Cook County, IL

Electronics Recycling Center

PCs for People Illinois has been working to close the digital divide in Cook County and the surrounding areas through our e-recycling and refurbishing center in Oak Forest, IL, since 2021.

More than 40% of people without internet access in Illinois live in Cook County. We provide a secure and sustainable opportunity for businesses to recycle their retired devices for free and with a positive impact on the community. 

Our Illinois team also holds pop-up shop events throughout the state. Please visit www.pcsforpeople.org/illinois for more information. 

Phone:  708-843-8450
Email:  cookcounty@pcsforpeople.org

We recycle and refurbish computers and technology and e-waste from companies and businesses for free to support the community.

Location Hours

*Available by appointment only. Please call or email to schedule a drop-off.

  • Electronics Recycling*
  • Individual Electronics Drop-off*
*Available by appointment only. Please call or email to schedule a drop-off.

Meet Our Director

Erin Sherwood

As a Buffalo-native, Erin Sherwood relocated to Chicago over thirteen years ago to pursue her graduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. She went on to then manage a small, but robust corporate education and training institute for over a decade. Her roles and responsibilities varied from building partnerships, recruiting national speakers, and enhancing productivity across the organization. It was in this role Erin realized her deep-rooted passion for helping others.

Through the use of effective communications and storytelling, she has helped to elevate professionals in their careers and is excited about the opportunity to now help bridge the digital divide across the state of Illinois and beyond. When she’s not working she can be found chasing her nearly three-year-old son, exploring the many parks and sights Chicago has to offer, or cheering on the Buffalo Bills.

Upcoming Events

Through a first-of-its-kind collaboration by the State of Illinois, PCs for People, and various community partners, Illinois has launched a statewide network that will receive, refurbish and redistribute used computers to those in need.