Des Plaines Public Works will accept all computer components, phone equipment, hand-held electronics, DVD’s, VCR’s, and televisions for recycling from 8 AM – 7 PM, every Wednesday, at the Public Works Garage, 1111 Joseph J. Schwab (Campground) Road. The City’s contracted recycling company will wipe all computer hard drives to the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) standards. Computers that meet requirements are then refurbished while unusable equipment is recycled responsibly in accordance with the Illinois Electronics Reuse & Recycling Act. Beginning January 1, 2012, P.A. 97-0287 banned landfill disposal of many electronic items. Items will only be accepted during the designated times above. Household appliances (white goods) will NOT be accepted.