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Changes to Electronics Recycling

In 2012, Illinois adopted legislation that prohibits the landfilling of “Covered Electronics”, such as computers, CRT-tubed monitors & televisions, and printers. As the electronics legislation has evolved and changed, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) will no longer be accepting the following items at their electronics recycling events or permanent drop off locations: calculators, cameras, microwaves, power tools/cords, shredders, small home appliances (blenders, coffee makers, lamps, etc.), stereo equipment, and typewriters.
If these items aren’t worthy of donation (see SWANCC’s Reuse and Recycling Directory for possible outlets), they can be thrown away in the garbage.
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