Styrofoam Disposal in Wilmette January 2017

Real Estate Agent with Baird & Warner Real Estate

If you have hunks of "block" styrofoam left over from holiday presents you can now recycle them in Wilmette through a special short-term program.  This type of styrofoam is used in packing appliances and other fragile goods and cannot be otherwise recycled in Wilmette.

This recycling program has started and will continue through January 9, 2017.

The styrofoam will be taken to ABT Electronics im Glenview where they will process it through a special machine.  The reconsistituted product is then sold to plastics manufacturers.  Total recycling and reuse!

The recycling effort is offered through Go Green Wilmette and the Wilmette Public Works department through January 9 at one of four locations.  

There are several provisions to keep in mind:

  • please only drop off white "block" type of styrofoam
  • no loose "peanut" packing - these can be dropped of at a UPS store
  • no "clam shell" style food containers - cleaned ones can be accepted through the regular curbside recycling

The four Wilmette locations are:

  1. 1139 Manor Drive - please leave styrofoam on the front porch from 9am to 7pm (all days)

  2. 715 Linden Avenue - leave styrofoam on the front porch from 9am to 7pm  (all days)

  3. 2024 Greenwood Avenue - leave styrofoam behind home from 9am to 5pm (M-F)

  4. Public Works Facility at 711 Laramie - drop off styrofoam in the office from 7am to 3pm (M-F)
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.

Looking for a knowledgeable Illinois Realtor?  Google me! 

Margaret Goss Facebook Margaret Goss Google+Margaret Goss TwitterMargaret Goss LinkedInMargaret Goss Pinterest


 Chicago North Shore Communities Map:

View Chicago North Shore in a larger map






This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Local News and Events
Illinois Cook County Wilmette
styrofoam recycling in wilmette

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

What an excellent idea and a great way to avoid needless filling of landfill sites with styrofoam.

Dec 30, 2016 08:40 AM #1
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

More and more Chicagoland communities are offering recycling options beyond the "norm", Margaret Goss ... glad to see that Wilmette is addressing the issue of styrofoam.  Timely and beneficial local community post ...


Dec 30, 2016 09:22 AM #2
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Styrofoam is such a problem in landfills in many parts of the world and they don't help the environment. It's great news to know Wilmette is taking this problem seriously and finding great solutions for the residents of Wilmette!

May you have a healthy New Year!

Jan 01, 2017 11:35 AM #3
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Margaret Goss

Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
Have a Question About the Chicago North Shore?
Spam prevention

Additional Information