Free City of Chicago chemical and computer recycling
The City is restarting it’s Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling program. Have a clear out of your cupboards, closets, storage space and garage. Then dispose of your household chemicals responsibly and recycle your old computers and electronics by dropping them off at the City’s Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility.
Where and where: See below.
Social distancing between staff and the public will be a priority. You will be asked to remain in the vehicle and automatically open your trunk or door, if you can. If the door or trunk cannot be opened from inside your car, you’ll be asked to manually open them, and step back 6 feet so the staff can gather your electronics. Materials should not be left outside the facility unattended. Please note that once the truck is full, no more electronics will be accepted that day.
The Computer Recycling Facility accepts these electronic materials:
- Cell Phones
- Video Game Consoles
- Computer Monitors
- Portable Digital Music Players
- Digital Converter Boxes
- Printer, Fax, Scanners
- Cable & Satellite Receivers
- Keyboards & Mice
- Small-Scale Servers
- VCRs, DVD Players, DVD Recorders
Electronics from businesses are not accepted.
The Household Chemical and Computer Recycling Facility accepts a range of items, including household cleaners, oil-based paints, solvents, cell phones, compact fluorescent light bulbs, computers and related equipment to name a few. It does NOT accept business/commercial sector wastes, explosives, fireworks or latex paint.
- household chemicals, such as bleach, harsh cleaning materials, drain cleaners, etc.
- batteries (rechargeable, lithium, car batteries, etc.)
- oil-based paints, aerosol paints and paint thinners
- solvents (mineral spirits, stains, paint strippers, preservatives, sealers)
- unused or expired medications (non-controlled only)
- compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes
- motor oil, gasoline, auto fluids
- herbicides, pesticides and insecticides
- propane tanks for BBQ grills
- lead acid batteries
- all aerosol cans (spray paint, hair spray, etc.)
- lawn, pool and hobby chemicals
- mercury (thermometers, switches, thermostats)
- small fire extinguishers
- small non-refillable cylinders (NRC’s)