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Electronic Recycling Program

Opening of Electronics Recycling: The Village's electronics recycling event will re-open Thursday, April 4th 2019.

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:        

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

Items NOT Accepted:

  • Answering Machines
  • Microwaves
  • Household Appliances (toasters, blenders, coffee makers, lamps, etc.)
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Stereo Equipment
  • Shredders
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Refrigerators
  • Other large home appliances

Click here to view the electronics recycling flyer.

For additional drop-off locations and to learn more about electronics recycling, click here.

Outlets for Electronics Recycling

Special Recycling Programs FAQs

Chemical Recycling and One Day Events

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

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