Electronic Recycling & Shredding Event

Spring Sweep Recycling & Shredding Event, April 27
Posted on 04/05/2019
Spring Sweep

Get your electronics recycled and documents shredded at the annual Spring Sweep event organized by the Village’s Special Events Commission and held on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave. The electronics recycling is sponsored by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).

Please enter the Racecourse parking lot area from New Wilke Road, located between Northwest Highway and Euclid Avenue.

The event includes the recycling of electronics (see below for a list of acceptable items), document destruction (up to six legal file-sized boxes or paper bags per vehicle) and the collection of old, usable bikes. Residents from Arlington Heights and residents of any SWANCC communities are eligible to participate. Electronics and documents from businesses, schools or institutions will not be accepted. Check here for the list of SWANCC member communities

The document destruction and electronic recycling activities are a great way to do a spring cleaning of your home and safely dispose of old electronics and personal documents that will protect yourself from identity theft threats. Documents can include medical forms, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms and more. Please remove any metal clips or metal/plastic binders before dropping off your documents. Do not place your paper for shredding in plastic bags before dropping off. 
As residents drive up in their vehicles, workers will remove boxes/bags of paper documents and electronic items. Documents will be placed in a cross-shredding machine on site. The electronics will be collected by COM2 Recycling Solutions. Their process concentrates on reuse and de-manufacturing electronic equipment for raw material value.  For more information, visit com2recycling.com.

Thanks to Arlington Racecourse for the use of their parking lot and special thanks to Bartlett Tree Experts, First Midwest Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors, the Premium Sponsors of the Special Events Commission who make this worthwhile event possible. 

Accepted Electronics at SWANCC-Sponsored Events:
Cable Receivers, Cell Phones, Computer Cables, Computer Monitors, Computers (Desktop, Notebook, Tablet), Converter Boxes, Desktop Fax Machines and Printers, Keyboards, Mice, MP3 Players, Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs), Satellite Receivers, Scanners, Televisions, Video Game Consoles, Video Recorders/Players and Zip Drives.

Items NOT Accepted: 
Stereos, Speakers, Batteries or Battery Back-ups, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Humidifiers, Home Appliances, Lamps, Microwaves, Vacuum Cleaners, Refrigerators or other large home appliances; and CDs, DVDs or VHS tapes.

For more information on SWANCC’s recycling programs or other recycling information, please visit SWANCC’s website or call 847-724-9205.