Review this handy summary of recycling opportunities around the area for a wide variety of products -- from A (American flags) to T (textiles).
View this flyer for safe medication disposal sites around the north and northwest suburbs.
First Friday recycling
The Village of Glenview offers a recycling collection day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Friday of the month (except when impacted by a holiday) at Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue.
Safely and responsibly dispose of:
The First Friday schedule for 2017 is as follows: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.
Bins are also available at Village Hall to accept these items between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays (when Village Hall is open):
- American flags
Farmers Market Green Table
The Village's Natural Resources Commission, in partnership with the Glenview Park District, hosts a Green Table from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays during the Glenview Farmers Market at Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road. The Green Table offers information on weekly topics covering sustainability, recycling and the environment.
The 2017 season runs from June 24 through October 28. Click here for the schedule.
Go Green Business Award
Local businesses committed to operating in a sustainable manner and being environmentally responsible are annually recognized by the Village Board of Trustees. Do you know a business that has taken steps to “go green?”
Submit an application for the next round of the Village’s Green Business Awards.
Electronics recycling rules
Illinois became the 16th state to adopt an electronics recycling law known as the
Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2313) in September 2009. This legislation initially banned televisions and monitors from entering Illinois landfills effective January 1, 2012. Then, legislation was passed amending the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act to expand the number of electronic products banned from Illinois landfills from four to 17. The list includes:
- Computers (including tablet computers)
- Electronic keyboards
- Facsimile machines
- Videocassette recorders
- Portable digital music players
- Digital video disc players
- Video game consoles
- Small scale servers
- Electronic mice
- Digital converter boxes
- Cable receivers
- Satellite receivers
- Digital video disc recorders
Obsolete toxic electronic products are the fastest growing component of landfill waste. Discarded electronic products contain toxic materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, beryllium and other toxic materials that once landfilled pollute the soil and may leach into ground water posing a risk to human health and the environment. Obsolete electronic products contain valuable materials that can be recycled for reuse such as copper, gold and circuit chips – just to name a few of the reusable materials. The reuse of these products conserves energy and natural resources.
Since 1999, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) has worked with its member communities to provide environmentally-sound recycling for end-of-life electronics through one-day collection events, permanent drop-off locations and the At Home Pick Up Program. One of SWANCC’s permanent electronics drop-off location for residents that live in a member community is the
Glenview Transfer Station, 1151 N. River Road, across from the Maryville Academy. It is open most Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Additionally, residents are able to utilize some retail store drop-offs during evening and weekend hours, such as Abt and
Glenview's green initiatives