Reuse and recycling drop-off

Residents are invited to drop off household items for recycling and reuse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 15. Over 20 recycling stations hosted by local businesses and organizations will be accepting household items, including clothing, batteries, extension cords, bicycles, electronics, medications, and more. The Reuse/Recycle Drop-off list describes in detail all items that will be collected at Skokie’s Spring Greening. Please note that no stains, solvents, cleaning products or pesticides will be accepted. Visit for information on household hazardous waste drop-off locations. Since the drop-off is drive-through, participants are asked to stay in their cars while volunteers unload recyclables at each station along the route. To help in this process, please box or bag your recyclables separately so items can easily be removed from your car by the volunteers at each stop. The stations will be set up in the order below, with clothing unloaded first and electronics last, so please load your vehicle accordingly.

Click here to download the list for easy reference (PDF).

Prom Dresses & Accessories (Dreams Delivered)
Includes new and gently-worn formal dresses appropriate for prom, and accessories including formal shoes, hand bags, sparkly jewelry and wraps.

Clothing & Shoes (USAgain)
Includes all used clothing and shoes in any condition, from reusable to rags.

Bicycles (The Recyclery Collective)
Includes all used bicycles and parts.

Sports Equipment (Play It Again Sports)
Includes used baseball gloves, skates, hockey equipment, camping gear and other used sports equipment.

Latex & Oil-based Paints – Oil-based is NEW!
(Paint Disposal Services, Inc.) Fees apply
Latex and oil-based paints will be accepted for recycling in any condition. Hardening or drying out of paint is not necessary. NO stains or sealants will be accepted. Please note that recycling fees apply that must be paid by the resident. Cash or check only. LATEX: $2.00/quart, $3.50/gallon and $10.00/5-gallon bucket OIL-BASED: $5.50/quart, $10.00/gallon and $25.00/5-gallon bucket

Includes alkaline, rechargeable and car batteries.

Fire Extinguishers
Includes all full and discharged fire extinguishers.

Holiday Lights & Extension Cords
Includes holiday light strings (lights on the strings are OK) and extension cords.

American Flags
Includes all old, tattered and faded American flags. Will be disposed of properly by Advanced Disposal.

Ink & Toner Cartridges (A&L Copier Services, Inc.)
Includes all ink and toner printer cartridges.

Baby Supplies (The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland)
Includes cribs (not dropside), carseats, high chairs, pack ‘n plays, bouncers, baby bath tubs, bassinets, strollers, booster chairs, changing tables, baby dressers, exersaucers and baby swings.

Books, CDs & DVDs (Open Books)
Includes new and gently used books for children and adults (fiction, non-fiction, craft and cookbooks). NO encyclopedias, text books, work books or reference books. Also includes retail CDs and DVDs.

Fluorescent Bulbs
Includes spirals, twin tubes, quads, u-shaped and 4-foot fluorescent bulbs. Halogen and incandescent bulbs are also accepted.

Includes all clean paper: junk mail, school work, office paper, newspaper, magazines and craft paper. NO phone books, cardboard or food-contaminated paper. Cardboard Includes corrugated cardboard, broken down flat. No chipboard.

Scrap Metal & Propane Canisters
Includes scrap steel, aluminum and copper; empty propane canisters; and other scrap metal. No appliances or water heaters.

Vehicle Tires (Firestone Complete Auto Care – Skokie)
Includes all used vehicle tires.

Paper for Shredding
Staples and paperclips are OK. Documents will be shredded on-site at the time of drop-off. Limit of three (3) boxes per vehicle.

Electronic Waste (COM2 Recycling Services)
Includes all computers (from desktops to tablets), monitors, printers, mice, cables, keyboards, zip drives, scanners, fax machines, shredders, DVD and CD players, DVRs, MP3 players, PDAs, VHS recorders/players, video game consoles, digital cameras, camcorders, TVs (NO wood), converter boxes, cable and satellite receivers, cell phones, answering machines, land line telephones, typewriters, calculators and stereo equipment (NO wood). NO software, disks or VHS tapes. Also includes power tools, microwaves and small appliances (i.e., toasters, blenders and mini-refrigerators). NO humidifiers, dehumidifiers or vacuum cleaners.

Electronic waste can only be accepted from SWANCC residents. This includes the following communities: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Palatine, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Skokie, South Barrington, Wheeling, Wilmette & Winnetka. Electronics from businesses or institutions cannot be accepted.

Housewares, Small Appliances & Children’s Items (Goodwill Industries)
Includes miscellaneous housewares, small appliances in working order, and assorted children’s items.

Eye Glasses (Skokie Lions Club)
Includes all used eye glasses

Hearing Aids (North Suburban Hearing Service)
Includes all used hearing aids.

Medications (NorthShore University HealthSystem & Skokie Police Department)
Includes labeled prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications for people and pets in the original packaging. NO controlled substances or sharps (needles and syringes).

If no business or organization is listed above, those items will be collected and recycled by District 219, the Village of Skokie or the Skokie Park District.