Reuse/Recycling Directory

   

Use the Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory to find outlets for items no longer needed. 

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Electronics Recycling


Drop-off locations for electronics available to residents of SWANCC member communities

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Document Destruction


Seasonal Document Destruction Events available to residents of SWANCC member communities

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Drugs/Sharps Disposal


Drop-off locations for medications and sharps available to residents of SWANCC member communities

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Fluorescent Bulb/Mercury Recycling


Drop-off locations for fluorescent bulbs and mercury devices available to residents of SWANCC member communities

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News and Events

Holiday Tips Holiday Tips     Partners for Environmental Progress estimates that Americans contribute 25% more volume to landfill between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day - approximately one million extra tons per week and the National Retail Federation states that consumers will spend an average of $1,047.83 during the holiday season. The following tips are ways to reduce the amount of garbage generated during... More detail
The Recycling Process-Journey Behind the Scenes The Recycling Process-Journey Behind the Scenes See behind the scenes at Homewood Disposal's recycling facility. Click HERE to watch the video. More detail
What Can Be Recycled? What Can Be Recycled? On April 16, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County's Recycling and Education Director Mary Allen joined John Williams to distinguish between a number of items that can and can’t be recycled. It’s not as simple as John and listeners think!  Click HERE to listen.     (Elif Geris/WGN Radio)   More detail
US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan The U.S. EPA recently released their Strategic Plan for sustainable materials management.  This Plan highlights the following EPA objectives:  1. Decrease disposal rate. 2. Reduce environmental impacts of materials. 3. Increase socio-economic benefits. 4. Increase capacity of State and Local governments, communities and key stakeholders to adopt and implement SMM policies, practices... More detail
Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan SWANCC is pleased to release the pdf Final Solid Waste Management Plan Update . Please use the links below to download the report and appendices. Please note that it may take a while for the documents to download due to file size. pdf Solid Waste Management Plan Update - Final pdf SWMP Update Appendices Learn... More detail

Popular Resources

Waste Reduction Solutions Brochure Waste Reduction Solutions Brochure Recycling is important, not only to save energy and to conserve our natural resources, but to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Recycling can be beneficial to your school by cutting down on... More detail
Eco-Friendly Marketplace Eco-Friendly Marketplace Part of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is ReBuy. The Eco-Friendly Marketplace is a guide that raises awareness about the wide variety of products available to consumers made from recycled or sustainable materials... More detail

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