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 – 3:30 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. Household appliances (white goods) will NOT be accepted.
Also, please note that the City's contracted garbage hauler, Republic Services, is now
picking up ewaste at the curbside on your regularly scheduled garbage day. A
courtesy call to Republic Services at 847-981-0091 is appreciated.