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Recycling


The Village of Hanover Park is halting its daily electronics recycling program due to a problem with the company that had been providing the pickup, effective at the close of business on Thursday, July 31.  The Village was part of a program with DuPage County where free electronics recycling was provided on a daily basis.  The company under contract with the County has informed the County and all communities that they are no longer able to provide the service.  While the Village and DuPage County staff are investigating ways to keep this program in operation, it is unable to do so at this time.  Residents are reminded that State Law prohibits them from placing the items in the garbage, as they cannot be placed in the landfill.  Click on Other-Electronics-Drop-Off-Locations for a list that shows locations where residents can drop off their electronics.  “Unfortunately this program is not able to continue at this time, as it was heavily used by residents of the Village of Hanover Park and surrounding communities” according to Howard Killian, Director of Public Works.  During its 3-year operation, the Village collected over 472,565 tons of electronics for recycling.

The Village of Hanover Park encourages recycling, and efforts are coordinated through the Public Works Department by the Environmental Committee.

The following items are accepted for recycling at the Public Works facility, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

      CFL and Fluorescent Light Bulbs
      Household Batteries (Alkaline, Ni-Cad and Lithium)

The Village, along with the Environmental Committee, hosts an annual Household Recycling Event at the Municipal Complex.  Please see the Village Events and Calendar of Events pages for the date and time of the next recycling event.  In addition to the above mentioned items car batteries, bicycles, oil/anti-freeze, eye glasses, keys, fire extinguishers, US Flags and ink jet cartridges are also accepted.  Document shredding is also offered.