The Recycling Extravaganza will be held on 9/21/19, 9 a.m. to noon. This flyer will be mailed to all residents in September, although nonresidents and businesses are also welcome to participate. There is no need for volunteers this year due to eliminating the collection of books and wood.
The Village of Lombard offers a variety of recycling options to its residents and businesses. Below are useful links regarding recycling in Lombard.
- Accepted Recyclables
- At Your Door recycling pick up for Lombard residents from Waste Management
- How can I recycle this? A guide to recycling in DuPage County
- Find Recycling Drop-off events
- Plastic bags and wrap (a.k.a. “plastic film”) may be recycled at numerous stores in Lombard. They should never be included in curbside recycling since they wrap around recycling machinery!
The Village of Lombard encourages commercial property owners (all businesses and residential buildings with 5 or more units) to recycle. Recycling reduces the volume of refuse going to landfills as well as the customer’s overall solid waste service costs since recycling fees are 30% lower than refuse fees. See the current schedule of fees.
Per the Village’s Contract with Waste Management, each commercial customer may receive one 96-gallon blue recycling toter with once weekly service at no cost for the duration of the Contract (currently 3/31/24).
Commercial property owners must only use collection companies that are licensed to operate in the Village. These businesses are insured and bonded to protect against damage to Village streets and facilities. In addition to Waste Management, the following companies currently hold a license to collect non-typical recyclables (such as baled cardboard, scrap metal, wood and electronics):
Flood Brothers Disposal Company (630) 261-0400
Molenhouse Enterprises (630) 836-9100
Lakeshore Recycling Systems, d/b/a K. Hoving Recycling & Disposal (630) 377-7000
and Active Disposal (847) 564-1901
If you would rather not have collection service, there are drop-off alternatives available. The DuPage County Recycling Guide is a compilation of many area businesses that accept various items for recycling, including things such as batteries, books, electronics, paint, etc. Some resale shops may provide pickup as well as drop-off services. Donations should be in usable/working condition unless otherwise noted. Check your local yellow pages for resale shops in your area.
Electronics is one of our biggest challenges in environmentally friendly waste disposal. Recycling and proper disposal enables sustainable use of materials and prevents the release of hazardous materials into our environment. Per State of Illinois law, as of January 1, 2012 landfilling of electronics is prohibited. Thus, refuse haulers will not remove electronic devices from properties and property owners must find other avenues to discard these items. The State Statute can be found at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/95/PDF/095-0959.pdf.
Unfortunately, the cost of collecting electronics has recently increased to the point of being cost-prohibitive to include in the Village's annual Recycling Extravaganza. This is due to complexities in the State statute regarding manufacturers’ responsibilities, recyclers’ processing costs, and also commodity market conditions. However, Goodwill’s store at 351 E. Roosevelt accepts electronics during business hours for recycling, with exception of CRT televisions and monitors. For CRT televisions and monitors, options are currently limited throughout Illinois. The following private sector options are currently available for electronics recycling.
AVA Recycling (847) 397-2900
(Accepts electronics, including CRT monitors and TVs for a fee; pick up service is available)
21W301 Lake Street, Unit 3, Addison
Best Buy (630) 620-9040
(Accepts electronics including monitors and TVs for a fee)
1432 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove
Com2 Computers (630) 653-2662
1196 S. Main Street, Lombard
eWorks (855) 213-8348
(Accepts electronics, including CRT monitors and TVs for a fee)
Elgin Recycling (847) 741-4100
(Accepts electronics including, CRT monitors and TVs for a fee; pick up service is available)
Goodwill Industries (630) 576-4650
(Does not accept tube TVs)
351 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard
Supply-Chain Services Inc. (630) 629-9344
(Accepts electronics, including CRT monitors and TVs for a fee)
250 W. North Avenue, Lombard
Donate Your Computer
If your computer and accessories, not including inkjet printers, are less than 5 years old and functional, consider donating it to the PRC in Wheaton or Westmont. It will be used for job training and otherwise help someone in need. See http://www.peoplesrc.org/donate-food-or-goods or send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Waste Management - At Your Door Collection
In addition, CRTs may be collected along with Household Hazardous Waste through Waste Management’s At-Your-Door program. Per the Village’s Contract, Waste Management is providing 180 no-cost pick-ups annually for Household Hazardous Waste and other hard-to-dispose-of items as listed here. Residents make arrangements directly with Waste Management and requests beyond the first 180 within a calendar year are subject to a fee. Scheduling begins each year on January 1st. It is suggested that residents should coordinate with neighbors to combine small volumes into a larger amount for collection. Visit www.wmatyourdoor.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-449-7587 for more information and to request a service.
For residents that have used Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection, please complete this short satisfaction survey.
- Political signs and other corrugated plastics are normally not recyclable due to being an unnumbered plastic with uncertain and inconsistent chemical properties, and should therefore be discarded as refuse. However, Public Works has offered a drop-off the past few years. Check with Public Works at 630-620-5740 or email@example.com to see if one will be offered.
- Conserve water by participating in the Village's Rain Barrel Reimbursement program.
- Donate electronics, except for CRT televisions and computer monitors, to the Goodwill store at 351 E. Roosevelt Road for reuse or recycling. Contact Public Works for current information regarding CRTs.
- Donate old bicycles to Working Bikes Cooperative a not-for-profit organization which diverts bicycles from the waste stream by repairing some of the bikes for local donation & sale to help fund the overseas shipment & donation of all the remaining bicycles.
- Recycle plastics numbered 1 - 5 in your curbside recycling.
- Recycle metal cans and jars in your curbside recycling.
- Recycle paper and cardboard in your curbside recycling.
- Recycle cell phones and inkjet cartridges at Village Hall.
- Compost your yard and food waste, purchase a compost bin and participate in the Village's Compost Bin Reimbursement program.
- Report illegal dumping to the Police Department by calling 911.
- Bring your many items to Lombard's annual Recycling Extravaganza held in September. A brochure will be mailed to each residence.
- Drop off your used CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs) for recycling at Home Depot, 2000 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove or Menards, 521 E. North Ave., Glendale Heights (They do not accept the long tubes).
- Bring your household hazardous waste to the Regional Facility in Naperville. Find out more information.
- Dry cell batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9v & 6v, including rechargeables) may be recycled for a fee through Waste Management.
- Check out the DuPage County website for information on recycling events throughout the County.
- Carpeting may be recycled and the nearest location is PCI Flortech, 910 W. National Avenue, Addison. Flood damaged carpeting is acceptable as long as it is dry and relatively clean. The cost is $1.00 per sy and $0.50/sy for padding. Call (630) 458-0760 for more information.
- Look through the DuPage County Recycling Guide to see what else you can recycle!