Cook County, IL

Retail and Electronics Recycling Center

PCs for People Illinois works to close the digital divide in Cook County and the surrounding areas through our retail, e-recycling, and refurbishing center in Oak Lawn, IL.

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. 

In-Store Prices

Desktop Computers: Linux desktops start at $0, Windows desktops start at $30

Laptop Computers: Windows laptops start at $50

Internet: $60 for the device, $15 per month for service (or free service through the Affordable Connectivity Program)

*Inventory varies, supplies are limited.

Address: 4535 SW Highway, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Phone: 708-843-8450


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

Retail and Recycling Hours

Monday–Friday:  9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*Masks are required in-store.*

Looking for upcoming events or ongoing device distribution sites?

  • Certified Electronics Recycling
  • Individual Electronics Drop-off
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Low-Cost Desktop & Laptop Computers
  • Computer Accessories
  • Internet Devices & Service Plans
  • Computer Repairs
  • Digital Learning

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.

Let Us Come to You!

Upcoming Events

Events coming soon!

Ongoing Device Pickup Locations

DeKalb County

DeKalb Township Tech Pickup
2323 S. 4th Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Kane County

Aurora Public Library District
101 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506

Peoria County

Chillicothe Public Library
430 N. Bradley Ave., Chillicothe, IL 61523 

Tazwell County

Pekin Public Library 
301 South 4th St., Pekin, IL 61554

McHenry County

McHenry Public Library 
809 Front St., McHenry, IL 60050