Big Changes Coming to e-Waste Collections in DeKalb County


DC Trash is unable to continue providing the monthly e-waste event services for DeKalb County (in the towns of DeKalb, Waterman and Sandwich) due to increased costs associated with e-waste disposal. DC Trash will however, continue to accept e-waste at their facility located at 8 S. Hartness Place in Cortland, IL 60112. Please contact their office at (815) 758-7274 for information and to schedule e-waste disposal at their facility.

The DeKalb County Health Department will be hosting two Electronics Recycling events this year at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St. in DeKalb. June 2nd and September 22nd are the two dates of these events in 2018. These are free events for residents only, all must show an ID. This event excludes residents of Sycamore and Genoa. Tube TV’s and monitors will be accepted along with other electronics.

There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on May 19th, 2018 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1950 W. Prairie Rd. in Sycamore. Contact the County for specific information on what will be accepted at 815-748-2408 or

A Paint and Textile Recycling event will be held on July 14th, 2018 at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St. in DeKalb. Latex and oil-based paints will be accepted. Cost varies by size of container and may range from $3 – $10. Paint will be used to make new plastic paint pails. Clothing and household items will be accepted for free.


  1. Pardon the interruption…… but it sure would be nice if we didn’t have to have these special “once every so often” collections. Figure out a way we can throw stuff out on garbage day. Whether it’s a special bin or bag, or something. Why do we have to load up our vehicles only to wait in line to deposit this stuff. Seems silly. My $.02…….

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