Check with your recycling company.


In Your Blue Bins (for Advanced Disposal)

Plastic: look on the bottom. Only numbers 1,2,4, and 5 will be accepted. If you put any other numbers into your bin, they will end up as land fill. Containers should be lightly rinsed with caps on. Cardboard and paper: not waxed. Pizza boxes, not the liners. Aluminum and tin containers: lightly rinsed. Glass containers: lightly rinsed. No plate or sheet glass. No light bulbs.

Plastic Film Recycling  (check with your local store to see which of these items are acceptable)

  • Retail, carryout, produce, newspaper, bread, and dry cleaning bags (clean, dry and free of receipts and clothes hangers)
  • Zip-top food storage bags (clean and dry)
  • Plastic shipping envelopes (remove labels), bubble wrap and air pillows (deflate)
  • Product wrap on cases of water/soda bottles, paper towels, napkins, disposable cups, bathroom tissue, diapers, and female sanitary products
  • Furniture and electronic wrap
  • Plastic cereal box liners (but if it tears like paper, do not include)
  • Any film packaging or bag that has the How2Recycle Label  

Terracycle Collection Sites (a program that recycles hard to recycle items)

Village Hall and Northbrook Metra Train Station:  energy bars wrappers, dental hygiene, and personal beauty items, OTC medical packaging  (see GoGreen website for more information)

North Suburban YMCA:  Chip and snack bags, Go Go Squeeze pouches, Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and any dental packaging, personal beauty items, coffee cups and lids, coffee, tea, and creamer capsules (k-cup pods)  (check on-site for more information)

Clean Styrofoam blocks or popcorn can be brought to Abt.

Batteries can be brought the Northbrook Library.

Avoid single use plastic when possible; recycle when you can’t choose an alternative!