Residential Electronics Recycling Program

COVID-19 UPDATE
   All SWALCO supported Residential Electronics Collection Drop Off Locations are OPEN 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

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)
 
On January 1, 2012 the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act 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 CERA is scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026.