Green Cleaning in the Home

Click on the thumbnails below to see recommended green practices for your home. If you have sources to recommend, please share HERE.

Green Cleaning

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Junk Mail


Highland Park compiled a list of ways to deal with JUNK MAIL.

Disposing of Chemicals

Clean out your house, garage or basement of unused, no longer wanted chemicals which have special disposal needs


Household Chemical Waste (HCW) collections are conducted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and are available to all Illinois residents.The IEPA web page includes information concerning their collection program, along with a complete schedule of upcoming collection events.

The following long-term facilities are available for disposal of HCW. Please phone the long-term facilities ahead to determine availability and open hours. For questions concerning the IEPA’s one-day or long-term collections, please call the Waste Reduction Unit at (217) 524-3300.

Chicago’s Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N North Branch Street
Tuesdays: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Saturday of month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Also accepts computer materials and propane tanks.

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
By appointment only on second Saturday or fourth Monday of each month
1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee
(847) 336-9340

Contact the IEPA at (217) 785-8604 to verify materials being accepted.

Unable to attend a collection? Dispose of your household chemical waste for a fee.

R3 Environmental, Inc.
(847) 488-1492 x 202