Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Conserve water by participating in the Village's Rain Barrel Grant program
  • Donate or recycle electronics.
  • 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 Grant program.  
  • Report illegal dumping to the Police Department by calling 911.
  • Bring your electronics, scrap metal and books to Lombard's annual Recycling Extravaganza held in September.
  • 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.
  • Look through the DuPage County Recycling Guide to see what else you can recycle!
  • 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.