City of Joliet Electronics Recycling Program
Joliet residents who pay for municipal waste on their water and sewer bills can call and have electronics picked up from their homes free of charge. To schedule a pickup, either call 1-800-449-7587 or go to the website www.wmatyourdoor.com. If you go to the website, be sure to click on SCHEDULE TODAY in the lower right hand corner and then click on SCHEDULE ONLINE on the next page. You will then be asked for your information so a pickup can be scheduled.
Here is a short video with more information about the process
There is no fee for this service and no limit to the number of times a resident can call for this service. Residents will call a phone number or send an email and a kit will be sent to your home with a pickup date and instructions about where items are to be placed and what can be placed out for recycling. No items are to be placed at the curb.
For a list of items that are included in the program, please see the acceptable electronics items page.
SPECIAL 1-DAY ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT INFORMATION
If you do not pay for municipal waste on your water and sewer bill, or if you just want to drive your electronics to a drop off and don't want to put them outside of your door, there will be a special 1-day collection for all Will County Residents on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. only. This event will take place at A-Team Recyclers who are located at 304 Gregory Court, Shorewood, IL 60404. There is a limit of 2 televisions but you can bring as much other electronics as you want. You will be asked to show an ID to prove you are a Will County Resident.Will County Electronics Recycling Program
PLEASE CHECK WILLCOUNTYGREEN.COM FOR UPDATES ON ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP OFF SITE INFORMATION AS THIS CHANGES FREQUENTLY. Please note that the pickup service that is for Joliet residents is only for those that pay for municipal waste on their water and sewer bills. If you do not pay for municipal waste on your water and sewer bill but live in Will County, you are entitled to the Will County Electronics Recycling Services.
Electronics Collections Update -- There are now seven locations in Will County that accepts electronics recycling from Will County residents only (see list below). There is no fee to drop off your electronics at these sites. Please bring your drivers' license or state ID. Limit 2 TVs per vehicle along with other electronics. Closed all other days and times. Be aware that illegal dumping during closed hours will be prosecuted.
- The Lockport Public Works Department, 17112 Prime Blvd, Lockport, IL and is open every Tuesday and Friday ONLY from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- New Lenox Township, 1100 S. Cedar Rd., New Lenox, IL is open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month ONLY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Romeoville Public Works, 615 Anderson Drive, Romeoville, IL is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month ONLY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Peotone Police Department, 208 E. Main St., Peotone, IL is open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month ONLY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Channahon Township (in Partnership with Families of Faith Church), 24466 W. Eames Street/Rt 6, 24466 W Eames Street/Rt 6, Channahon, IL is open on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month ONLY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Village of Wilmington, 1165 S. Water Street, Wilmington, IL is open on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month ONLY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Frankfort Township, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL is open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month ONLY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Electronic Items that are currently accepted or not accepted are listed on the county's website.
FRONT-DOOR TV Collection Service is currently offered to Will County residents by A-Team Recyclers.
Please call 815-600-3608 for pricing and to schedule an appointment. Fees do apply for this front door service. There is no fee to drop off electronics at the above sites during operating hours.
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.
Illinois law prohibits the computers, laptops, printers, monitors and televisions from landfills as of Jan. 1, 2012.