|Recycling in Naperville|
|Collection is provided by Resource Management to all single-family residences, condominiums, townhomes and apartment buildings up to four units. Some condominium associations and apartments have designated collection locations rather than curbside placements.|
days and holiday schedule
Curbside collection guidelines
Materials not accepted
Naperville is divided into five collection areas, extending Monday through Friday. Have your recycling bin at the curb by 6am on your collection day.
Holiday schedule: Six holidays are observed; New Year's Day, Memorial Day observance, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When these holidays occur on a Monday through Friday, collection days shift one day later after the holiday.
hard-walled container must be used for setting out recyclables.
One recycling bin was provided by the City of Naperville for each residence that receives curbside service. These bins will not be replaced if lost or taken. A monthly list of new addresses that will be scheduled to receive a bin is provided by the City.
Residents may purchase additional bins from Resource Management. Send a check payable to Resource Management for $9.00 for each bin ordered. Mail to: Resource Management, 9999 Andersen Avenue, Chicago Ridge, Il. 60415
If using another container as a recycling bin, the container size should not exceed 22 gallons and must be clearly marked as recycling on the outside of the container.
Recycling containers must be at the curb by 6:00 am on collection day.
There is no scheduled time for recycling collection in areas. Routes and collection times can vary.
Do not place recyclables in plastic bags. Plastic bags are a contaminant, cannot be recycled and will not be collected.
Empty all liquids and food residue. Do not include containers that held motor oil or caustic substances.
Place only items accepted in the curbside program. The presence of the "chasing arrows" recycling symbol does not guarantee an item can be recycled or that the item can be included in the program. If in doubt, call Resource Management, 630-305-4686.
Accepted in the Naperville Program
Paper accepted includes newspaper, junk mail, magazines, telephone books, computer paper, writing paper, paperboard boxes and flattened corrugated boxes. Foil wrap, waste paper such as paper napkins, plates and towels, may not be included. Remove newspapers from plastic bags and do not include plastic bags.
Rigid Plastic containers must have a number code on the container:
#1 such as soft drink bottles, water bottles.
#2 such as milk, water, liquid detergent bottles.
#3 such as health and beauty products.
#4 six and 12 pack ring carriers only, no plastic bags.
#5 such as syrup and ketchup bottles.
#7 other rigid plastic containers
Glass bottles and jars can be clear, brown, green or blue.
Aluminum cans and foil trays.
Steel cans including empty aerosols.
Empty juice boxes, milk and juice cartons. No straws
not accepted in the curbside program:
Paint cans with any paint remaining, Styrofoam, #6 plastic, batteries
Aluminum siding, gutters, lawn chairs, small appliances, cookware, clothes hangars, tools, plumbing fixtures and pipes
Giftware, dishes, crockery, windows, mirrors
Grocery, bread and other plastic bags, plastic wrap and sheeting, shower curtains, tarps, toys, plastic or metal buckets, plastic dishes or cutlery, vinyl blinds, flower pots, laundry baskets or storage boxes, wood items of any kind may not be included in the recycling program.
Do not place any plastic bottles, cardboard boxes or any other container that contain "sharps" or medical waste in the recycling container. Such items should be safely disposed as waste.
Items collected in the curbside recycling program can also be taken to the recycling drop-off, located on the north side of W. Jefferson Avenue, 800 feet east of Fort Hill Drive. Look for the green mobile trailer next to the flood retention pond. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday from 8 am - 4 pm. The drop-off does not accept household hazardous waste, tires, paint, styrofoam, plastic bags, batteries, construction materials, electronics or garbage.
Many items not included in the curbside collection program can be re-used or recycled. Consider the alternatives before discarding an item.
Arts and craft supplies: local schools, day care, contact local governments for programs that distribute school supplies to needy families.
Batteries: automobile and motorcycle batteries can be returned to place of purchase or recycle at local metal scrap dealers. For household and small button batteries, look for local retailers who offer drop off.
Books: sponsors of used book sales, book exchanges sponsored through local governments or the American Association of University Women, friends of the library.
Bubble Wrap/Styrofoam (peanuts and packing blocks): local mail services or mail order services.
Building supplies in good condition: local Habitat for Humanity, school industrial arts department.
Carpet and carpet padding: check with local carpet suppliers
Electronics, cellular phones, computer parts: Local industries specialize in reuse and recycling of electronics. Also, check local government agencies that accept cellular phones for charitable purposes.
Film canisters: check with local film stores and film processing centers.
Metals, such as aluminum siding, lawn equipment, metal cookware, tools: check with local scrap metal dealers.
Music equipment, instruments, sheet music, recordings: Can be donated for reuse. Check www.mammothmusicmart.org
Plastic bags: return to store or service of origin, reuse plastic bags as waste can liners.
Propane gas or helium tanks: check with hardware and building supply stores.
Tires: return to store where purchased, check with local government for tire recycling days.
Toys: check with local churches, social service agencies, resale shops.