Electronic Recycling

As of January 1, 2012, residents in the State of Illinois are prohibited from disposing of electronic devices in a manner that will result in the device being placed in a landfill.  However, many recycling/reusing programs are available to consumers to assist them in discarding their unwanted electronics.

Waste Management is now providing an “At Your Door” collection service for these household special materials to Sycamore residents.  Through this program, you can schedule a collection of these materials right from your home.  This service is available to anyone who receives garbage services through the City of Sycamore.  For more information on how to schedule a pick up, please click here.

Other regular electronics recycling opportunities are available at convenient locations in the DeKalb-Sycamore area.  For a list of recycling dates and locations, please click here to visit the DeKalb County Health Department.

Items prohibited from being disposed of in a landfill include but are not limited to:

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Computers (laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, desktop, etc.)
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Videocassette Recorders
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Scanners
  • Electronic Mice
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Cable Receivers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders

For additional information, please visit the following sites:

DeKalb County Department of Health

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

IEPA List of Registered E-Waste Collection sites

earth911.com – enter zip code for a list of nearby recycling locations