Chicago Computer Recycling

June 5, 2007 · 5 comments

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Well I am writing this post since Chicago is pretty much worthless at any sort of web site optimization and I was looking for Chicago Computer Recycling and Chicago Electronics Recycling, and after much searching, I found what I was looking for:

The facility is located at 1150 N. North Branch Street, which is two blocks east of the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street. See my map here.


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The facility is open for drop-offs on the following days:

  • Tuesday (7:00am – 12:00pm)
  • Thursday (2:00pm- 7:00pm)
  • The first Saturday of every month (8:00am – 3:00pm)

How to Drop-Off
Patrons of the facility should bring their materials through the gates and past the first one-story building, located on the west side of the street at 1150 N. North Branch. Signs are posted indicating the specific drop-off spots for specific materials (electronics, other household hazards, etc.).

During business hours an attendant will be outside and ready to accept materials. Materials will not be accepted during non-business hours and should not be left outside the facility unattended.

People looking to use the paint room should notify the attendant on duty.
What to Drop-OffAccepted Materials (please drop off):

  • antifreeze
  • unused/expired medications
  • used motor oil
  • old gasoline
  • oil-based paints
  • paint thinners
  • aerosol paints and pesticides
  • herbicides
  • insecticides
  • pesticides
  • lawn chemicals
  • solvents
  • drain cleaners
  • cleaning products
  • pool chemicals
  • hobby chemicals
  • mercury
  • compact Fluorescent lamp and light bulbs
  • computers
  • cell phones
  • What Not to Drop-Off

    Unaccepted Materials (do NOT drop off):

    • agricultural waste
    • smoke detectors
    • farm machinery oil
    • fire extinguishers
    • appliances
  • explosives
  • fireworks
  • business/commercial sector waste
  • institutional waste
  • medical waste
  • Other Drof-Off Center Locations (NOT HAZARDOUS)

    Drop-Off Center Address
    Pershing Road 1424 W. 39th Street
    Near South 1758 S. Clark
    Calumet Park Beach 9801 S. Avenue G
    Auburn Gresham 7811 S. Racine
    Household Products & Electronics Collection & Training Center 1150 N. North Branch
    Chicago Center for Green Technology 445 N. Sacramento
    North Lawndale 1817 S. Pulaski
    West Pullman 11615 S. Indiana
    Pasteur Park 5825 S. Kostner
    Riis Park 6110 W. Fullerton
    Kosciuszko Park 2732 N. Avers
    Far North Side 6441 N. Ravenswood

    I got the information from this page, but they use sessions so it may not actually work for you. City of Chicago, get a smarter dynamic website. The one you have now currently SUCKS.

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    Chicago Recycling Center Locations » werty dot net 4.0
    06.05.07 at 10:33 pm

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    1 Lindy 03.30.08 at 7:05 am

    The North Branch site also has the big blue bins in which regular recycle-ables can be placed.

    Because the Blue Bag program was such a scam — Blue bags tossed in garbage trucks to be crushed up and mixed in with regular garbage (never to be 'sorted' and recycled) I am a bit skeptical when it comes to Chicago and recycling.

    Do they really recycle what is dropped off in these blue bins after a person goes to the effort of separating and dropping off the items?

    I am a bit more likely to believe that the Wrightwood recycling (which I think is private and not city run) actually does recycle.

    If anyone has proof that the city is truly recycling our dropped off items, please let me know.

    2 Kityo John 08.15.09 at 10:28 am

    Dear sir

    We are one of the computer/parts sellers in Uganda ,since the year 1999,We would like to start up , puchasing these products from you, Laptops , CPUs, monitors ,Keyboards ,complette PCs Mouse ,HDD 80 Gb etc ,so give us your good price of the above methioned products if you have them ,so that we give you our order .

    And light now we want to puchase Laptops .
    regards ,
    Kityo John
    BKM INC
    Plot 4 Johnson Street
    PO Box 23534 Kampala Uganda East Africa

    3 Free Geek Chicago 12.18.09 at 5:03 am

    Donate your computer to us at Free Geek Chicago and we will refurbish it and get it to someone who needs a computer.

    http://www.FreeGeekChicago.org
    3411 W. DIversey. Open Friday: 10am – 3pm & Sunday: 11am – 5pm

    Any parts that are not reusble we environmentally recycle. We are 501-C-3 and give tax deductible receipt for donations. We must ask for $10 recycling fee for old CRT monitors and printers.

    Thank you!

    4 T 05.25.12 at 11:58 am

    Chicago Public Libraries use to collect old batteries for recycling but stops a few months back, apparently they didn't continue a contract with someone. Now I have all these AA and AAA batteries bagged and ready to go but no place to take them. Although the noted place above should take them, the hours aren't very useful for the working mom on the south side. So after several calls to the 311 info line, my alderman's office and a web search. I finally found a Battery Plus store on 6227 W. 95th that takes used batteries. Hope this helps someone as I'm sure other Battery Plus stores do the same.

    Good luck to other's out there tries to help our environment by recycling. Now if I can find someone to take this new light bulbs….

    T in Beverly

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