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Posted on: February 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Residential Electronics Recycling

illage of Westmont
Date Issued: February 13, 2018

While it may not look like it outside, spring is just around the corner! As you prepare for cleaning season, it is important to remember that since 2012, state law has prohibited consumers from throwing out certain electronics with ordinary trash. These items include televisions, computers and computer components (terminals, keyboards, monitors, etc.), video game consoles, CD/DVD/VCR players, and printers. 

These restrictions have led to an increase in electronic “fly dumping,” the deliberate dumping of trash in an unauthorized place. While fly dumping is illegal in Westmont and can result in fines of up to $750 if the violator is caught, it ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to remove the deposited item(s).  To properly recycle broken or unwanted electronics, there are several options available to Westmont residents. Below is a list of locations and times.

TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY GARAGE
318 East Quincy Street in Westmont
Every 3rd Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon
This event is hosted by Downers Grove Township in conjunction with AVA E-Recycling. There is a fee for all televisions and monitors based on size. You must have a prepaid receipt printed out and brought to the electronic drop off, or they cannot be accepted. 
Visit escrap.org/downers-grove-township to obtain prices and to purchase receipts. 
Visit avarecycling.com for more information on the recycling program.

VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING
451 Commerce Street, Burr Ridge
Staffed daily from 7 am - 3 pm
The Village of Burr Ridge hosts designated electronics recycling collection centers sponsored by eWorks ESI through a partnership with DuPage County. There is a fee for all televisions and monitors based on size, which can be paid in advance at recycle.eworksesi.org or you may pay the fee onsite.  For more information on the Burr Ridge site, visit burr-ridge.gov/residents/garbage-and-recycling 

BEST BUY - all locations
Best Buy offers in-store electronics recycling. There is a fee of $25 for televisions and monitors, limit two per household per day. Only Tube TVs smaller than 32" and Flat Panel TVs: LCD, Plasma, LED smaller than 50" are accepted. Visit bestbuy.com for details.

1-800-GOT-JUNK
1-800-GOT-JUNK will come to your house to pick up your electronic items. Prices are based on size, but generally start at $99 plus an additional $50 fee for televisions. Visit 1800gotjunk.com or call 1-800-468-5865 to schedule a free quote.

To learn more about other recycling efforts in DuPage County, visit scarce.org. SCARCE, School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education, is an award-winning environmental education non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities. 
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