Residential Electronics Recycling Program
SWALCO-supported Residential Electronics Collection Drop-Off Locations are OPEN and will remain open during their regularly scheduled times of operations. Please refer to the Drop Off Locations Page for 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 free to Lake County residents during listed hours of operation; appointments are not required. Please visit our Year-Round Drop-Off Location page for locations, 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 established a landfill ban for specific 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 CERA is scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026.
The electronics recycling company designated by the Act to service the SWALCO collection sites for 2022 - 2023 is ERI.