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Posted on: March 22, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Recycling and Waste Reduction Alternatives

The Village of La Grange provides a free curbside recycling program for all single and two-family households. While the curbside program accepts numerous items for recycling, many items not included in the program can be re-used or recycled through other sources.

The Village urges residents to consider donating useful items to non-profit agencies or favorite charitable organizations before choosing disposal. This practice will divert reusable items from landfills and allow persons in need to reuse the items.

Some alternative sources to consider include:

Charitable Donations

Many non-profit agencies offer charitable donation collection. Residents can consult their local phone directory for a list of charitable and community organizations that accept donations. Some agencies will provide residential pickup services. Examples of organizations that could be considered include veterans groups, religious charities, resale shops, and school organizations.

Recycling Centers

The Village is a member of the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency. The Agency provides resources to residents and businesses to help support recycling initiatives. For a Recycling Guide that provides a listing of centers by Cook County municipality that will accept numerous items ranging from books to batteries to tires, please contact them at (708) 453-9100.

For a listing of recycling centers located in DuPage County Click Here

Other Resources

Several websites offer additional environmental resources and alternative disposal methods for consumers. For example Click here. There are also several services that provide free listings of items available in the Chicago area that are available for reuse. Use search words in your computer browser such as “free items” and “local classifieds” to identify websites that provide these types of services

The Village of La Grange also helps to promote non profit regionally based recycling events as they are announced.

For questions or more information on waste reduction and recycling options, please contact the Village of La Grange at (708) 579-2315.

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