Electronics Collection

Electronics Collection and Recycling

Electronics are made from valuable resources such as precious metals, copper and engineered plastics, all of which require considerable energy to process and manufacture. Recycling electronics recovers these valuable materials. As a result, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution, save energy and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.

We are accepting electronics "E" scrap. We provide a drop-off site at no charge for:

  • up to 7 electronics waste items per visit, including one TV or CRT monitor. Note TV's and CRT monitors may require a fee (call for details).
  • as many Christmas lights as you can carry

Our drop-off is located at 1350 N Old Rand Rd. Wauconda, IL 60084. Call our office to arrange pick-up rate information.


Beginning January 1, 2018 our hours are Monday/Friday 8:00 - 3:00, and Saturday 8:00 - 12:00 (noon), and drop-offs are only accepted during these hours when a Prairieland office representative is on-site. We are closed all major holidays. Note, if you have a large item to drop-off we cannot guarantee someone will be available to help remove large or heavy electronics from your vehicle. Please call ahead if you need assistance.

Acceptable Items:

  • Personal Computers
  • Monitors - $fee may be required, call us for details.
  • Computer Drives
  • Computer Mice
  • Keyboards
  • PDA Organizers
  • Any Type of Telephones
  • Televisions - $fee may be required, call us for details.
  • Stereos
  • MP3 Players
  • CD Players
  • VCRs
  • Cameras
  • Video Games
  • Fax Machines
  • Shredders
  • Small Household Appliances
  • Holiday Lights
  • Microwave Ovens

Items Not Accepted:

  • Broken Glass
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidfiers
  • Large Household Appliances
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Electric Fixtures
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Compact Disks
  • Software Disks
  • Tapes
  • Liquid or Chemical Waste
  • Packaging Materials