New recycling trucks have improved recycling service in Bartlett. Residents no longer need to separate paper from other recyclables. However, recyclable containers should be rinsed free of food, with caps/lids removed and corrugated cardboard boxes, paperboard and wet strength carrier stock boxes should be flattened.
Here is a current list of acceptable recyclables:
|Paper Items||Non-Paper Items|
|| Glass Items
Another way to recycle is to donate to local charitable groups. Goodwill takes donations of new and gently used household items, clothing and furniture to further its mission of providing work opportunities and training for people with disabilities and disadvantages. In addition, Goodwill helps extend the useful life of unused items, and keeps those items out of a landfill. Think of your local Goodwill Store & Donation Center as another option for recycling.
Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago
Bartlett Store & Donation Center
1420 S. IL Route 59
Information from SCARCE
SCARCE stands for: School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. Located at 799 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL, 630-545-9710. Visit www.scarceecoed.org for hours and other information.
The SCARCE mission is to "Inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities."
SCARCE recently put together the following DOs & DON'Ts guidelines for recycling in the greater Bartlett/Dupage area along with a Recycling Resource Fact Sheet and a list of recycling contaminants:
Recycle DOs -- yes, put these items in your curbside recycling bin:
• Plastic containers
• Aluminum cans
• Steel or tin cans
• Glass food containers, lids are recyclable, but remove them from glass container
• Paper - including newspaper, envelopes, magazines, etc.
• Empty, dry paint cans with lids removed
DON'Ts -- these items do not belong in your curbside recycling bin:
• Garden hoses
• Plastic bags - drop off plastic bags at your local grocery store and most retail stores
• Paint cans still containing wet paint
• Hazardous Waste (click here for HHW drop off location)
• Scrap metal - including lawn chairs, metal hangers, fencing, etc. Save scrap metal for a spring Recycling Extravaganza or drop off at a scrap metal collection location
• Plastic toys, plastic bins, plastic hangers, plastic lawn furniture, etc.
• Yard waste - put all yard waste in yard waste collection bags or bins only
• Fluorescent light bulbs and CFL bulbs (most Home Depots accept these bulbs for proper disposal)
• Visit scarce.org for a complete list of recycling contamination items