WHEATON, Ill. – Wheaton’s monthly electronic recycling events will no longer accept household batteries starting with next Saturday’s collection. The City of Wheaton offers free collection of many types of electronics from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month. The next collection will be April 14, 2012 at the Wheaton Public Works Storage Facility, 820 W. Liberty Drive (near the Police Station). Rechargeable batteries will continue to be accepted during the monthly collections, but standard household batteries will not be accepted.
However, you can take advantage of the annual Recycling Extravaganza that will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21, 2012, at Commuter Parking Lot 9, Carlton Avenue and Liberty Drive. Household batteries, car/boat batteries and sump pump batteries will all be collected at this drive-through event, in addition to many other items. For a complete list of items accepted at the upcoming Recycling Extravaganza, visit the City’s website
In addition, the regional hazardous waste drop-off facility behind Naperville Fire Station 4, 1979 Brookdale Road, accepts batteries from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, see the City of Naperville’s website