Each south suburban resident throws out an average of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, which adds up to 900 million pounds per year for our region. Much of this mountain of trash could be recycled or remanufactured for future use, and toxic materials must be disposed of carefully to prevent contamination to the environment. This guide provides recycling and disposal information for many household items. However, the information provided is not exhaustive.
The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located in Naperville. This is a drive through, free drop-off facility open to everyone Saturday and Sunday from 9a.m. – 2p.m. (except holidays). For more information and a complete list of all accepted hazardous materials, visit the facility’s website click here or call 630-420-6095 during week days.
For information about used paint disposal alternatives, click here.
Free television pick-up / recycling is not available, however Vet Tech offers low-cost community collection days (see locations and schedule below). See the brochure here. Please check www.vettech.us/recycling-services/earth-day-2016-schedule/ for updates on 2016 E-Waste locations and schedule.
- Electronic Wastes Disposal Sites
- Community Electric Recycling
- Hazardous Waste Collections Acceptable and Unacceptable Wastse
- How to Dispose of Medicines Properly
- Proper Sharps Disposal
- TV/computer monitor disposal