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Electronic Recycling Program

UPDATE: Electronics recycling will be closed for the winter months from mid-January to early-April. The last day to drop off your electronics is Thursday, January 12, 2017. The program will resume as normal in early April 2017.

The Electronics Product Recycling and Reuse Act forbids the disposal of residential electronic items in landfills.  Winnetka is one of two permanent drop-off locations for residential electronic recycling - residents may drop off electronics free of charge as follows:

Winnetka Public Works Yards
1390 Willow Road
Thursdays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) is an agency that provides environmentally responsible recycling for computers and electronics.  Winnetka residents may also drop-off their electronics at the Glenview SWANCC Transfer Station (1151 North River Road). The Transfer Station is open most Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For a fee, residents may also schedule a curbside electronics pickup. These materials will then be recycled through the SWANCC program. Contact the Public Works Department to schedule a special pickup.

Acceptable materials for electronics recycling include:

  • Answering machines            
  • Cable receivers
  • Calculators
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Computer cable
  • Computer monitors
  • Computers
  • Coverter boxes
  • Copy machines
  • Fax machines
  • Humidifiers
  • Microwaves
  • Mobile telephones
  • Mouse/keyboards
  • MP3 players
  • Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs)
  • Postage machines
  • Power tools/cords
  • Printers
  • Satellite receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small appliances
  • Stereo equipment
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • Typewriters
  • Video game consoles
  • Video recorders/players
  • Zip drives

Click here to view the electronics recycling flyer.

Please contact the Public Works Department or SWANCC regarding the collection of items not listed above.

For further information about SWANCC programs and additional recycling opportunities, please click here or visit their website:

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