Electronic Waste Curbside Collection
City of DeKalb residents with electronic waste (e-waste) need to submit a request two (2) business days (Monday through Friday) prior to your regular garbage collection day to ensure pick-up. Requests must be submitted online through the E-Waste Collection Request web portal.
Click on the following link to submit a request now or continue reading to learn more about DeKalb’s E-Waste Home Collection. LRSrecycles.com/ewaste
LRS collects electronic waste (E-Waste) on the first full week of every month on the regularly scheduled pick-up day. E-Waste must be placed at the curb no later than 6 a.m.
Special E-Waste Items
Residents with televisions and monitors weighing over 100 pounds or larger than 60 inches are required to contact LRS Customer Service prior to the scheduled collection day as they may require additional labor and equipment.
Items described in the following section should be properly placed at the curb as described in the following section.
What is Considered E-Waste?
E-Waste items are defined as a covered electronic device (CED). 17 CED’s may contain hazardous materials and are banned from Illinois landfills.
LRS collects the following E-Waste with our DeKalb E-Waste Home Collection service:
Computer mice, computer monitors, computers, digital converter boxes, digital video disc players, digital video disc recorders, fax machines, keyboards, portable digital music players, printers, satellite receivers, scanners, small scale servers, televisions, video game consoles, videocassette recorders
Smaller E-Waste items may be placed at the curb in a brown paper bag, a 24” x 24” x 24” or smaller cardboard box. Please mark the box as E-WASTE.
E-waste should be separate from the refuse (garbage), recycle and yard waste containers in a noticeable location so they are easily identifiable for the driver.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
The following items will not be accepted: large appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, washers, dryers), air conditioners, ballasts, bare CRT tubes, capacitors, dehumidifiers, household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C, Lithium), light bulbs, liquids, microwaves, salvaged units, smoke detectors, vacuum cleaners, VHS cassette tapes and medical equipment (any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material).