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Solid Waste Agency of Lake County

Electronic Recycling

SWALCO TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ALL RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONICS COLLECTION LOCATIONS. Collection sites are closed. SWALCO's Board of Directors is still pursuing solutions that may allow this program to continue into 2015.
Please continue to visit our website for updates.

Due to unforeseen difficulties in operating a program for public collection of electronics under the parameters of the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) is announcing that effective December 18, 2014 SWALCO supported residential electronics recycling collection sites within Lake County will begin to shut down and stop accepting electronics until further notice.

Please review the Public Services Bulletin for further information.

Alternative Options for Electronics Recycling

Option 1
Local Businesses   ** Please call ahead for items accepted ** Fees may apply.
 ARCOA Electronics Recycling Ctr. 345 Lakewood Avenue Waukegan, IL.  847/599-9001
 Best Buy 615 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. 847/590-9849 
 Best Buy 6525 Grand Avenue Gurnee, IL.   847/406-3914 
 Best Buy 20771 N. Rand Road Kildeer, IL.   847/438-6905
 Best Buy  701 N. Milwaukee Avenue Vernon Hills, IL. 847/549-9616
 Computer Recycling Center, LLC 7510 Virginia Road Crystal Lake, IL. 815/455-6300
 Elgin Recycling 20450 N. Rand Road Palatine, IL. 847/540-0020 
 Genesis Electronics Recycling 151 Hastings Drive Buffalo Grove, IL. 847/229-3886
 Goodwill Contact (800)GOODWILL for your local store information 
 Midwest Computer Recycling, Inc. 101 Skokie Valley Road Lake Bluff, IL. 847/582-1730
 Office Max 555 E. Townline Road Vernon Hills, IL. 847/918-9600
 Office Max 94 South Waukegan Road Deerfield, IL. 847/498-9590
 Office Max 6523 Grand Avenue Gurnee, IL. 847/855-8111
 Office Max 260 East Rollins Road Round Lake Beach, IL. 847/546-7500
 Staples 1931 Skokie Valley Road Highland Park, IL. 847/681-0029 
 Staples 2964 Illinois Route 60 Mundelein, IL. 847/837-1162 
 Staples 1600 N. Milwaukee Avenue Vernon Hills, IL. 847/367-5825 
Option 2 
Local Scrap Facilites may be able to help  - Please Call Ahead -  Lake County Scrap Facilities
Option 3
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency               Residential E-Waste Collection Site Listings


Recycling Options For Commercial Electronics 
SWALCO recognized a need to offer electronics recycling opportunities for commercial electronics generated by businesses, institutions and schools. To address this need SWALCO has partnered with eWorks Electronics Services, Inc. to provide this service through a program called the Business Concierge Program. To learn more visit or print our flyer.

Household Chemical Waste is not accepted at electronics recycling collection sites.
Electronics are not accepted at the SWALCO office in Gurnee
If you have questions regarding recycling or disposal of other items not found on this page, please call us at 847/336.9340.