DeKalb County residents may bring in old computers and other outdated electronics to the collection on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Electronics will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. until 11 a.m. (or until the trailer space is filled) at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau located at 1350 W. Prairie Dr. (Peace Rd. and Bethany Rd.) in Sycamore. ID is required.
County residents can bring in computers, keyboards, mouse, fax machines, cell phones, telephones, game consoles, scanners, monitors, TV’s are considered a monitor (limit of 2), printers, stereos, speakers, DVD and VCR players and other electronics. Compact fluorescent bulbs for proper disposal/recycling. Used household batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt, lantern, small rechargeable) will be accepted in zippered plastic bags. No “lead acid” batteries and no microwave ovens will be accepted. Only electronics will be collected at this event. No microwaves or automotive batteries will be accepted as a part of this collection.
The Electronics Collection Day is open to any individual or business. There are no limitations to the amount of electronics which can be brought in with the exception of monitors. There is a limit of two monitors per person.
Acceptable Electronics Include: Computers/Printers/Scanners, Fax machines, Cell phones, Telephones, Stereos, DVD & VCR players, TV’s & Monitors (limit of 2), **Compact fluorescent bulbs**, **Used Household Batteries in zippered plastic bags**, NO “LEAD ACID” BATTERIES ACCEPTED and NO MICROWAVE OVENS ACCEPTED. This collection program is free and for DeKalb County residents only. The Electronics Collection program is being sponsored by the De Kalb County Health Department Solid Waste Management Program and the De Kalb County Farm Bureau.
Click Here To Submit A News Tip Or Story
Thanks for the clarification Christel! It’s awesome that the County is increasing the number of these collections and opening it up to all as well. Thanks again!
A couple items are incorrect in this article. There is no limit, and anything that plugs into a wall OR runs on a battery (and the batteries that run them!) are accepted. In addition, these municipally-sponsored collections are open to ANYONE and NOT limited to DeKalb County residents.
has the listing of current locations, dates, times, and acceptable items.
Microwaves are now accepted? I thought they were disallowed due to beryllium in some of the older models.
How about tires? Will there ever be a collection for tires?
On any of the items, must one sign a consent decree when dropping off?