Reuse/Recycle Directory

Reuse/Recycle Directory

Find outlets for items that can be reused, recycled, or need safe disposal.

Chemical/Paint Disposal

Chemical/Paint Disposal

Household Chemical Waste (HCW) collections are conducted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and are available to all Illinois residents.

Recycling FAQs

Recycling FAQs

Find answers to questions about how to recycle or safely dispose of various items.

Transfer Station

Transfer Station

The Glenview Transfer Station is available to commercial and landscape contractors and other commercial entities for the disposal of landscape waste, solid waste, and construction debris.

There are a number of local, no-cost opportunities for residents to safely dispose of their unwanted and expired medications.


 The Cook County Sheriff Department’s Prescription Drug Take Back offers its residents year-round drop-offs at secure Collection Boxes at:

  • Local police departments/public safety buildings
  • District court houses
  • The County Building
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s locations

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) partners with local Police Departments to host a fall and spring Drug Take-Back Day.

Many Walgreens and CVS pharmacies provide an in-store disposal kiosk that are available during pharmacy hours. The types of medications accepted include prescription medications and other items. 

SWANCC sponsors a program for non-controlled pill medications.  Residents should visit their respective community’s website or call their municipal recycling coordinator for details.


SWANCC sponsors a Sharps Collection Program for member-community residents that administer home injections and provides industry regulation containers to store needles at home.  The Agency contracts with a permitted company to pick up the needles from participating communities for safe disposal.  Residents should visit their respective community’s website or call their municipal recycling coordinator for details.

If you do not live in a SWANCC member community, the U.S EPA recommends that home sharps users store their needles in a thick-plastic, puncture-proof container with a tight-fitting lid, such as a detergent bottle.  Residents are asked to write on the bottle with a permanent marker, “Sharps” – “Do Not Recycle!”  After filling the bottle with used needles, heavy duty tape should secure the lid and the bottle thrown in the garbage. 

NEVER put sharps into the recycling cart.  Home sharps users need to be mindful to keep the storage container out of the reach of children and pets.

Upcoming Events

July 29

29 Jul
Winnetka Electronics Recycling
Date Jul 29, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 31

31 Jul
Glenview Transfer Station Electronics Recycling
Jul 31, 2021 9:00 am - 11:30 am

August 02

2 Aug
Hoffman Estates Electronics Recycling
Aug 02, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

August 04

4 Aug
Mount Prospect Electronics Recycling
Aug 04, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

August 05

5 Aug
Winnetka Electronics Recycling
Aug 05, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

August 07

7 Aug
Mount Prospect Document Destruction Event
Aug 07, 2021 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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