Law Bans Electronics from Landfills
A law enacted in 2012 bans TVs, computers, laptops, keyboards, monitors, printers, peripherals, VCR/DVD players, gaming systems, MP3 players and other electronic items from Illinois landfills. The Village’s waste hauler, Republic Services, will not pick up electronic waste at the curb.
The Village’s waste hauler, Flood Brothers Disposal, offers curbside electronic and hazardous waste collection on a per-charge basis, $25 for up to six items, with no more than two televisions allowed per pickup. Customers will need to contact Flood Brothers at (630) 261-0400 at least 24 hours in advance to arrange for these services.
Roselle residents can also drop off electronic recycling at the Bloomingdale Township Highway Department, 6N030 Rosedale Ave., during their quarterly Electronic Recycling Events. Fees apply for TVs and monitors ($25 for up to 21 inches, and $35 for 21 inches and above). All other electronic recycling is free. Visit the Bloomingdale Township website for event dates and a list of accepted items.
Cook County residents can also drop off recycling at Elgin Recycling, which provides free* electronics recycling drop-off for all Cook County residents at their recycling center at 145 S. Weiler Rd., Arlington Heights, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (*fees apply for TVs and monitors).