Come to the Green Side

July 29, 2015, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling, Upcoming Events

Electronics RecyclingIt’s time to clean out your old electronics, small appliances, expired drugs and paper documents if you’re a resident of Hoffman Estates and Elk Grove Village.  The village and the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County [SWANCC] will be holding an electronics recycling and document shredding event for SWANCC residents only.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 9-1 
Hoffman Estates Public Works building at 2305 Pembroke Ave.

There is no charge but proof of residence will be required.  Simply drive to the public works building and volunteers will empty your vehicle of accepted items.

The following items can be recycled:

  • Computers and computer equipment/components (e.g., monitors, hard drives, printers, scanners, keyboards, modems, cables, etc.)
  • Office equipment and products (e.g., telephones, cell phones, PDAs, fax machines, copy machines, shredders, typewriters, calculators, etc.)
  • Small home appliances and home improvement products (e.g., microwave ovens, coffee makers, dryers, power tools, blenders, humidifiers, etc.)
  • Home entertainment items (e.g., TVs, VHS and DVD players, stereo equipment, video game consoles, cameras, CDs and DVDs, software, etc.)
  • Expired drugs/sharps
  • Batteries
  • Printer cartridges
  • Latex paint for a small fee

For a full list of accepted items, please see

For the shredding, there is a limit of six file-size boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please remove binders.

July 1, 2015, 7:00 am
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites

Electronics RecyclingRegretfully, due to issues with their recycling vendor, the Village of Hanover Park has been forced to discontinue their electronics dropoff location at their Public Works facility.

Over the past year, the Village of Hanover Park has served as a collection location for electronic recycling through a program administered through DuPage County.  During this time, the Village has collected over 26,000 tons of various electronics.

Therefore, as of July 1, 2015 the Village will no longer serve as a collection point and cannot accept electronics for recycling.  Staff is working to hire another vendor.  As stated in the Hanover Park press release of June 30, “the intent is to bring back electronic recycling as a service to the residents as soon as possible.”

We certainly wish them luck in getting the program reinstated!  It served as a wonderful location and the ease of use couldn’t have been better.  Should you wish to find other options for recycling your electronics, I encourage you to check out the County Recycling Guides on this blog.  You are always welcome to ask for assistance through this blog.  I will do what I can to find a location close to you.