PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information:
eWorks Electronic Services Inc., 847-276-8894

2016-07-07

Monthly Electronic Recycling Collections to Charge for TVs, Monitors

WHEATON, Ill. – Starting with the electronic recycling drop-off on Saturday, July 9, 2016, there will be changes to the City’s monthly electronic recycling collection events, as a new vendor, eWorks Electronic Services Inc., will be providing this service. You can drop off electronics from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at the Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty Drive.

The biggest change to this program will be a charge for recycling TVs and monitors. TVs/monitors with screens less than 21 inches will cost $25 per item to recycle, and those with screens 21 inches or more will cost $35 per item to recycle. eWorks Electronic Services Inc. will accept cash or credit card payments at the drop-off (no checks).

Items being accepted include:
  • computers and computer equipment (such as PCs, modems, keyboards, scanners and cables),
  • office equipment (such as telephones, copy machines, cell phones),
  • home entertainment systems (such as video game systems, stereo systems, cameras) and
  • small home appliances (such as microwaves, hair dryers, blenders, power tools)
  • cooking oil (for recycling into biofuel)
  • fluorescent tube lights (no CFL light bulbs)
  • car batteries, household batteries
  • scrap metal.

See the full list of accepted items.

Items not accepted include large appliances, vacuum cleaners, and hazardous and chemical waste. If you have questions about what will/will not be accepted, contact eWorks Electronic Services Inc. at 847-276-8894.

Residents can also recycle electronics at the curb on your garbage day by calling Advanced Disposal Services at least one day in advance at 630-587-8282 and attaching one garbage sticker per large item (or one garbage sticker per bundle of up to 4 small electronic items).

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