Residential Electronics Recycling Program

SWALCO DOES NOT accept electronics at the Gurnee Household Chemical Waste Facility

On January 1, 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act landfill ban for certain electronic devices became effective. Electronic items such as televisions, monitors, computers and printers are some of the most common items that are no longer allowed in the regular trash (see our Accepted / Non-acceptable Items page for a list of acceptable and prohibited electronics).  Additionally, on August 25, 2017, Governor Rauner signed the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act (CERA), which modernizes many elements of the electronics recycling program in Illinois by establishing a convenience standard for electronics recycling which will ensure a minimum number of collection locations in each participating Illinois county. Although CERA took immediate effect, many of the programmatic elements of the law will not be implemented until January 1, 2019.  

SWALCO supports four (4) Year-Round Residential Electronics Recycling Drop Off Locations within Lake County. Check the Your Community Program page to see if your municipality offers additional electronics recycling opportunities.
The Year-Round Residential Electronics Recycling Drop Off Locations are open free of charge to Lake County residents during listed hours of operation, appointments are not required. Please visit our Year-Round Drop Off Location page for locations and hours of operation and additional information.
A LIMIT OF UP TO SEVEN ELECTRONIC ITEMS MAY BE DROPPED OFF PER VISIT (excluding miscellaneous cords and cables)
All SWALCO supported Year-Round Residential Electronics Drop Off Locations will remain open during the entire 2019 program year.