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Collective Resource 
Service area: East of Interstate 94/41 from Lake Forest to Hyde Park
Collects food waste and compostable products from homes, businesses, and institutions and takes them to a commercial composting site. 

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Updated 9/15/2015

After the holiday season, string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off at various locations throughout northern Cook County. Garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program. See SWANCC's Residential Holiday Light Recycling Program. Winnetka Public Works offers year-round recycling of holiday lights.

Updated 10-16-18


Oxygen tanks used for medical purposes in the home should be returned to the supplier or manufacturer. Check the neck of the tank for an address. Dive tanks can usually be sold back to the dive shop. Before purchasing any compressed gas tanks, ask the supplier about proper disposal methods.

Updated 10-18-18

This is a list of Packaging Product Drop-off Centers in the SWANCC area with location, materials collected and phone
number. Please call the respective locations for verification.

All packing peanuts, cardboard and bubble wrap should be clean and acceptable for reuse. Bubble wrap should be free of
tape. Corn starch peanuts are generally NOT accepted at most locations - polystyrene only.

If your municipality does not have a shipping store that accepts recycling, take a look at EPS Industry Alliance’s
website,, to locate the closest collection site that accepts plastic peanuts for reuse.

To give away or acquire used cardboard boxes, refer to the website

Arlington Heights
The UPS Store
309 E Rand Rd
(847) 259-6700
Accepts peanuts.

The UPS Store
117 S Cook St
(847) 304-1911
Accepts peanuts.

Buffalo Grove
The UPS Store
113 McHenry Rd
(847) 459-7060
Accepts peanuts.

The UPS Store
318 Half Day Rd
(847) 913-0335
Accepts peanuts.

The UPS Store
848 Dodge Ave
(847) 475-2335
Accepts peanuts.

Abt Electronics
1200 N Milwaukee Ave
(847) 967-8830
Accepts white polystyrene (styrofoam) and cardboard at its Recycling Center, the freestanding building located just west of
the main building. Abt does not accept styrofoam peanuts.

The UPS Store
2516 Waukegan Rd
(847) 724-3800
Accepts peanuts.

Hoffman Estates
Pack ‘n  Mail
1590 W Algonquin Rd
(847) 934-6700
Accepts peanuts and bubble wrap.

The UPS Store
3 Golf Center
(847) 310-9666
Accepts peanuts.

Morton Grove
The UPS Store
6321 W Dempster
(847) 581-2870
Accepts peanuts.

Mount Prospect
Mail Box Plus
1516 N Elmhurst Rd
(847) 577-1737
Accepts peanuts and bubble wrap.

The UPS Store
8926 N Greenwood  Ave
(847) 824-6800
Accepts peanuts. Call first.

The UPS Store
738 E Dundee Rd
(847) 934-9054
Accepts peanuts and bubble wrap.

Park Ridge
The UPS Store
310 Busse Hwy
(847) 825-3700
Accepts peanuts.

The UPS Store
4957 Oakton St
(847) 329-7400
Accepts peanuts.

The UPS Store
1189 Wilmette Ave
(847) 256-1187
Accepts peanuts.

The UPS Store
3223 Lake Ave, Suite 15C
(847) 853-1300
Accepts peanuts.

The UPS Store
1001 Green Bay Rd
(847) 446-6899
Accepts peanuts.

Updated 10-18-18


Collective Resource
Service area: East of Interstate 94/41 from Lake Forest to Hyde Park
Collects food waste and compostable products from homes, businesses, and institutions and takes them to a commercial composting site.

Des Plaines Material & Supply
1269 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines
Accepts yard, concrete, dirt, and brick waste.

DK Organics
29307 N Skokie Hwy, Lake Bluff
(847) 234-5499
Accepts most organic matter including grass, leaves, brush, branches, wood chips and logs (maximum 6 feet in length).
Material made into compost and mulches, available for purchase. Call for pricing.

Illinois Food Scrap Coalition
For composting resources see website.

JKS Ventures, Inc. (C&D Recycling)
3800 W. Lake Street, Melrose Park
(708) 338-3408
An IEPA-approved transfer station, JKS also accepts construction debris for recycling and reuse and purchases scrap metal.
Call for information and pricing.

Mr. K Garden and Material Center
1440 W. Higgins Road, Park Ridge
(847) 692-2118

Updated 10-16-18

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