Electronics Recycling Collection to Resume in Naperville
Partnership with DuPage County and eWorks ESI makes convenient drop off location possible
Naperville’s Environmental Collection Campus will once again serve as a collection point for electronics recycling beginning Monday, November 7.
Located at 180 Fort Hill Drive, the City’s Environmental Collection Campus serves as a drop-off center for residents to properly dispose of traditional recycling materials and scrap metal, hazardous household waste and now electronics.
“The recycling of electronics has an important environmental impact, and we’re thrilled to be able to add electronics recycling to our campus once again,” said Dick Dublinski, Director of Naperville’s Department of Public Works. “We strive as a City to prioritize sustainability, and this collection campus serves as a valuable regional resource in working toward that goal.”
Electronics drop-off will be available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be maintained by eWorks ESI through a contract with DuPage County.
A fee will be charged for CRT, flat screens, projection TVs and monitors. Screens under 21 inches will be assessed a $25 fee per unit. Screens 21 inches and larger will be assessed a $35 fee per unit. An attendant will be on duty to accept payment in the form of cash or credit card and to answer questions. The dumping of electronics on-site outside of the posted collection hours is illegal. Additional information, including a full list of accepted items, is available at www.naperville.il.us/electronicsrecycling.
“As state funding has proven insufficient in the past to fully fund the state’s electronics recycling mandate, we’re very grateful to eWorks and DuPage County for finding a sustainable solution that reinstates this important service in the community,” said City Manager Doug Krieger.
eWorks was established in 2009 to meet its primary mission to teach, support and advocate for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to make life choices, exercise independence and develop responsibility to become productive members of the community. eWorks achieves this mission by providing competitive recycling, refurbishment and resale services of all types of office and industrial technologies and consumer electronics and providing “green tech” jobs for the disabled.
For more information about garbage and recycling options in Naperville, including the hours of operation for the Hazardous Household Waste facility and recycling center, visit www.naperville.il.us/services/garbage-and-recycling.
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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.