Upcoming Electronics Recycling Program
Starting January 1, 2018 Joliet residents who pay for municipal waste removal on their water and sewer bills will be able to call and have electronics picked up from their homes. Coming soon there will be a number to call to begin scheduling these pickups. Please check back here in the beginning of December for that phone number.
There is no fee for this service. Residents will call a phone number or send and 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.
Current Electronics Recycling Program
PLEASE CHECK WILLCOUNTYGREEN.COM FOR UPDATES ON ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP OFF SITE INFORMATION AS THIS CHANGES FREQUENTLY.
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 County is working with public and private sites to open more permanent locations with the same restrictions in order to comply with the provisions of the recently bid recycling contract.
- The Will County Employee Parking Lot, located at 57 W. Marion St., Joliet, IL is open every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month ONLY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. THIS DROP OFF WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 4TH TUESDAY OF FEBRUARY IN 2018 (FEBRUARY 27). After that only drop off sites below will be open for drop off. City of Joliet Residents will be able to bring their items to other drop off sites or use the "At Your Door" program which will allow Joliet residents who pay for municipal waste removal on their water bills to call to have electronics picked up from their homes to be recycled. More information about that is above.
- 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 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month ONLY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Electronic Items that are currently accepted or not accepted are listed here.
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.