Beginning January 1, 2012 landfills in the state of Illinois will not accept electronic devices such as televisions, computers and cell phones. Those kinds of devices must, instead, be disposed of through a recycling company or organization.  Illinois law requires manufacturers to pay the cost of recycling; therefore, residents using drop-off sites will not be charged.

Habitat for Humanity 523-2710
accepts all computers and related equipment, televisions,cameras, stereos, VCRs and other.

Goodwill  789-0400
accepts all used computers and related equipment such as monitors, hard drives, software, printers, and ink and toner cartridges.
Ronald McDonald House
accepts printer cartridges and cell phones for recycling. 

BLH Computers 585-1580
accepts from residents or businesses any and all types of electronics of any age, in any condition, for recycling except console televisions.

ComputerBanc 528-9506
refurbishes computers and provides them to children with learning disabilities and families in need.

For more information on the various city recycling programs visit the City website at or call the Division of Waste & Recycling at 789-2327.

Items Accepted
- Desktop, Laptop, and Tablet Computers         - LCD Monitors              
- Printers                                                         - Computer Peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
- LCD, DLP, LCoS, and Plasma Televisions         - Satellite and Cable Equipment
- Projectors                                                     - VCRs
- DVD Players                                                   - Video Game Consoles
- Radios                                                           - Speakers*
- Cellular/Mobile Phones                                  - Smart Phones
- Telephones (including PBX equipment)           - Networking Equipment and Cables
- Mailroom Equipment                                      - POS Equipment
- Pagers                                                           - Cameras
- Camcorders                                                   - Power Tools (including batteries)
- Fax Machines   (Facsimile)                              - Answering Machines
- Surge Suppressors and Power Strips                - Battery Backups and Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
- Power and Accessory Cables                           - Walkie-talkies
- Vacuum Cleaners                                           - Videocassette Recorders

- Small Scale Servers                                        - Portable Digital Music Players

- Digital Converter Boxes                                  - Scanners

- Electronic Keyboards                                      - Cable Receivers

- Digital Video                                                  - Disc Recorders