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Posted on: August 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Where to Take Hard-To-Recycle Items

Composting Recycling Sustainability

Recycling is vital to protect this world for future generations. Sometimes it can take extra effort for hard-to-recycle items. To help you find the best place to take your recyclable items, the Village has created this resource list. 

Recycling at Public Works- 3860 Columbus Blvd., Riverside

Residents may drop off clothing, textiles, electronics, small batteries, and CFL bulbs at Public Works, 3860 Columbus Blvd. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Village can accept these items thanks to our partnership and contract with Flood Brothers. All Home Depot and some Ace Hardware stores also accept CFL bulbs. 

Cook County Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials – 15800 State St., South Holland

The drop-off site is located in the overflow parking lot on the north side of campus. Enter at a traffic signal on State Street. Accepted item categories include household items, electronics, clothing/textiles, small furniture, small appliances, Styrofoam, and personal healthcare equipment. Please refer to the website for hours and details on accepted items.

Household Chemical Waste Collection Sites

Please call before you go to confirm the hours of operation and additional information. The locations are open to all Illinois residents. 

Goose Island Facility (Chicago) 312-744-7672
1150 N. Branch Street, Chicago
Operated by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

City of Naperville 630-420-6095
156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville

Rockford 815-967-6737
333 Kishwaukee, Rockford
Operated by the City of Rockford, Illinois EPA, and Four Rivers Sanitation Authority

Drug Collection Boxes

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) accepts unused and expired medications via their Medsafe Drug Collection Boxes. The boxes are located near the main gate at three water reclamation plants (WRP) and in the lobby of the Main Office Building in Chicago. If a box is locked, please return it during the hours of operation. Please do not leave medication outside the box.

Main Office Building, 100 E. Erie St., Chicago, Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Calumet WRP, 400 E. 130th St., Chicago, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

O’Brien WRP, 3500 Howard St., Skokie, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stickney WRP, 6001 W. Pershing Rd., Cicero, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.




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