Residential Garbage, Recycling and

Yard Waste Collection

Residential waste collections are provided weekly for residents living in single family and multi-unit dwellings through a private scavenger. For complete information about residential waste collections, click here.
 
Park Ridge has a city-wide recycling program that picks up residents’ recyclables the same day as refuse collection. Visit the Recycling Page for further information.
 
Due to a state mandate, yard waste, including grass clippings, tree and shrub trimmings and leaves cannot be mixed with regular household refuse. Collection for single and two-family dwellings is made once each week (beginning the first full week in April and continuing through mid-December) on the same day as refuse and recycling collection. Click here for more information about yard waste and composting.
 
Changes in Electronics Recycling
Illinois has adopted an electronics recycling law known as the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2313) that bans the following items from Illinois landfills:  televisions, monitors, printers, computers (including tablet computers), electronic keyboards, facsimile machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, small scale servers, scanners, electronic mice, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, and digital video disc recorders.
 
Beginning January 1, 2012 Park Ridge residents will no longer be able to place any of the above electronic products in their refuse or recycling for disposal.  Republic Services / ARC Disposal will not collect these items.
 
SWANCC has worked with its member communities to provide environmentally-sound recycling for electronics through one-day collection events and permanent drop-off locations.  Residents are also able to utilize many retail drop-off locations during evening and weekend hours.  For a complete list of options, please visit swancc.org.
 
Current weekly drop-off  locations are:
 
Glenview Transfer Station
1151 North River Road
Saturdays, 9 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Winnetka Public Works
1390 Willow Road
Tuesdays, 10 AM - 12 PM
Thursdays. 1 PM - 3 PM
 
Hazardous Materials Collection
The City collects expired and unused medications, sharps (diabetic needles), for disposal on a monthly basis in cooperation with the Solid Waster Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC)and the national Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).  The City also accepts mercury thermometers, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), and  fluorescent tube bulbs for recycling.  Collections are the first Thursday of the month, in the lobby of City Hall, between 8 and 11 am.
 
It is suggested labels be removed from the prescriptions as a precaution.  Sharps need to be in a container and the bulbs should be in plastic bags.  .
 
Only over-the-counter medications, prescription medications (not including pharmaceutical controlled substances), and sharps are taken.  Pharmaceutical controlled substances may not  be collected.
 
The DEA classifies certain pharmaceuticals as controlled substances because of the potential for abuse or addiction.  Such drugs generally include narcotics, stimulants, depressants, halogens and anabolic steroids.  Contact the Health Division regarding the disposal of these substances.
 
For further information, contact the Environmental Health Officer at 847-318-5281.

 

Useful Links:

SWANCC (Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County) Composting Page

contains some great composting information and videos!

SWANCC (Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County's Website

SWANCCs Eco Friendly Marketplace

 
 
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