Quarterly Electronics & Cloth Recycling

As of Monday, April 20th eWorks will be reopening electronics drop off facilities at the following locations:
Burr Ridge451 Commerce St., Burr Ridge, 60527
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Elk Grove; 1201 Estes Ave., Elk Grove Vlg. 60007
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Both locations will also be accepting clothing/textiles.  Information on textile collection.
All clothing/textile items must be bagged.

Quarterly Residential Electronics & Cloth Recycling Collection Program

  

Quarterly Recycling Events are held on the following Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in Downtown Lisle Commuter Parking Lot B located just west of the Village Hall (925 Burlington Avenue) and across the street from Marq on Main.  

Collections have been cancelled in the past due to extreme weather.  Please call the Village Hall the Friday prior to an event to see if the event has been cancelled due extreme weather.

  • September 19, 2020
  • December 19, 2020 
LotB.Marq

Electronics

 
Effective January 1, 2012, state law bans certain electronics from Illinois landfills. (Public Act 095-0959
 
In order to assistant residents with collecting unwanted electronics and to ensure environmentally-responsible recycling of these devices, DuPage County and the Village of Lisle have partnered with eWorks Electronics Recycling Services, Inc.  to develop an electronics recycling drop-off program to collect electronics on a regular basis. 

Agreement between DuPage Co. and eWorks Electronics Services, Inc. (PDF)

Televisions and monitors will be accepted for $25 / $35 based on size.   

Comprehensive listing
 (PDF) of all DuPage County-sponsored electronics recycling collection sites.
  
Questions? Please contact eWorks Electronics Recycling (217) 364-7543.

To pay for recycling of a television or monitor in advance use the eWorks Electronics Recycling Payment Portal.


Cloth, Clothing and Textiles


The Village of Lisle and eWorks has partnered with RewearAble, a green program designed to provide sustainable employment for adults with developmental disabilities while helping the environment by recycling clothing.  RewearAble accepts clothing, shoes, accessories, bedding, and other household textiles in any condition and size; towels, toys, purses and rags, in any condition.

Cloth will be recycled in one of the four ways below:

1.  Designer cloths will be laundered and sold.
2.  Cloths in good repair that do not meet designer requirements will be laundered and sold wholesale in batches.
3.  Cloths in bad repair will be processed for cleaning/painting rags.
4.  Fall out material will be bailed and reuse as insulation, packing material and floor carpet manufacturing.

Items Accepted During Quarterly Electronics Recycling

  • Adaptors
  • Ballasts
  • Blenders
  • Cable / Converter Boxes and  Receivers
  • Cameras
  • CD Players
  • Cell Phones
  • Christmas Lights
  • Circuit Boards
  • Coffee Pots (not the glass part)
  • Computer Drives
  • Computers (CPUs, tablets, batteries)
  • Cords & Cables
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Docking Stations
  • DVD Player and Recorders
  • Fan (metal fans only)
  • Fax Machines
  • Hard Drives
  • Humidifiers
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Mainframes
  • Mice
  • Microwaves
  • Modems
  • Monitors (Cost Involved)
  • PDA Organizers
  • Phones
  • Potable Digital Music Players
  • Power Supplies
  • Printers
  • Projectors
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Speakers - no large wood speakers
  • Stereos
  • Tablets
  • Toasters
  • TVs/Televisions (Cost involved)
  • Vacuums (no cloth bags)
  • Video Cassette Recorders (VCRs) Video Game Consoles
  • Wire

Items Not Accepted

  • Air Conditioners
  • Audio Cassettes
  • Batteries
  • Compact Discs
  • DVDs
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Hazardous Waste / Materials
  • Large Home Appliances
  • Light bulbs
  • Liquids & Gases
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats
  • Video Cassettes
  • White Goods

Lisle Residents Have Additional E-Waste Recycling Options

Lisle residents have another electronics recycling option in addition to the event offered on the third Saturday of the month.  

As part of the additional services offered by the Village’s waste hauler, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), residents can put out E-waste (electronics) to be recycled on the first Wednesday of the month, which will be picked up at the same time as refuse, recycling and yard waste. All items should be out at the curbside by 6:00 a.m.

What is considered E-Waste?

E-Waste includes (but is not limited to) computers, computer monitors, televisions, printers, keyboards, fax machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, computer mice, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders, or small-scale servers.

Common E-Waste Items (Acceptable and Unacceptable)

 Accepted Items

The following electronics will be accepted: cables, cable boxes, cameras, cash registers, cell phones, copiers, cords, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, laptops, printers (and cartridges), projectors, radios, satellite dishes, stereos, typewriters, VCRs, video games.

The following household items will be accepted: blenders, bread makers, carpet sweepers, coffee makers, clocks, curling irons, electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, fryers, hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights, irons, land line phones, metal tools, mixers, remotes, shaving equipment, toaster ovens, and vacuum cleaners (without bags).

Items Not Accepted

The following items will note be accepted: large appliances (refrigerators, dish washers, stoves, washers, dryers), air conditioners, ballasts, bare CRT tubes, capacitors, dehumidifiers, household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C, Lithium), light bulbs, liquids, microwaves, salvaged units, smoke detectors, VHS cassette tapes and medical equipment (any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material).

Will there be a charge for E-Waste Curbside Collection? 

The LRS E-Waste curbside collection program is a sticker-based program. The same sticker that is used for garbage and yard waste can also be used for E-Waste. The cost for handling E-Waste varies depending on the item. A different number of stickers will be required depending on how much E-Waste is placed at the curb. Please see the information below.

How many stickers are required for E-Waste?

•1 (One) sticker – one (1) small, E-Waste Item (such as a computer mouse or digital disc player)

•5 (Five) stickers – one (1) brown paper bag (small bundle) of E-Waste items (such as a keyboard, video cassette recorder, DVD player or portable entertainment devices)

•10 (Ten) stickers – one (1) TV or computer monitor

How will the collection driver know I have placed E-Waste out for collection? 

Please keep E-Waste separated from regular garbage, recycling or yard waste. E-Waste items should be placed inside a clear plastic bag or paper bag clearly marked, ‘E-WASTE’. TVs and monitors should be placed on the opposite side of the driveway or at least 5 feet away from regular garbage, recycling or yard waste, and/or carts.

For questions on the LRS curbside E-Waste collection, please call 630-581-8650 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com.