Quarterly Electronics Recycling

Quarterly Residential Electronics Recycling Collection Program

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)

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 Friday prior to an event to see if the event has been cancelled due extreme weather.

Items that will be accepted at no charge include:  PCs, laptops, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, servers, keyboards, VCRs, portable MP3 players, DVD players, DVD recorders, game consoles, mice, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, cell phones.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.


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.