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Electronics & More Special Recycling Event September 23

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: July 19, 2023; Updated: Sept. 22, 2023

Recycling Event - 2023 Sept. 23

The Electronics and More Recycling events hosted by the Westmont Environmental Improvement Committee (EIC) have been very successful and well attended.  The last event held in April had an all-time attendance record with more than 350 vehicles participating in the event. The next Electronics and More Recycling Event will be held in the commuter parking lot in front of the Westmont Village Hall at 31 W. Quincy Street. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The EIC is partnering with eWorks, Flat Can Recycling, and DuPage County to give the community and area citizens an opportunity to properly dispose of items that might otherwise end up in our landfills. The event is open to the general public. Many items are collected free of charge; some items require a fee. Following is information regarding the next event:

2023 Electronics & More Special Recycling Event

  • NEXT EVENT: September 23, 2023
  • TIME: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
  • LOCATION: 31 W. Quincy, commuter parking lot
  • COLLECTION VENDORS: eWorks and Flat Can Recycling
  • Open to the general public - No commercial drop-offs permitted
  • Please note - Some items incur a collection fee

Following is a list of the items that will be collected.  Many items will be collected free of charge; however, some items have a collection fee as noted below.  On-site payment, cash or credit, will be accepted.

eWorks Collection

TVs & Computer Monitors - There is a fee for TVs and monitors based on the size of the item - cash and credit is accepted by eWorks on the day of the event or visit the eWorks website for online pre-payment - recycling.eworksesi.org;

  • Electronics - No fee for items such as desktop and laptop computers, mice, keyboards, modems, cable boxes, converter boxes, satellite receivers, telephone and mobile devices, tape players, gaming consoles, power cords and network cables, chargers, VCRs, DVD players, fax machines, scanners and printers, tablets and portable music players). 
  • Textiles - Drapes, linens, sheets, towels, similar materials - No fee
  • Clothing & Shoes - Shoes must be tied together - No fee
  • Books, Magazines, Paper, Cardboard - No fee

Flat Can Recycling

  • Styrofoam - Well-rinsed, used polystyrene foam including post-consumer foam cups and “to-go” containers, egg cartons, ice chests, rinsed meat trays, protective packaging foam (frequently used to protect electronics during shipping), and other foam with the #6 inside the chasing arrows triangle. NOTE: NO packing peanuts or other small pieces of styrofoam.
  • Aerosol Can - $1 fee per can
  • One-Pound Camping Propane Tanks - $3 per canister
  • Household Batteries - $4 per pound
  • Infant and Children Car Seats - $20 per seat
  • Latex Paints - .50 cents per sample size container; $2 per quart container; $5 per 1-gal. container; $20 per 5-gal. container

RECYCLING EVENT DIRECTIONS
The Electronics & More Special Recycling Event will be held in the commuter parking lot in front of the Westmont Village Hall, which is located at 31 W. Quincy Street. Recycling participants will enter the collection area via the west entrance of the commuter parking lot near the intersection of West Quincy and South Adams. Event staff and volunteers will assist recycling participants through the process. Motorists will have the option of staying in their vehicles. Once recyclable items have been collected, participants will exit the lot near the intersection of West Quincy and South Grant.

For additional information regarding this recycling collection event, please visit the eWorks website, or the Flat Can Recycling website.

For information regarding other recycling and collection events throughout the area, visit scarce.org and Cool DuPage website


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