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2017 Electronic Recycling (and shredding!) Season
This year, the Village of Westchester will be holding its Electronic Recycling events at the Water Tower property located in the southwest corner of the village. The e-recycling event has been updated to only accept donations from Village residents, the proof of which is proven with a vehicle sticker.  Items that we will accept are:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Batteries (all types including car batteries))
  • Cables
  • CD’s
  • Cell Phone Accessories
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Peripherals – External
  • CRT Computer Monitors
  • CRT Televisions (no wooden box frames or rear projection TV’s)
  • Desktop Computers
  • Digital Cameras
  • DVD Players
  • Fax Machines
  • Floppy Disks
  • Game Consoles
  • GPS Systems
  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • Laptop Computers
  • LCD Computer Monitors
  • LCD Televisions
  • MP3 Players
  • Microwaves
  • Printers
  • Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Tablets
  • Telephones
  • Television Accessories
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Two-Way Radios
  • VCR’s
  • Zip Drives


To learn more about items that can be recycled in other ways,  please view this guide. A list of communities that accept electronics to be recycled can also be found in this guide.

The Village of Naperville accepts a variety of items that are considered "Household Hazardous Waste". To see the list and learn more, go to Naperville's website.

Additional Resources:
Waste Management's "Recycle Often. Recycle Right. - Mixes Curbside Residential Recycling Myth Busters" booklet

Waste Management's "Recycle Often. Recycle Right. - It's time to rethink recycling. Here's How" brochure


***The Village is also offering shredding services to residents at the April 8 e-recycling event. Residents can bring any paper documents to be shredded. Please remove any metal that was used to bind the papers - paper clips, staples, binder clips, etc. You will be asked to keep any boxes you might use to transport your documents as we don't have the space or method to dispose of them.  Also held at the Water Tower property, please observe the traffic signs on where to go and watch out for our volunteers providing assistance!***

The Village reserves the right to cancel or change the event due to inclement weather.


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The electronic recycling event will be held at the Water Tower location, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the following Saturdays:

April 8
May 13
June 10

**All of these dates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen events. Cancellations will be posted on the Village website and at Village Hall as soon as decisions are made.

Due to the lack of ability to store recyclable items, the Village will NOT accept electronics to be recycled at Village Hall or any other Village location. Also, those found to drop off items outside of the events will be assessed a dumping fee up to $750 per occurrence.

Anther Electronic Recycling Option
If Westchester's events don't work for you, please see what the Village of Burr Ridge is offering as of September 22, 2016.

Dart Container collects PS foam for recycling in Chicago Area

May, 2016 

Facility accepts used foam cups, food containers, egg cartons, electronics packaging and more.

Plastics 

Dart Container Corp., headquartered in Mason, Michigan, has opened a polystyrene (PS) foam drop-off center in Chicago. The center is accessible by the public 24 hours per day, seven days per week and provides an free option for local residents, businesses and organizations to recycle foam labeled with the No. 6 chasing arrows symbol. PS foam is used frequently to make take-out containers for food.

 

The Chicago drop-off center at 7575 Kostner Ave. will accept a wide variety of recyclable foam, including cups, food containers, egg cartons, meat trays, ice chests and packaging frequently used to protect fragile materials, such as TVs, during shipping, the company says.  

“Dart is pleased to provide Chicago with an opportunity to recycle their expanded polystyrene foam,” said Michael Westerfield, director of Recycling for Dart Container. “We offer this service for free, and our hope is that this center will encourage Chicago residents to recycle foam materials they might otherwise have thrown away.”

Once collected, the foam can be recycled into many different products, including picture frames, baseboards and crown molding.

To participate in the program, area residents should:

  •          ensure the foam has the No. 6 chasing arrows symbol;  
  •          rinse or wipe food off of foodservice containers;
  •          remove straws, lids, tape or any other nonfoam material; and
  •          deposit foam in a clear, sealed bag.

Foam packaging peanuts will not be collected at the center. Instead, residents should call 800-828-2214 or visit www.loosefillpackaging.com for drop-off sites.

Those with large deliveries should call 773-838-2515.