Bring items to: Northbrook Village Hall or Northbrook Metra Station

TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. They offer a range of free programs, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste.  Each category must be in separate containers.


Foil lined wrappers of: snack bags, chip bags, energy bars, candy wrappers, granola bars, meal replacement bars, protein bars, diet bars. No coffee bags or tea wrappers.

 Personal Beauty Care

Skin care: lip balm tubes, soap dispensers and tubes, lotion caps, tubs and plastic jars, body wash containers, shaving foam tubes (no cans).

Cosmetics packaging:  Lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eyeshadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging and bottles, powder cases, eyeline cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, lip liner pencils.

Hair care packaging:  shampoo caps, conditioner caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray triggers, and hair paste plastic caps  

We can no longer accept over the counter empty drug or vitamin containers. Terracycle closed this brigade. 

Natural Care Products

Mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant containers and caps, toothpaste tubes and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothbrushes

Terracycle.com offers many other free brigades, we cannot recycle everything they do, but you can sign up and send them your waste.