Come to the Green Side

June 12, 2011, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling

Wondering how to get rid of those old answering machines, personal computers or electric typewriters?  Any resident who lives in Hoffman Estates or Elk Grove Village (both are SWANCC communities) is eligible to participate in an at home pick-up program for computer and electronic equipment.  You must have street level access to your front door (no condos or apartments.)

For a small fee of $30, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) will arrange to have a maximum of six items picked up from your home per pick-up.  Additional items are $5 each with a maximum of 15 items. No individual item can exceed 50 pounds and televisions are limited to 27 inches. 

Click here to arrange a pick-up and for further details on which items are considered accepatable.


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This kind of service should be FREE !!
In France they have recycling facilities and bins throughout cities where people can go and dump electronic equipment,used batteries, rechargeable or not, yard wastes and so on.

Comment by Guillaume

You are in luck! This information has not been posted yet but I’ll let you in on it so you can get ready.

Who: Hanover Park Public Works Facility in conjunction with DuPage County and SIMS Recycling Solutions
When: Beginning June 2, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.
Where: Hanover Park Public Works Facility
2121 W. Lake Street, Hanover Park
What: Computers, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, televisions, radios, microwaves, laptops, printers, cell phones, UPS systems, PDU’s, fax machines, phones, DVD players, VCR’s and stereo equipment. Items containing liquids or refrigerants will not be accepted. Businesses may not participate.
Info: (630) 372-4440

They are providing a much needed and wonderful service!

Comment by jrozek

This is a great service. I went to Hanover Park yesterday and dropped off a much-loved but dead PC and monitor. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the computers were already stacking up. The public works building is easy to find. Thanks for the site information. It really helped.

Comment by Kathleen Bruski

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