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Special City Recycling Drop-Off Events

Electronic Recycling EventsThe City will host an Electronics & Textile/Clothing Recycling events quarterly at the Public Works Facility (985 S Riverside Drive, Elmhurst) from 8:00 a.m. until noon. This event is in cooperation with DuPage County.

  • January 27, 2024
  • April 27, 2024
  • July 27, 2024
  • October 26, 2024

Acceptable Electronic Items: Computers, Laptops, Servers, Computer Monitors*, Televisions*, Printers, Facsimile, Scanners, VCR and DVD Players, Video Game Consoles, Cable and Converter Boxes, Satellite Receivers, Electronic Keyboards, Mice, Portable Music Players, Holiday String Lights, Wire, Cables, Adapters, Power Supplies, Cell Phones, Modems, Tablets, Phones, Docking Stations.

All acceptable items are FREE of charge, EXCLUDING the following:
CRT, Flat Screens, Projection TVs and Monitors

  • Under 21 inch screen = $25.00 per unit
  • 21 inch screen and over = $35.00 per unit
  • Tax-deductible donation fee applies for all TVs and monitors.
  • Cash or Credit Card accepted, No checks.
  • Payment may be made in advance at onsite. Coupon and tax deductible receipt provided at the time of drop off for any fees
Unacceptable Electronic Items: Large and small appliances, electronics from businesses, hazardous and chemical waste will not be accepted.
Textile & Clothing RecyclingDon’t use it? Don’t wear it? Don’t like it? DuPage County has partnered with eWorks and RewearAble to collect clothing and textiles for reuse and recycling. Items not able to be reused will be turned into cleaning/painting rags or reused in insulation, packing material and carpeting. RewearAble is a non-profit that provides sustainable employment for adults with disabilities.

Packaging specifications:
  • Please ensure all of the textiles are dry Remove all hangers
  • Remove any sharp objects
Due to processing limitations, RewearAble CAN NOT accept items of any kind that are WET OR  DIRTY.

Acceptable Categories:
  • Clothes ANY KIND: tops, bottoms, socks, outerwear, underwear, accessories, paired shoes, suits, swimsuits 
  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Bedding
  • Belts
  • Towels
  • Coats, hats, scarfs, and gloves
  • Household items - tablecloths (cloth), cloth napkin and placemats
  • Bathing suits, coverups and baseball hats
Unacceptable Items: Wet items, kitchen supplies, hard items, sharp items, wood, office supplies, hard toys, glass items, tools, appliances, paper, games, books, strollers, metal items, dishes, lamps, blinds, wrapping paper, car seats, puzzles, figurines, plastic items, wall to wall rugs.

This will be a quarterly event held at the Elmhurst Public Works Facility (985 S. Riverside Dr.)

2024 Dates:
DuPage County Residential Recycling Program 
Recycling programs offered throughout DuPage County, including electronics, hazardous waste, etc. There are commercial & retail locations that offer electronics recycling. Check the business web page or call for the most recent and accurate information.
Electronic Recycling Pickup ServicesThe following organizations provided e-waste pickup services for a fee.

Com2 Recycling
140 Fullerton Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Com2 Recycling InformationHousehold Hazardous WasteRegional Drop-Off Site Information
Household hazardous waste can be safely disposed of at no cost to residents at the regional drop-off site. This service is provided as part of a joint effort from DuPage County & SCARCE.

Regional Drop-Off Site
Naperville Public Works Building
156 Fort Hill Drive
Naperville, IL 60540
Drop Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

For a list of Hazardous Waste that is accepted at this facility, please review the following brochure:
Household Hazardous Waste Regional Drop-Off Site Information- Engl
Household Hazardous
Waste Regional Drop-Off Site Information- Spanish
For more information on local recycling efforts, please visit the following sites:
DuPage County Recycling SCARCE
Seasonal Recycling EventsHoliday Recycling Checklist

Pumpkin Composting
Elmhurst collects used pumpkins the first Saturday after Halloween at the Public Works Facility, 985 S. Riverside Drive in Elmhurst from 9:00 a.m. - noon. By recycling your pumpkins, you are reducing the volume in the landfills and the pumpkins are composted for reuse.

Cooking Oil Recycling
This is an annual collection of cooking oil that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring your used cooking oil to the Public Works Facility at 985 S. Riverside Drive in Elmhurst from  9:00 a.m. - noon where the oil will be collected and recycled. Dumping in the sewer system can lead to problems with your sewer line or the public system.