To help protect the environment, a state law effective January 1, 2012, bans the disposal of electronic waste into landfills and requires that it be recycled.
This means that if you place electronic items with your garbage for pickup, they will not be collected by your refuse hauler. These items include:
- Computers (including tablets), monitors, printers and keyboards
- TVs, VCRs, DVRs and digital video disc players
- Computer mice, small scale servers and scanners
- Fax machines
- Portable digital music players (iPods, MP3 players)
- Digital converter boxes, cable receivers and satellite receivers
- Game consoles (Playstations, Xbox, etc.)
These products contain hazardous materials and are harmful to the environment if not properly discarded and recycled. Residents must now locate responsible recyclers for disposal of these Items.
How Do I Dispose of E-Waste?
There are several options to recycle your unwanted electronics. Before dropping off items, call the recycler to confirm collection times, what is accepted and if there is a disposal fee.
Collection sites in Tinley Park and the surrounding area include:
7550 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park
Drop-off: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Call for pickups
(TVs not accepted)
7330 191st St., Tinley Park
Call for information
Call for Tinley Park Monday pickups
7 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday - Friday
8 a.m.-noon, 2nd Saturday of month
Orland Township Highway Department
16125 Wolf Rd., Orland Park
Goodwill Retail Store
7400 W. 159th St., Orland Park
Orland Hills Public Works
16533 S. 94th Ave., Orland Hills
630-305-0922 (Vintage Tech)
Drop-off 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on:
January 12, April 13, July 13, October 12
Habitat for Humanities ReStore
180 Joe Orr Rd., Chicago Heights
New Neighborhood Development, Inc.
(online pickup service)
(recycles e-materials to provide
computer training to veterans)
Bremen Youth Services
15350 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Forest
Drop-off 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday
For more information on the e-waste law and a complete list of registered recyclers, collectors and refurbishers, visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
or call 800-782-7860.