ECO EXPANDS THE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM
2nd & 4th Saturday of each month
Time: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Behind the Public Works Facility (100 Theodore Dr., Oswego)
In 2007, the Village of Oswego and the Environmentally Conscious Oswego (ECO) Commission established an electronics recycling program. Taking place on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 8:00am to 11:00am (Except in November & December, only 2nd Saturday due to Holidays) at the Public Works Facility at 100 Theodore Drive, the program has grown over the years collecting hundreds of tons of electronics that previously would have been sent to area landfills. The success of Oswego’s program has served as an example to other communities in the Chicago region who wish to provide a similar service to their residents.
Electronics can contain hazardous material and the proper management of those items is important. In addition, electronics hold valuable materials that are salvageable to be reused. Beginning January 1st, Illinois will no longer allow electronics to be disposed of in landfills. All forms of electronics are accepted including computers, monitors, all types of memory sticks, printers, printer cartridges, laptops and laptop accessories, all hard drives, power cables, all networking equipment (hubs, routers, servers, switches, etc.), fax machines, photocopiers, and cell phones.
To meet the needs of the community, ECO has recently expanded the program to include the collection of scrap metal and used motor oil, batteries, cardboard and plastic. Residents can bring items to the regularly scheduled electronics recycling event. Workers will be there to assist in the unloading of material into the recycling containers.
If a resident has a large item and cannot transport it to the recycling event, they may call the Village’s recycling company, ERC of Chicago, LLC at 630-229-6976 They will be able to schedule a time to pick up the item at your home. The item must be located in a garage or outside of the home to allow for it to be picked-up.
There is no fee for bringing your items to the event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact ECO at (630) 554-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org .