Residential Electronics and Computer Recycling

Did you know 90% of outdated electronics are thrown out with the garbage where they can have a devastating impact on the environment?  E-waste is hazardous. Illinois state regulations PROHIBIT most consumer electronic waste disposal in landfills.

The following table provides a list of businesses and the electronic items they will accept for recycling.  Items do not need to be in working condition to be recycled.  These local recycling programs accept only residential waste–They CANNOT accept business or commercial waste. All locations accept items free of charge. For information about business recycling options please contact the Ecology Action Center.

Residential E-Waste Recycling Drop-offs

NameItems AcceptedItems Not AcceptedLocationHours
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Normal Public Works GarageComputers, laptops, televisions, monitors, printers, fax, scanners, copiers, peripherals, phone systems, all types of radios, VCRs, toaster ovens, hair dryers, curling irons, cash registers, cameras, blenders, and other small appliances. Damaged or non-working items accepted.
All forms of electronic media: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, and virtually all other type of computer tapes.
All forms of printer cartridges including both inkjet and toner.
All types of cell phones, pagers, PDAs and their chargers, cables, and headset accessories
All types of rechargeable batteries (not regular alkaline ones) and their chargers
All of the small computer accessories such as MP3 players, iPods, digital cameras, hand- held scanners, handheld games and other connected devices.
No large appliances, light bulbs or batteries1301 Warriner Street, Normal, IllinoisMonday-Friday 7:00 am-2:30 pm; the first Saturday of every month 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Summer hours 6:00 am-1:30 pm (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
309-454-9571
Home Sweet Home MinistriesComputers, laptops, printers, fax, scanners, copiers, peripherals, phone systems, all types of radios, VCRs,
Microwaves, toaster ovens, hair dryers, curling irons, cash registers, cameras, blenders, and other small appliances. Damaged or non-working items accepted.
All types of cell phones, pagers, PDAs and their chargers, cables, and headset accessories
All of the small computer accessories such as MP3 players, iPods, digital cameras, hand- held scanners, handheld games and other connected devices.
All forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, and virtually all other type of computer tapes (ONLY at Mission Mart location).
No CRT (tube-style) TVs or monitors1700 W Washington St., Bloomington, IllinoisMonday-Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, 24 hour drop-off309-828-1530
Habitat For Humanity ReStoreComputers, laptops, printers, fax, scanners, copiers, peripherals, phone systems, all types of radios, VCRs,
Microwaves, toaster ovens, hair dryers, curling irons, cash registers, cameras, blenders, and other small appliances. Damaged or non-working items accepted.
All forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, and virtually all other type of computer tapes.
All forms of printer cartridges including both inkjet and toner.
All types of cell phones, pagers, PDAs and their chargers, cables, and headset accessories
All types of rechargeable batteries (not regular alkaline ones) and their chargers
All of the small computer accessories such as MP3 players, iPods, digital cameras, hand- held scanners, handheld games and other connected devices.
No TVs or monitors.1402 W Washington, Bloomington, IllinoisTuesday-Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.309-454-6047
Best BuyComputers, computer accessories, all types of radios, VCRs, cameras, etc. Damaged or non-working items accepted.No TVs or computer monitors, or small appliances including microwaves.2103 N Veterans Pkwy Suite 200, Bloomington, IllinoisMonday-Saturday 10:00 am-9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am-8:00 pm309-663-8090
Goodwill IndustriesComputers, Laptops, printers, ink and toner cartridges, external drives, keyboards, mice, speakers, scanners, fax machines, routers, power cords, A/C adaptors, USB drives, servers, software (CDs), No large appliances,
Only flat screen TVs.
No CRT (tube style) TVs or monitors.302 Landmark Drive, Normal, IllinoisMonday–Saturday 9:00 am–7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm309-451-1010
Behr MetalsAccepts laptops, cell phones, and computer towers.
No items high in plastic.501 E Stewart, Bloomington, IllinoisMonday-Friday 7:30 pm-4:00 pm, Saturday 7:30 am-12:00 am309-828-6084
Advanced ComputingComputer and computer accessories.No CRT/tube style TVs or monitors1540 E College Ave #10B, Normal, IL 61761Monday-Friday
8am-6pm
Saturday
9am-3pm
309-454-5152