In September 2009, Illinois became the 16th state to adopt an electronics recycling law, known as the "Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act" (Senate Bill 2313). This legislation bans certain electronic items -- mainly computer monitors and televisions -- from Illinois landfills starting in January 2012.
To assist residents with collecting old electronics and to ensure environmentally safe recycling of these materials, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) developed an Electronics Recycling Drop-off Program to collect electronics on an ongoing basis for no cost to Hoffman Estates residents.
Starting today, Monday, April 19, Village residents can drop off electronics at the Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, only. Do not drop off electronics other than during posted dates and times.
Please note that only a specific list of acceptable items will be allowed to be dropped off, including computers (PCs and laptops) and computer components (monitors, keyboards, mouse devices, drives, etc.), DVD players, fax machines, MP3 players, printers, scanners, TVs, VHS players, and video game consoles. Visit www.swancc.org for a full list of acceptable items.
Click here (PDF) for the press release.