Changes in Electronics Recycling & Collection
In September 2009, Illinois adopted an electronics recycling law known as the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2313). This legislation initially banned televisions and monitors from entering Illinois landfills beginning January 1, 2012. Recently, Governor Quinn signed legislation that makes extensive changes to the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act that expands the number of covered electronic products to include the following items: televisions, monitors, printers, computers (including tablet computers), electronic keyboards, facsimile machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, small scale servers, scanners, electronic mice, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders.
Beginning January 1, 2012 Park Ridge residents will no longer be able to place any of the above electronic products in their refuse or recycling for disposal. ARC Disposal will not collect these items.
SWANCC has worked with its member communities to provide environmentally-sound recycling for electronics through one-day collection events and permanent drop-off locations. Additionally, residents are able to utilize many retail store drop-offs during evening and weekend hours. For a complete list of options, please visit swancc.org.
Current weekly drop-off locations are:
Glenview Transfer Station
1151 North River Road
Saturdays, 9AM - 11:30 AM
Winnetka Public Works
1390 Willow Road
Tuesdays, 10 AM - 12PM
Thursdays, 1PM – 3PM