Winnetka and North Shore New Recycling Guidelines

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Winnetka and North Shore New Recycling Guidelines

 

Check out Illinois’s New Recycling Guidelines!

 

One in four items placed in recycling carts is not recyclable, according to Recycling binaudits performed by the recycling industry. This slows down recycling sorting facilities, reduces prices received for recycled commodities, and increases costs for local governments and residents.

 

The most misunderstood item are plastic bags and plastic overwrap used on items such as paper towels, toilet paper, etc. They don’t go into the recycling bin - they must be taken to grocery stores and deposited in the special bin many stores have marked just for that purpose. They can be found at Jewel, Mariano’s, Trader Joes’s, and Grand Foods.

 

The types of plastic that can go into these grocery store bins are:

  • grocery bags
  • bread bags
  • case overwrap (water, soda, juice)
  • dry cleaning bags
  • newspaper sleeves
  • ice bags
  • wood pellet bags
  • Ziploc and other reclosable bags)
  • produce bags
  • bubble wrap
  • salt bags
  • cereal bags

Please be sure that all the above bags are clean, dry, and free of food residue. Any crumbs or liquids could cause mold and ruin the plastics.

 

And news to me: aluminum foil and pans can be recycled.

 

These Guidelines represent the common items accepted in most recycling programs in Illinois. For information specific to your community, contact your local government or recycling hauler.

 

Winnetka - Winnetka Refuse and Recycling

 

Wilmette - Wilmette Acceptable Recycling Materials

 

Glencoe - Glencoe Recycling

List of Acceptable Items

 

Kenilworth - Kenilworth Recycling

 

Northfield - same as Winnetka

 

Glenview - Glenview Recycling (scroll down towards the bottom for recycling info)

 

Illinois Recycling

 

 

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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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Great to see changes in Winnetka’s recycling program!

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