Recycle Palos - Computer Software & Computers & Electronics

Computer Recycling at Palos West School
Every fall Palos School District holds a Computer Recycling day at Palos West School at
12700 S. 104th Ave. Palos Park. You can check the Palos Park Village Calendar for dates.
PC Pentium II or higher
Apple G3 or higher
Hard Drives
3.5 Disk Drives
CD-Rom Drives
Software (originals only)
Communication Devices
Low-Tech Devices (switches, keyboards, etc.)
Mouse and Cables
Fax Machines
Cell Phones
Therapeutic Equipment   

Assistive Technology Exchange Network
A program of United Cerebral Palsy Association
(800) 476-2836
Assistive Technology Exchange Network in Tinley Park
7550 West 183rd Street
Tinley Park , IL 60477
Phone: (708) 444-8460 Ext. 231
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 to 3:30

• Donation Program
• Recycling
• Refurbishment
Items Accepted: Cpu, monitor, computer peripherals. Pentium and above, Mac PowerPC and up, hard drives, cdrom, adaptive equipment, any parts, educational software, color VGA monitors and up. Call ahead for donation info, will pick up 4 or more systems. A program United Cerebral Palsy Association. Computers are refurbished and then sent to schools throughout Illinois to help children with disabilities. All Quantities Accepted.

Cristina Organization

Find an organization that needs your stuff through Typically they pick your stuff up.

“Call-to-Protect” Program from the Wireless Foundation’s
Aids victims of domestic abuse.
(888) 901-SAFE
195 E. Kehoe Blvd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
1196 C South Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
1-877-977-COM2 (2662)
Located in Carol Stream Illinois, we are a leading, nationally known recycler of excess and surplus computers. Companies of all sizes have been entrusting COM2 Computers to handle their computer scrap, computer recycling, PC disposal, and excess inventory remarketing. (A list of references is available upon request). We are closely networked with nationally known dismantlers, ISO certified precious metal refiners, electrical component manufacturers and computer related peripheral dealers. . We are continually improving all aspects related to recycling and the environment.

Computers for Schools
3350 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago
(773) 583-7575 or (800) 939-6000
Call for details.

Computer Recycle Group
Tel (815) 455-6300
Fax (815) 455-5890

Contacting CRG: We will introduce ourselves and our services, and then make pick-up arrangements that suit your needs.

  • Product Acquisition: Our trained professionals will come out to your work environment to pickup your equipment or you may drop off equipment directly at our facility.
  • Auditing Equipment: Upon receiving the equipment, we document all materials given for recycling. Documentation includes make, model and serial number, along with report of condition.
  • Asset Recovery: We will provide you with a monetary amount of the value of the equipment and a certificate of recycling.
  • Recycling / Reuse: All equipment will be recycled, resold, dismantled or de-manufactured.

The Costco Trade-In and Recycle Program is a service provided to Costco customers by GreenSight Technologies, LLC. Only eligible products qualify for trade-in or recycle. You will receive a confirmation email and an email with a Pre-Paid UPS shipping label, along with instructions for packing and shipping the trade-in product and a link to a UPS Store locator. Shipping charges are pre-paid by GreenSight, however you will be responsible for properly packing your trade-in. The UPS Store can provide assistance with packing and shipment. Any cost associated with packing your trade-in will be your responsibility.  Costco Recycling/Trade-in Help Desk: (866) 314-2059

Earth 911
The site is a clearinghouse for environmental hotlines, Web sites and other information sources nationwide where you can find community-specific information on recycling.


Encourage recycling and reduce e-waste in the country. eCycleBest operates by giving our customers cash in exchange for their used or broken gadgets. Specifically, we purchase Apple products such as iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. We also purchase tablets, laptops and smartphones from major brands such as Samsung, Sony, Dell and Lenovo. We also provide free shipping and packaging anywhere in the U.S., by simply signing up for an account and filling out a shipping form. Our customers then receive their payment through PayPal or a mailed company check.

Electronic Industries Alliance
(703) 907-7500

Intercon Solutions
1001-59 Washington
11th and Washington
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708-756-9838
Toll Free: 888-452-5642
Fax: 708-756-4094

Goodwill Industries
(888) 353-6400
Pentium and higher.

Unwanted electronics can be dropped off at the recycling facility, 14400 W. 151st St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursday.

My Green Electronics
The Consumer Electronics Association's site lets consumers find recycling opportunities close to where they live with a ZIP code search.

My Bone Yard

Simple, Safe and Smart way to Recycle Electronics

Office Depot
Customers can recycle all types of personal electronics, from digital cameras to computers, by buying the appropriate-sized Tech Recycling Box at Office Depot stores. The boxes sell for $5, $10 and $15 and include all shipping and handling. Customers take the box home and fill it with used electronic devices, including cords and cables, and return the unsealed box to the store. Small tv's and electronics are accepted. Download Office Depot's brochure below for acceptable and unacceptable items and materials: DOWNLOAD BROCHURE.

Office Max
Provides a pilot recycling program for residents and businesses at any location nationwide. Charges vary per item from $5.00 - $20.00 with an accompanying coupon varying from $5.00 - $30.00 for use in an OfficeMax store. Individual items may not exceed 50 pounds. No equipment with broken glass or leaking batteries shall be accepted at any OfficeMax store.

Salvation Army
5112 S Ashland, Chicago
(773) 737-3335 or (888) 574-2587
Pentium or higher accepted.

Orland Township Electronic Recycling
16125 Wolf Road

The site is open to the public 7am to 3pm Monday to Fridays. This permanent site is unmanned: residents myst off-load their own vehicles. Those needing assistance can attend Saturday events help on the second Saturday of the month, March through November. Proceeds benefit Orland Township Scholarship Fund.

Share the Technology
P. O. Box 548
Rancocas, NJ 08073
National database of donation requests from over 700 schools and non-profit organizations in 46 states. Prospective donors can search to find donation requestors in their state and connect with them. No charge for donor listing.


Computer /Electronics Recycling Contractors

Chesapeake Recycling
1600 S US 35, Winamac, IN 46996
(866) 946-6602

(773) 734-9873
Call first.

HOBI International
1202 Nagle Blvd, Batavia
(630) 761-0500
Buys used equipment.

Intercon Solutions
4401 W Ogden Ave,Chicago
(773) 521-5642
Microwaves are accepted.


Computer/Electronic Take-Back Program
Contact these companies to find out what they will accept, shipping details and cost for participating in the programs. Some of these companies may provide a discount on future computer purchases.

Computer Take Back
Click on the map of the United States to find recycling options in Illinois.



United Recycling Industries
1600 Harvester Rd, West Chicago
(800) 323-1574


Computer Software

Alternative Community Training (ACT)
2200 Burlington
Columbia, MO 65202
(800) 359-4607
Accepts all 3.5” disks. Accepts by mail only.

16398 NE 85th St, Ste 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(800) 305-DISK
Accept 3.5” disks, CD’s, cell phones, inkjet & toner cartridges and videotapes for recycling. Call for shipping instructions.

MRC Polymers
3535 W 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 890-9000 x 5526
Accepts CD’s and CD cases.

Plastic Recycling, Inc.
2015 S Pennsylvania
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 780-6100
Send CD’s and CD cases.

Recycle for Breast Cancer
P.O. Box 2929
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 735-7203



Sell it on Ebay or other such sites. Many drop sites are available locally to help you for a small percentage, including the UPS store.

Small electronics, like PDA’s, MP3 players, mice and keyboards are accepted free at Staples or at Office Depot for whatever fits in a $5, $10 or $15 tech box.

Larger electronics, such as computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, VCR’s & DVD players, are sometimes accepted for free by their manufacturers. Dell, IBM, Apple, Hewlett-Packard are just some of these.  Staples will accept larger items (no TV’s) for $10.

Air Cycle Corp.

2000 S. 25th Ave.
Broadview, IL, (800)909-9709
Air Cycle Corporation offers recycling services and transportation throughout the United States to assist facilities in properly recycling lamps, ballasts, batteries, and electronics.

Cell Phone and Consumer Electronics Recycling Fundraiser

The EcoPhones Recycling Fundraiser pays up to $300 per item. There's nothing to buy and nothing to sell. Simply ask parents, neighbors, co-workers and local businesses to donate and recycle their used consumer electronics:

  • Cell Phones
  • Ink Jet Printer Cartridges
  • Laptop Computers
  • Apple iPods
  • Digital Cameras
  • Digital Video Cameras

For more information, you may register online at or call (888) Eco-Phones / (888) 326-7466. Download and customize your own promotional materials right from our website including a guide to running a successful recycling fundraiser, posters, price lists, pre-paid shipping labels and everything else you'll need to get started.

Recycle your old IPOD at an Apple store and get a 10% discount. OR ship free via snail mail, get address from:

Office Depot
Recycle computers, camcorders, digital cameras, printers, faxes, game systems, monitors and PDAs, VCRs, DVD players, TVs and peripherals for a fee. Go to .


Sony provides free drop off at many of it's locations.


Costco, in coordination with Greensight, also allows members to recycle their electronics including cameras, camcorders and gaming systems, and may even receive a Costco cash card for any estimated trade-in value.

Collective Good

CollectiveGood is the mobile devices recycling resource. If you have spare mobile phones, pagers or PDAs sitting on a shelf or in a drawer, you can recycle them here in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. EZ Tax Credit.

E-Scrap Technologies

3 Northpoint Court
Bolingbrook, IL (630)378-1300

E-Scrap Technologies Accepted Items
* Some Items May Incur a Small Fee
  • phone  systems
  • Electronics
  • Computers / PC's
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • * Televisions
  • * Stereo Equipment
  • Networking Equipment
  • Cell Phones
  • PC peripherals and loose hardware
  • Video conferencing equipment
  • Servers
  • Scanners


The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,275 groups with 4,608,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Give A Computer

Joliet Drop-off, 2114 Oak Leaf St.,
Joliet, IL 60436. 

Special Olympics

Accepts cell phones


This information is not an endorsement of any company, product, or service.