wauconda Township Highway Department)
Village of Round Lake Beach (Public Works Facility)
911 Lotus Drive
Third Thursday of every other month (October 20, December 15)
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Village of Round Lake (Public Works Facility)
751 W. Townline Road
Second Tuesday of every other month (November 8 )
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Village of Deer Park (Deer Park Town Center)
PC Smart Bar
20330 N. Deer Park Blvd., Suite 116
Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Scheduled 2011 Collections:
Village of Fox Lake (Streets Department)
216 Washington Street, Ingelside
Monday through Friday, October 17-21
Monday through Friday, October 24-28
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City of North Chicago (Public Works Facility)
1421 Renken Avenue
Friday, October 21
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Village of Gurnee (Public Works Facility)
1151 Kilbourne Road
Wednesday, October 12
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Village of Kildeer
Parking Lot in front of Best Buy (20771 N. Rand Road)
Saturday, November 5
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Village of Lindenhurst (Public Works Facility)
2301 E. Sand Lake Road
Saturday, October 8
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Village of Mundelein
440 E. Crystal Street
May 2 through September 30
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Village of Vernon Hills (Public Works Facility)
490 Greenleaf Drive
Saturday, Date To Be Determined
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Vernon Township Highway Department
3050 N. Main Street
April 1 through October 31
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.