Electronics Recycling  

The Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Center Is Now Closed  

Record use of Naperville’s Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Center in the first half of 2015 created an unmanageable stockpile of materials unable to be processed by the company hired to recycle them.

Naperville’s Electronics Recycling Program ended in September 2015.

The City of Naperville will continue to monitor legislative progress in Springfield in the hopes of reinstating this service when the State is able to adequately fund this mandate.

City staff will also seek opportunities to organize one-day collection events. Information on such collections will be made available on this webpage.

Electronics Recycling Options for Residents

 Residents have options to recycle electronics through participating retailers, area one-day collection events or directly through an area electronics recycler. Residents are encouraged to call these recyclers for specific program information.

 Items Banned from Landfills
The following 17 items are explicitly banned from Illinois landfills and must be properly recycled.

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Computers (desktop, laptop, notebook, & tablet)
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Videocassette Recorders
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Scanners
  • Electronic Mice
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Cable Receivers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders

All other electronics (including microwaves, space heaters, speakers, etc.) may still be thrown in the garbage, although recycling is highly recommended when available.

 Cell Phones

SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education) accepts used cell phones. The phones are refurbished and distributed to those in need or recycled properly. Cell phones, chargers and batteries can be dropped off at the organization’s Glen Ellyn location, 799 Roosevelt Road, Building 2, Suite 108. Phones do not have to work, and any model of cellular phone is accepted. Pagers, walkie-talkies and remote handsets are not accepted. For more information, visit or call (630) 545-9710.