The Forest Preserve District of Will County, in partnership with the Will County Land Use Department
, is offering residential electronics recycling at two of its Visitor Centers.
In Joliet, electronics may be recycled at the Sugar Creek Administration Center
, located at 17540 W. Laraway Road (0.75-mile west of Route 52). Get driving directions on our Google Map
. The drop-off location is in the parking lot west of the building. Electronics may be brought to this location during the preserve hours of sunrise to sunset.
In Monee, electronics may be recycled at Monee Reservoir
, located at 27341 Ridgeland Avenue (west of Route 50 and south of Pauling Road). Get driving directions on our Google Map.
The drop-off location is in the main parking lot near the concessions building. Electronics may be brought to this location during the Visitor Center hours, which vary by season. Check the Monee Reservoir Visitor Center page
for current hours.
The following items are accepted at the drop-off locations: personal computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, electronic mice, modems, hard drives, CD-ROM/zip/tape drives, cords and cables, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, battery backups, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, laser disc players, portable radios and CD players, speakers, stereo systems, CBs and two-way radios, digital clocks, microwaves, cameras, palm organizers, hand held games, video game players, joysticks, game controllers, typewriters, word processors, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, adding machines, postage machines, calculators, paper shredders, telephones, cell phones, answering machines, and pagers.
Please bring only residentially generated electronic items. No business electronics can be accepted. Clear any personal information on hard drives (reformatting the hard drive is recommended).
Take materials to the drop-off location only during operational hours. Place materials carefully in boxes as indicated by signs at the site. DO NOT TAKE any items that have already been dropped off; once items have been placed in the box they are part of the recycling program.
This recycling program protects Will County water and air resources, while reducing the amount materials going to local landfills. Worldwide, an estimated 20 to 50 million tons of electronic waste is generated annually, and an estimated 85% of it ends up in landfills. Many of the components recovered through recycling these items can be used to make new items, thereby reducing the energy and other resources used in new product manufacturing.
For more information on recycling in Will County, visit the Will County Land Use - Resource Recovery & Energy website