Electronics are Prohibited Curbside
Electronics can contain hazardous or rare materials and are the largest growing segment of the waste stream. Because of this, Illinois state law prohibits residents from disposing of computers, monitors, printers and other electronics in landfills. In addition, the City's curbside waste hauler will not take any prohibited item on your trash day. The City of Aurora regularly contracts with electronics recycling companies to offer drop-off sites where residents can dispose of electronics such as computer components and televisions for recycling.
However, the cost to recycle these items has increased significantly in recent years and state law requires the cost of electronics recycling to be borne by the original equipment manufacturers, such as Microsoft or Samsung, prohibiting electronics recyclers from passing on the cost of their services to municipalities. While these restrictions have caused many municipalities to end or temporarily suspend their collections programs, the City of Aurora is still researching options to be able to continue to provide this service to residents.
Collection Dates & Locations
Collection dates, typically Saturdays, are announced via the City's community calendar or on the City's Facebook page. Residents can also call 630-256-4636 to check for upcoming recycling events. Electronics collection events are limited to City of Aurora residents only, and are reserved for electronics used in residences. No items from businesses will be accepted. Residents will be asked for identification with proof of their Aurora address.
The following items can be recycled:
- Cameras and Camcorders
- Cell Phones
- Gaming consoles
- MP3 Players
- Peripherals (printers, keyboards, etc.)
- Phones and answering machines
- Servers and networking equipment
- Televisions and monitors (Note: Older, cathode ray tube TVs and monitors are limited to 1. There is no limit on the number of flat-panel TVs or monitors.)
- VCRs and DVD players
Front Door Collection Offered By The City of Aurora's Vendor A-Team Recyclers
At A-Team Recyclers, we understand that it’s not always convenient to pack up your electronics and drive out to your nearest recycling facility to properly dispose of them. Our pickup service takes the burdensome task off your hands by coming to your location to collect the unwanted electronics. It’s simple and convenient–and ensures your electronics are responsibly recycled!
How It Works
With our Chicagoland pickup service, we’ll work with you to schedule a time to come to your location to collect and package your electronics. Then we’ll load them up and take them back to our secure facility to be properly recycled. At our recycling facility they’re broken down, sorted, wiped of any data, and sent to approved domestic vendors where the reprocessed raw products are reused in manufacturing.
To request a home pickup Contact A-Team Recyclers at 815-600-3608 or visit their website at A-Team Recyclers Website
Many electronics stores offer recycling either for free (typically with the purchase of a new item) or for a fee. Learn which items are accepted at the Best Buy Aurora location and associated fees. Residents may also take advantage of additional county-sponsored events and services.
Will County has partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclers to offer front-door collection services for $25. For more information on accepted items and how to schedule a collection, visit the Will County Green website.