Electronic Information


Due to our Vendor Canceling the Current Contract, the County and it's partners are making changes to the Electronic Recycling Program.

Summary of Residential Front-Door and Drop-Off Electronic Recycling:electronics new for website

  • Electronic items are the fastest growing segment of the waste stream.
  • Electronic items contain materials that can be recycled countless times.
  • Some of the materials in electronic items are considered hazardous.
  • Some items may also be taken to retail outlets for proper disposal and recycling services.
  • Will County offers several free-of-charge year-round drop-offs in partnership with other units of local government.
  • On April 1, 2011, Will County began offering a pilot FREE Front-Door Collection of Electronics to ALL residents of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Channahon, Elwood, Homer Glen, Joliet, Lemont, Lockport, Minooka, Naperville, New Lenox, Plainfield, Rockdale, Romeoville, Shorewood and Woodridge.
  • Front-Door Service expanded to Braceville, Braidwood, Coal City, Diamond, Godley, Manhattan, Symerton and Wilmington September 1, 2011.
  • Front-Door service expansion was completed on November 15, 2011, with the addition of Beecher, Crete, Frankfort, Mokena, Monee, Orland Park, Park Forest, Peotone, Sauk Village, Steger, Tinley Park and University Park.
  • As of May 1, 2014 the Front-Door Collection implimented a fee for service of $25 per service call.
  • As of February 12, 2016 the Front Door Collection Contract will end. The vendor will provide service for $75.

Residents cannot be charged when dropping off electronics in Illinois


Televisions are the most requested item of all the electronics based on calls to Will County and the amount recycled throughout the State of Illinois. Please be aware that Best Buy offers FREE electronic recycling for many items but as of Janurary 31, 2016, they will only take televisions for a fee of $100 through home collection unless purchasing a TV with delivery!

Best Buy Locations:

Aurora - 1208 Fox Valley Center - 630-499-5788
Bolingbrook - 315 N. Weber Road - 630-759-9708
Joliet - 3351 Mall Loop Drive - 815-609-0771
Orland Park - 15854 S. LaGrange Road - 708-349-9251
Oswego - 2600 US Route 34 - 630-551-3233
Tinley Park - 7330 W. 191st Street - 815-469-1306

Will County's Vendor for Front-Door service is raising their price to $75. Please see below for more information.


Electronic Household Front-Door Service Instructions (through Feb. 12, 2016):

As of April 1, 2011, Will County's contractor, Vintage Tech, began piloting a free, convenient "Front-Door" collection service for residential electronics in a large portion of Will County.  As the year progressed, the service area expanded to cover all of Will County.  This is a three-year "Pilot Program" with funding from electronic manufacturers, thanks to the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act. As of May 1, 2014 the program was forced to impliment a fee of $25 for service. The service will end for this fee on Feb. 12, 2016.
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To schedule a pick-up from your front door, please contact the contractor, Vintage Tech Recyclers. This may be done by telephone or through e-mail.
Call (630) 305-0922 or (866) 631-1707 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Please include your name, address and telephone number
Please provide a type and number of each electronic item

There is a limit of ten items per collection. If you accumulate more items, additional pick-ups may be scheduled at that time. For more detail, please click to visit our contractor's website

Will County Electronic Recycling Drop-Off Partners:

(Scroll down for locations and hours of operation)    

  • Village of Bolingbrook 
  • Channahon Township  Troy Twshp Recycles
  • Closing - Forest Preserve District of Will County - Laraway in Joliet
  • Closing - Forest Preserve District of Will County - Monee Reservoir
  • Closing - Godley Park District 
  • City of Lockport
  • Closing - Manhattan Township
  • Village of Mokena
  • Closing - New Lenox Township
  • Closing - Village of Romeoville
  • Closing - Township Highway Department
  • Closing - Washington Township/Village of Beecher

Anything With A Computer Chip WILL Fit

This program protects Will County water and air resources, while reducing the materials going to local landfills. Some computers have a shelf life of only 3 to 5 years. It is often less expensive to purchase a new electronic item instead of repairing it. This increases the amount of waste generated and increases the amount of natural resources needed to make new products.
The EPA states that electronics contain hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, and hexavalent chromium, batteries and color cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Televisions and CRT monitors contain an average of 4 lbs of lead (depending on size). Mercury from electronics has been cited as a leading source of mercury in municipal waste. Lastly, brominated flame retardants are commonly added to plastics used in electronics. If discarded, these toxins can be released into the environment through landfill leachate.
Worldwide, an estimated 20-50 million tons of electronic waste is generated annually, and an estimated 85% of it ends up in landfills. Recycling electronics avoids air, water and land pollution. It reduces the need to extract valuable and limited resources from the earth. It also reduces the energy and other resources used in new product manufacturing. Many of the components recovered can be used in new items.

Items Accepted (Broken or Obsolete) - Please REMOVE BATTERIES before dropping off items

Personal Computers (PCs)* Printers (laser, ink jet, dot matrix, etc.)* Microwaves
Laptops* Televisions* Digital Clocks
Monitors* VCR, DVD, Laser Disc Players** Coffee Makers (No Glass)
Keyboards** Portable Radio/CD Players Blenders (No Glass)
Electronic Mice** Speakers/Stereo Systems Bread Makers / Fryers
Modems** CB's/Two -way radios Toaster Ovens
Hard Drives** Cameras (film, magnetic tape, digital) Food Sealing Equipment 
CD ROM/Zip/Tape Drives** Palm Organizers/Hand Held Games** Electric Knives
Cable/Satellite Reivers** Video Game Players** Massagers  / Shaving Equipment
Copy / Fax / Scanner Machines** Joysticks / Game Controls Curling Irons
Cell Phones Remote Control Devices Hair Dryers
UPS (Battery Backups) Digital Converter Boxes** Vacuum Cleaners (NO bags)
CDs, DVDs, Floppies, etc. VHS Tapes if film is removed Carpet Sweepers 
Telephones / Pagers Projectors Cords, Cables (power, USB, etc.)
Answering Machines Paper Shredders  Fans / Space Heaters
Typewritters / Word Processors String Lights (hoiday lights on wires) Electric Tooth Brushes 
Adding Machines / Calculators Cash Registers Metal Tools (drills, screwdrivers,
Postage Machines Sump Pumps  saws, sanders, etc.) 
* Items in Blue are banned from Illinois landfills as of January 1, 2012 per 2008 Illinois Electronic Recycling and Reuse Act
* Items in Dark Blue are banned from Illinois landfills as of January 1, 2012 per SB 2106 enhancement of the Electronic Recycling Act  


Protect Your Personal Data When Recycling

Computers often contain highly personal information from bank data to tax records. Before donating your computer or bringing it to a recycling program of any kind, clean the hard drive.
Reformat the hard drive or purchase a program that writes over the hard drive. The process can be slow, because such a program writes to the disk repeatedly. Prepare to run it overnight.
It is the duty of the user of the recycling program to ensure data erasure. Will County assumes no responsibility to protect any electronic data remaining in electronics deposited in the electronic recycling program If you need more detailed instructions e-mail or call the County Land Use – Resource Recovery & Energy offices.
Either way, please be aware that the contracted electronic recycling company cleans the hard drives of all types of computers with Department of Defense approved software.
If the hard drive is damaged and cannot be cleaned with software, it is wiped clean with a magnet and shredded for recycling. 

Electronic Drop-Off Instructions and Locations:

  • Bring only residentially generated electronic items. No business electronics can be taken. Businesses are encouraged to call Will County or go to their website for recycling/reuse information.
  • Clean off any personal information on hard drives (Reformatting the hard drive or rewriting the disc is recommended.)
  • Take materials to the drop-off ONLY during operational hours.
  • Please place materials carefully in boxes as indicated by signs at the site.
  • NO Batteries (please remove batteries before dropping items off at the site)
  • NO Packaging (please do not place items back in their orginal packaging, items should be free of all packaging)
  • DO NOT TAKE any items that have already been dropped off. Once items have been placed in the box they are part of the Recycling Program.  



Beecher - closing Feb.3, 2016

Beecher-Washington Township

30200 Town Center Road


Mondays-Fridays 9am-3pm
24/7 for items that do NOT save personal information


Village of Bolingbrook

299 Canterbury Lane


Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm
Small items accepted 24/7

Channahon - closing Feb. 27, 2016

Channahon Township

S Fryer Street, seven blocks South of Rt. 6 (turn at Subway)


Wed 3pm-7pm March-Oct. ONLY
Sat 8am-2pm year-round

Godley - closing Feb. 15, 2016

Godley Park District

500 S. Kankakee (K Mine Park under Water Tower)


Monday-Friday 7am-4:30pm


The Homer Township Site

in Homer Glen

closed the Fall of 2015

Joliet - closing Feb. 1, 2016

Forest Preserve District of Will County

17540 W Laraway Road (Sugar Creek-between Rt.52 & Rt. 53)


Monday-Friday 7am-3pm


City of Lockport

17112 Prime Blvd (East of I-355 overpass)

815-838-0549 x8

Monday-Friday 7am-3pm

Manhattan - closing Feb. 20, 2016

Manhattan Township

24645 S Eastern Ave


Monday-Friday 7am-3pm
1st & 3rd Sat 8am-Noon


Village of Mokena

19004 Wolf Road


Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm

Monee - closing Feb. 1, 2016

Monee-Forest Preserve District of Will County

27341 Ridgeland Ave (Monee Reservoir)


7 days a week 8am-4pm

New Lenox - closing Feb. 1, 2016

New Lenox Township

1100 S. Cedar Road


Monday-Friday 1pm-3:30pm
4th Sat of the Month 8am-Noon


Vintage Tech Recyclers

14110 Illinois Route 59


Occassional Collections-Please call

Romeoville - closing Feb. 24, 2016

Village of Romeoville

195 S Budler
(East of I-55)


Wednesdays 6pm-8pm
1st Sat of the Month 11am-3pm

Shorewood - closing Feb. 27, 2016

Troy Township Highway Department

25358 Seil Road(West from River Rd & Seil)


Monday-Friday 7am-3pm
1st & 3rd Sat of the month 8am-2pm



This page last updated: 2/10/16

Please view our Green Guide Database for retail and other additional Electronic recycling locations!




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