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Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling

Visit for information about bi-annual household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste (E-Waste) at-home collections, available at no additional cost to residents in the Village's waste hauling program. Additional options for HHW/E-Waste disposal can be found below.

E-waste is collected by a designated LRS crew on regular pick-up day during the collection week. LRS will collect up to seven (7) accepted items total, with no more than two (2) TV’s or computer monitors per collection, per household. A pick-up request is required by the cut-off date. Requests for an E-Waste pick-up are to be submitted online.

LRS partners with a renowned hazardous waste service provider to collect up to 70 pounds of hazardous materials from the front of your home for each collection. Many of the materials collected are recycled, with proper disposal for any of the remaining materials.  Requests for an E-Waste pick-up are to be submitted online. Residents will be given a specificed collectoin date and will be mailed a kit in which to place the materials. Collection is handled with an onboard chemist that will properly sort, pack and transport the items as required by state and federal law.

Click here for more information from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency about Household Hazardous Waste. 

Residents in need of an immediate Curbside Electronic Recycling Collection can contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems at (844) 633-3577 to schedule a collection. Please do not place approved items at the curb until the day of your scheduled E-Waste collection. Items should be placed in the parkway near the curb by 7:00AM on your scheduled E-Waste collection day. Payment for collection will be made over the phone with a credit card and will be charged upon collection.

Electronics Recycling Drop Off Locations

The State of Illinois has mandated that effective January 1, 2012, certain electronics may no longer be disposed of in landfills. Therefore, River Forest residents will no longer be able to place any of the following electronic products in their refuse or recycling for disposal:

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers and scanners
  • Computers (including tablet computers)
  • Keyboards and other computer components (mice, speakers, etc)
  • Facsimile machines
  • VCRs and DVD players
  • Portable digital music players
  • CD Players and stereo components
  • Video game consoles
  • Small-scale servers
  • Digital converter boxes, cable and satellite receivers
  • Cell Phones
  • Cordless Phones
West Cook County Solid Waste Agency Drop-Off Location

All residents within the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency Region (which includes River Forest) are able to drop off Electronics at the Village of Burr Ridge Public Works Department. The address for drop-off is: 451 Commerce Street, Burr Ridge, IL. The site is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm and staff will be available to assist with the unloading of items. Please click on the link below to read further information about what items will be accepted at the site. There will be a charge for all CRT, Flat Screens, Projection TV's, and Monitors:

Under 21 inch screen = $25.00 per unit 

21-inch screen & over = $35.00 per unit

Cash or Credit Card are accepted but not checks.  Payment can be made in advance at

Electronic waste collection sites

Click here for more information from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, including a map of electronic recycling collection sites. 

Consumers can also contact electronic device retailers for information about other recycling programs that may be available from time to time. 

Hazardous and Hard to Recycle Materials

Center for Hard to Recycle Materials

Cook County has partnered with South Suburban College to create the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. This is a permanent recycling drop-off facility available to Cook County residents that helps divert millions of pounds of waste and other hard-to-recycle items from regional landfills and water system. The Center accepts household recyclable materials, electronics and computers, clothing and textiles, small furniture and applicances, styrofoam, and personal healthcare equipment. For a complete list of accepted materials and further information, including hours of operation, please visit their website here.

Reuse and Recycling Directory

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County provides a Reuse and Recycling Directory, which includes an interactive map showing nearby drop off locations which will accept the material you are seeking to recycle or safely dispose. The direcory can be found here

Go Green

The website for Go Green LaGrange also has list of resources for the recycling and donation of common items that cannot be recycled through regular community recylcing programs. This list can be found here