Recycling

Avenue Computer is committed to responsible disposal of e-waste and secure personal data.

Recycling Pickup Services

The management team of Avenue Computer is pleased to announce that recycling can now be picked up at your location and removed to an appropriate e-waste recycling facility. We offer this service to further our goal of responsibly recycling and disposing computer and electronics equipment, which contains recyclable material and heavy metals, and is not appropriate for local trash landfills. The fees charged by Avenue Computer for this convenience help to offset the carbon footprint of our recycling fleet, and the e-waste disposal fees charged by Cook County.

Prices for Recycling Pickup are:

  • Half Truck (4' x 4' x 2.5'): $50
  • Full Truck (8' x 4' x 2.5'): $125
  • Any fees that are due based upon the type of material to be recycled. Please view our in-store recycling prices for details
  • A Travel Fee will apply for any pickup outside of Oak Park, River Forest, or Forest Park at $3/mile from our nearest store location, one-way
  • Recycling Pickup services are charged by the Half-Truck volume, with a Half Truck charge being the minimum possible fee for the service.
  • Due to the nature of scheduling employees and efficient dispatch service, a deposit equal to one Half-Truck Pickup and any applicable Travel Fees will be required to set any recycling appointment. Deposits can be paid by credit card or cash.
  • Any fees incurred for the recycling pickup, including Truck fees in excess of one Half-Truck volume, per-item recycling fees, data destruction orders, or equipment purchases will be due upon completion of the pickup, prior to Avenue Computer staff vacating the property. Payment can be made by credit card or cash.
  • Avenue Computer staff will load any recycling items from the customer's appropriate-use loading dock or bay, as applicable. In the event that a loading dock is unavailable at the recycling destination, Avenue Computer staff will load any recycling that is within one arm's reach of the furthermost exterior door to the property, or the bottom of the most exterior street-level staircase where the fleet vehicle is to be stationed during the service.
  • Items not within one arm's reach, or requiring individual disconnection, will not be recycled.

On-Site Recycling can include any items which are listed in the following section as recyclable, as well as the following items:

  • TVs and small accessories
  • DVD/VCR machines and small accessories

Please note that a fee applies for CRT monitors and televisions.

Weight Restrictions:

No items that individually weigh more than 50 pounds will be recycled unless previously denoted at the time of appointment. Any item with a gross weight of 50 pounds or more is subject to refusal or additional charges for labor and transport. Please contact our office for specific information regarding large or heavy items for recycling.

In-Store Recycling

Avenue Computer has always offered free in-store e-waste recycling service for our customers. Some items are excepted from free recycling due to their heavy metal content or fees mandated by local environmental authorities for safe disposal. Please see below for a complete list of items we accept for recycling, and any fees that may apply.

Avenue Computer can accept any of the following items for recycling with no cost:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Computer accessories
    • Mice
    • Keyboards
    • Graphics cards
    • RAM
    • Computer speakers
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers
  • Tablets

CRT monitors can be recycled with a $40 fee

Avenue Computer is not able to accept any of the following:

  • Small appliances
  • Medical equipment
  • TVs
  • DVD players
  • VCRs
  • Rubber-based materials
  • Regulated items
    • Firearms
    • Hazardous waste

Data Destruction

Avenue Computer employs the highest standard of data destruction tools in the industry. We offer military-grade data destruction, and certificates of destruction and audit reports upon request.

To offset the fees incurred for licensing and auditing this process, Avenue Computer charges the following amounts for Data Destruction services:

  • 1 Hard Drive/Flash Drive: $20
  • 2-9 Drives: $20 + $5 per drive
  • 10+ Drives: $50 + $5 per drive