Residential Electronics Recycling Program
All SWALCO supported Residential Electronics Collection Drop Off Locations are OPEN and will remain open for 2021 during their regularly scheduled times of operations. Please refer to the Drop Off Locations Page for a list of sites and hours. This information will be updated in the event of any changes.
THE SWALCO RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM IS FOR LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
SWALCO DOES NOT accept electronics at the Gurnee Household Chemical Waste Facility
On January 1, 2012 the established a landfill ban for certain electronic devices. 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 ensures a minimum number of collection locations in each participating Illinois county. CERA is scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026.
The electronics recycling company that has be designated by the Act to service the SWALCO collection sites for 2020 - 2021 is ERI (Electronics Recyclers International).