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City of Naperville Electronics Recycling Pilot Program
Will County Front Door Electronics Recycling Program
Will County Recycling Options
Additional Residential Recycling Options
NAPERVILLE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING
The Drop-Off Recycling Center has relocated to the northwest corner of the Public Works Service Center property. Please enter the center off of the one-way drive via Fort Hill Drive.
City of Naperville Electronics Recycling Program
The City of Naperville hosts electronics recycling at the Public Works Service Center Recycling Drop-Off Center, 180 Fort Hill Drive. Residents can drop off their unwanted electronics at the drop-off center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please note this is a self-service electronics drop-off location.
Accepted items include personal computers, laptops, all-in-ones, monitors, televisions, large peripherals, copiers, computer cables, keyboards, mice, fax machines, VCR and DVD players, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, video game consoles and more.
This is an excellent opportunity to dispose of electronics in an environmentally friendly manner and replaces the one-day annual electronics recycling event the city had hosted since 2007.
As of January 1, 2012, State law prohibits the deposit of electronics in landfills. The City’s waste hauler, Republic Services - Allied Waste, will not pick up any electronics left curbside with the exception of those items classified as white goods (refrigerators, ovens.) To meet the demand for electronics disposal, DuPage County entered into a contract with Creative Recycling Systems, Inc. to establish permanent drop-off sites at municipalities throughout the county. Because this is a county sponsored initiative, electronics will be accepted from all DuPage County residents.
To protect electronic components that may be repurposed, at the end of each day of operation, all collected electronics will be transported to a secure location within the Public Works Service Center until Creative Recycling Systems is called for collection. Upon collection, all items become the property of Creative Recycling Systems. The City of Naperville is not responsible for items after they have been dropped off.
Please note that residents should take steps to clean computer hard drives prior to bringing the item to this recycling program. The City of Naperville assumes no responsibility to protect any electronic data remaining in electronics deposited in the electronic recycling programs. Creative Recycling Systems will also take steps to maintain data security. The organization’s data security policy can be found at www.crserecycling.com/main.php?p=data.
Will County Front Door Electronics Recycling Program
(Available to ALL Naperville Residents)
Recent state legislation prohibits the deposit of electronics in landfills beginning January 1, 2012. In response, Will County has contracted Vintage Tech, an electronics recycler, to offer a pilot program for home collection service. Residents with homes that have front doors at ground level may contact Vintage Tech directly and arrange for a collection appointment. Vintage Tech is offering this FREE service to the entire Naperville residential community, not just those residing in Will County. Below are frequently asked questions about this new service.
What will Vintage Tech accept?
Accepted items include:
- CRT and LCD Monitors
- Computer Parts
- Battery Back Ups
- Computer Mice
- MP3 Players
- Cell Phones
- CD/VCR/DVD Players
- Stereo Equipment
- Fax Machines
- Video Game Consoles
How Much of Each Will Vintage Tech accept?
For main items (classified as computers, laptops, CRT & LCD, monitors, printers and televisions), Vintage Tech will accept a maximum of 10 total per pick-up. For the remaining acceptable items, there is no limit.
What items are not accepted?
Unacceptable items include light bulbs, household batteries, household hazardous materials and home appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, coffee makers, hair dryers, etc. Also, no packing material such as foam, cardboard and plastic bags will be accepted.
I want to have a computer recycled. What is the protocol for data erasure?
Computers and other data storage devices contain personal and sensitive information from bank data to tax records. Before donating your computer, leaving it outside for the curbside pick-up, or bringing it to a recycling program of any kind, clean the hard drive. Purchase software to overwrite the data on the hard drive, or remove and destroy the hard drive before recycling. It is the duty of the user of the recycling program to ensure data erasure. Will County assumes no responsibility to protect any electronic data remaining in electronics deposited in the electronic recycling programs. If you need more detailed instructions e-mail or call the Will County Land Use – Resource Recovery & Energy offices. Please be aware that Vintage Tech Recyclers, Inc. cleans the hard drives of every device with Department of Defense-approved software. If the hard drive is damaged and cannot be cleaned with software, it is crushed and/or shredded for recycling.
How Do I Arrange for a Pick-Up?
Call (866) 631-1707 or visit www.vintagetechrecyclers.com/willcounty.aspx to fill out an online pick-up request form. Information on when pickups for Naperville residents will be scheduled is also available on that site.
Where Do I Go for More Information?
Call (866) 631-1707 or visit www.vintagetechrecyclers.com/willcounty.aspx
Permanent Will County collection sites, as well as special collection events, can be found here. DuPage County collection sites are available here. Additional locations where residential electronics can be recycled are listed below.
Electronics are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste facility.
Will County Residents
The Will County Residential Electronic Recycling program’s year-round drop off facility is located at 299 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook. Drop-off hours are from Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please note that this dropoff location is available to Will County residents only. Proof of residency may be requested upon arrival.
A full list of what is accepted at the Bolingbrook site is available online. For more information, call (815) 727-8834.
The Will County Land Use Department’s Waste Services Division helps Will County residents and businesses reduce waste generation, recycle as much as possible and assure proper disposal of waste. The division has published a Residential Waste and Recycling Guide (PDF).
Additional Residential Electronic Recycling Options
These companies accept certain electronics from all Naperville residents for recycling. Residents are encouraged to call these recyclers for specific program information.
Chicago Computers of Naperville
639 S. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Unitec Recycling Corp.
390 Wegner Dr. Unit A
West Chicago, IL 60185
Com 2 Computers & Technology
195 Kehoe Blvd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
109 Turner Ct.
West Chicago, IL 60185
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Web site outlines how to dispose of your residential e-waste. Their site includes a list of e-waste collection sites, sorted by county.
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, chargers, phone batteries, car chargers, cases and any other accessories should be donated together, but if you do not have a phone and accompanying charger or accessories, you can donate whatever you have. 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, call (630) 545-9710 or visit Book Rescue.
For Household Hazardous Waste questions, call DuPage County at (630) 407-6760.