The City of Wheaton in association with e-Works will restart monthly electronic recycling drop-off events on Saturday, June 13 with new safeguards in place to protect volunteers, staff and residents dropping off items. The monthly events take place from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month at the Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty (near the Wheaton Police Department).
Accepted items include electronics, scrap metals, textiles, fluorescent bulbs and cooking oil. Please be patient with staff and volunteers as they adjust to the new changes. All staff will be wearing a mask or face covering and gloves, and participants are asked to stay in their vehicles after entering the event. The following guidelines will be in place to reduce potential COVID-19 exposures and maintain proper social distancing with the public.
- All items to be recycled must be placed in the trunk of the vehicle prior to entry into the event.
- Volunteers cannot enter the passenger compartment of any vehicle.
- Participants are not allowed to exit their vehicle after entering the event.
- All textiles should be placed in a clean plastic bag and small electronics should be in a cardboard box. Cooking oils should be in a sealed container.
- Unbagged textiles and small electronic items will not be accepted.
- Televisions and monitors must be paid for in cash (no change given) or prepaid through the e-Works website. A receipt for prepaid items must be displayed to staff prior to a television or monitor being accepted. The cost is $25 per TV/monitor less than 21" or $35 per TV/monitor 21" or greater in size.
- Participants who are experiencing any respiratory illness or have ill family members are asked to stay at home. Another recycling event is only a month away.
For more information about electronic recycling, please see the City’s website at www.wheaton.il.us/electronics.