DeKalb County’s Hosting of Free Household Electronics Collection


DeKalb County’s Hosting of Free Household Electronics Collection

The DeKalb County Health Department will be hosting a free household electronic, textile, shoes, aerosol products and latex paint collection available to DeKalb County residents only. Proof of address is required. The event will be held at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport on Saturday June 24, 2023 from 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. The DeKalb Airport is located at 2200 Pleasant Street in DeKalb. Residents will enter Pleasant Street from Peace Road and will be directed to the entrance of the event. To avoid long lines, we strongly encourage residents of Sycamore, Genoa and Kirkland to use the “At Your Door Program” provided by Waste Management (1-800-449-7587).  Residents within limits of the City of DeKalb are encouraged to utilize the collection services provided by Lake Shore Recycling Systems (815-770-7550). Staff will be onsite to assist with traffic flow, and to remove items from vehicles.

We are partnering with Flat Can Recycling, which accepts a variety of products, including different kinds of aerosol spray cans like paint, hairspray, baking spray, and asthma inhalers. Flat Can Recycling also accepts small propane tanks (size 14.1 &14.4 oz and 16 & 16.4 oz) and latex paint. For more information email

Most electronic items are acceptable, however items not accepted include smoke detectors, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, large appliances (stove, washing machine, and dryer), lightbulbs, refrigerators, wooden speakers, alkaline batteries, car/marine batteries, and hazardous waste.

There is another electronics recycling collection event September 30th 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. and a Household Hazardous Waste Collection September 9th from 8:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. These events will also be held at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport.

If you have questions, please contact James Carlin, Solid Waste Associate, at 815-748-2408 or email