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Recycling Containers
recycle.jpgResidential Recycling Materials Accepted
The Recycling Program accepts various items. View a list of acceptable items below and additional information for the program.

Commingled Containers
  • #7 plastic resin narrow neck containers only
  • Aluminum cans, trays, and foil (trays and foil must be cleaned)
  • Aseptic packaging and gable top containers (milk and juice cartons)
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, green); no window glass, dinnerware, or ceramics
  • HDPE milk and juice jugs (#2 colored plastic resin)
  • LDPE grocery containers (#4 plastic resin); such as margarine tubs, frozen desert cups six, and twelve pack rings
  • Steel cans and tins
  • PET soda, water, and flavored beverage bottles (#1 clear and green plastic resin)
  • Plastic buckets, such as kitty litter containers (5 gallon size maximum)
  • PP grocery containers (#5 plastic resin); such as yogurt cups and narrow neck syrup and ketchup bottles
  • PVC narrow neck containers only (#3 plastic resin): such as health and beauty aid products and household cleaners

  • All containers must be emptied and rinsed clean.
  • No expanded foam or clear polystyrene per joint advisory from the Illinois Recycling Association, Illinois Department of Plastic.
  • No motor oil, insecticide, herbicide, or hazardous chemical containers.
  • No plastic film, including plastic sheets, tarps or wrap.

Residential Paper Fiber
  • Cardboard (no waxed cardboard)
  • Carrier stock (soda and beer can carrying cases)
  • Chipboard (cereal, cake, and food mix boxes, gift boxes, etc.)
  • Junk mail and envelopes (no plastic cards, stick on labels or unused stamps)
  • Kraft (brown paper) bags
  • Magazines, catalogs, and telephone books
  • Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
  • Office, computer, notebook, and gift wrap paper (no metal clips, spirals, binders)
  • Paper back books (no hard cover books)

All of the above items can be put in the green/blue recycling container. This container is picked up every other week, on the same day as your normal trash pickup day.  

If you have a problem with your container, or your waste pickup, please call us at (708) 422-1562

Items will be separated at the plant. Visit the Resource Management Companies website for more information.

Holiday Service Schedule
The following observed holidays will affect services: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If a holiday falls during a service week, all trash, recycling, and yard waste services will be delayed for one day.