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Contact product manufacturer to see if there is a recycling program in effect. Fire extinguishers are under pressure and
have the potential to explode in combination with some materials. They cannot be discarded curbside.
The following are recycling options for fire extinguishers:

Chicago Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N North Branch St, Chicago
Operated by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
Tuesdays: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Saturday of the month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Residential waste only (no business or commercial sector waste).
Accepts small fire extinguishers, small non-refillable cylinders (NRCs) and propane tanks for BBQ grills. This facility
accepts many additional items for recycling. See site for details.

Connected Fire Safety Service
3047 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
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Will take old fire extinguishers when a replacement is bought with them. Call for more information.

Henrichsen’s Fire & Safety  Equipment Company
563 N Wolf Rd, Wheeling
(847) 459-7877
Fire extinguishers may be dropped off for recycling at a charge of $4 per item.

Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility
156 Fort Hill Drive
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday
(630) 420-6095
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Also accepts batteries, peanut oil, propane tanks (20 pounds or less), fire extinguishers, and asbestos materials (in a size that will fit in a 55-gallon drum; not in excess of 50 pounds).

U.S. Fire & Safety Equipment Company
2412 Millennium Drive, Elgin
(773) 763-4422
Recharges fire extinguishers. Call for more information.

Updated 10-15-18


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