There are two ways to recycle your electronics in Wheaton:
- Drop off electronics at the monthly electronic recycling collection
- Have your electronics picked up at the curb on your garbage day
1. Monthly Electronic Recycling Drop-off Events
- Date: Second Saturday of each month
- Time: 9 a.m. to noon
- Location: Public Works Storage Yard, 820 West Liberty Drive (just east of the Wheaton Police Department)
Accepted for Recycling
- 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)
- Household batteries
- Scrap metal
Accepted for a Charge
- $25 per item for TVs/monitors with screens less than 21 inches
- $35 per item for TVs/monitors with screens 21 inches or more
Note: eWorks Electronic Services Inc. will accept cash or credit card payments at the drop-off (no checks).
2. Curbside Electronic Recycling Collection
To have your electronics collected at the curb on your garbage day, you must call Lakeshore Recycling Systems at 773-685-8811 at least one day before your garbage day. Place items at the curb with the appropriate sticker by 6 a.m. on your pickup day.
Curbside collection requires the following number of stickers:
- E-Waste single item: 1 sticker = $2.81
- E-Waste bundle (within brown paper bag): 5 stickers =$14.05
- E-Waste TV or computer monitor: 10 stickers = $28.10
For your security, clear off files and information from your computer and devices before placing them at the curb. The City and garbage hauler are not responsible for the security of items placed at the curb.
Items Accepted for Recycling
- Electronics such as televisions, printers, computers, computer monitors, laptops, gaming consoles, docking stations, fax machines, scanners, hard drives, stereos, copy machines, cell phones, keyboards/mice, extension cords, telephones, cameras, network cables, computer cords.
- Small household appliances such as blenders, microwaves, toasters, alarm clocks, hair dryers, etc. Nearly anything with a cord