Winnetka IL Recycling - Yet More Info

Real Estate Agent with Baird & Warner Real Estate

I have written several articles about recycling in Winnetka and the North Shore, including:

Recycling Your Plastic in Winnetka and the North Shore

News on Winnetka Recycling - Cardboard Cartons

What's the Skinny on Plastic Recycling in Winnetka and the North Shore


In checking the Winnetka website, I came across yet more information on recycling.  For instance, 

  • metal cans are also accepted (I thought it was just soda cans)
  • aluminum foil and pie plates!  
  • envelopes - window style are okay too

  • any refrigerated or non-refrigerated gable top cartons such as milk, soup, juice packs, wine 


Winnetka RecyclingDon't forget:  most caps on bottles, even though plastic, are not accepted.  Please remove the caps before tossing into the recycling bin.  

If there is no recycling symbol on the bottom of the item, it's not recyclable.

Reminder:  anything market with #6 on the bottom is not recyclable.  Everything numbered 1-5 and 7 is good.  

Happy Recycling!



Posted by

Margaret Goss - Winnetka and North Shore Real Estate Broker
Specializing in homes for sale in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook, and Evanston.

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Comments (3)

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Margaret Goss . I did not know that bottle caps were not recyclable. Just goes to show you, one learns something every day.

Jan 22, 2016 05:59 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Margaret Goss This is great information for people on the North Shore and in Evanston.  I, too, was not aware that bottle caps were not recyclable.

Jan 22, 2016 08:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Margaret, great information that most people would not think of when recycling. 

Jan 24, 2016 10:41 PM