Be they broken, discarded or obsolete, unwanted electronics are banned from garbage carts. These items must be recycled by taking them to the transfer
station in Glenview.

The City of Evanston recently enacted an ordinance that tracks the State’s Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act (415 ILCS 5/1 et seq., as amended), which prohibits the disposal of specified electronic products in any refuse container by any person or business. The following items must be recycled: televisions, printers, electronic keyboards, electronic mice, cable receivers, satellite receivers, monitors, facsimile machines, videocassette recorders, digital video disc (DVD) players, digital video disc (DVD) recorders, digital converter boxes, computers (including tablets), scanners, stereo equipment and speakers, portable digital music players, small-scale servers, and video game consoles.”

The City will impose a special pick-up fee of no less than $25 per incident for violations of the ordinance.

Evanston residents may recycle electronics by taking them to SWANCC’s transfer station in Glenview on Saturdays between 9 and 11:30 a.m. (except Dec.
31 and Jan. 7). In addition, SWANCC communities, including Evanston, will host one-day events during the spring and summer each year. The locations and dates will be posted on the City’s website in the spring.