Special City Recycling Drop-Off Events

Electronic Recycling Events

The City will host an Electronics & Textile/Clothing Recycling events quarterly at the Public Works Facility (985 S Riverside Drive, Elmhurst) from 8 am until noon. This event is in cooperation with DuPage County.

  • April 30, 2022
  • July 30, 2022
  • October 29, 2022

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING:

THE FOLLOWING ELECTRONIC ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED: Computers, Laptops, Servers, Computer Monitors*, Televisions*, Printers, Facsimile, Scanners, VCR and DVD Players, Video Game Consoles, Cable and Converter Boxes, Satellite Receivers, Electronic Keyboards, Mice, Portable Music Players, Holiday String Lights, Wire, Cables, Adapters, Power Supplies, Cell Phones, Modems, Tablets, Phones, Docking Stations.

All acceptable items are FREE of charge, EXCLUDING the following:

* CRT, Flat Screens, Projection TVs and Monitors*

  • Under 21 inch screen = $25.00 per unit
  • 21 inch screen and over = $35.00 per unit

PAYMENTS:

  • Tax-deductible donation fee applies for all TVs and monitors.
  • Cash or Credit Card accepted, No checks.
  • Payment may be made in advance at http://recycling.eworksesi.org/or on site. Coupon and tax deductible receipt provided at the time of drop off for any fees

THE FOLLOWING ELECTRONIC ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: Large and small appliances, electronics from businesses, hazardous and chemical waste will not be accepted.

Textile & Clothing Recycling

Don’t use it? Don’t wear it? Don’t like it? DuPage County has partnered with eWorks and RewearAble to collect clothing and textiles for reuse and recycling. Items not able to be reused will be turned into cleaning/painting rags or reused in insulation, packing material and carpeting. RewearAble is a non-profit that provides sustainable employment for adults with disabilities. 

Packaging specifications: 

  • Please ensure all of the textiles are dry Remove all hangers
  • Remove any sharp objects
  • Ensure all items are in sealed plastic bags. If you need a bag, please notify us ahead of time and we will provide one for you

Due to processing limitations,RewearAble CAN NOT accept items of any kind that are WET OR  DIRTY.

Acceptable Categories: Clothing items of ANY KIND: tops, bottoms, socks, outerwear, underwear, accessories, paired shoes, suits, swimsuits

Unacceptable Items: Wet items, kitchen supplies, hard items, sharp items, wood, office supplies, hard toys, glass items, tools, appliances, paper, games, books, strollers, metal items, dishes, lamps, blinds, wrapping paper, car seats, puzzles, figurines, plastic items, wall to wall rugs. 

This will be a quarterly event held at the Elmhurst Public Works Facility (985 S. Riverside Dr.)

2022 Dates:

  • January 22nd, 2022
  • April 30th, 2022
  • July 30th , 2022
  • October 29th, 2022
  • This tax deductible collection is sponsored by eWorks ESI. Open to all residents with household electronics. Questions? Please contact (630) 407-6700 or visit www.dupageco.org/electronicsrecycling.

DuPage County Residential Recycling Program 

Recycling programs offered throughout DuPage County, including electronics, hazardous waste, etc.

There are commercial & retail locations that offer electronics recycling. Check the business web page or call for the most recent and accurate information.

Electronic Recycling Pickup Services

The following organizations provided e-waste pickup services for a fee.

Com2 Recycling

140 Fullerton Ave.

Carol Stream, IL 60188

630-678-2662

Com2 Recycling Information

Household Hazardous Waste

Regional Drop-Off Site Information
Household Hazardous Waste can be safely disposed of at no cost to residents at the Regional Drop-Off Site. This Drop-Off Site is provided as part of a joint effort from DuPage County & SCARCE.

Regional Drop-Off Site
Naperville Public Works Building
156 Fort Hill Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
Drop Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m (excluding holidays).

For a list of Hazardous Waste that is accepted at this facility, please review the following brochure:
Household Hazardous Waste Regional Drop-Off Site Information- EnglHousehold Hazardous Waste Regional Drop-Off Site Information- Spanish
For more information on local recycling efforts, please visit the following sites:
DuPage County RecyclingSCARCE

Seasonal Recycling Events

Holiday Recycling Checklist

Pumpkin Composting

Elmhurst collects used pumpkins the first Saturday after Halloween at the Public Works Facility, 985 S. Riverside Drive in Elmhurst from 9 am- noon. By recycling your pumpkins, you are reducing the volume in the landfills and the pumpkins are composted for reuse.

Cooking Oil Recycling

This is an annual collection of cooking oil that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring your used cooking oil to the Public Works Facility at 985 S. Riverside Drive in Elmhurst from  9 am- noon where the oil will be collected and recycled. Dumping in the sewer system can lead to problem with your line or the public system.