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Saturday, September 14, 2024

New Lenox Recyclepalooza: Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Wood, & More Collection Event 2024

08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

New Lenox, IL, 60451


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs and 15 gallons of paint per vehicle. ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.

Will County utilizes an appointment system to improve participants experience at our popular collection events. The system has been successful as intended, providing participants with predictable lines and smoother service. We appreciate everyone's effort to bring materials to this event and to make an appointment and adhere to their appointment time.

While Will County provides staff at the Electronics and Household Hazardous Collection areas, we utilize volunteers at all additional stations. We welcome participants to assist those volunteers in unloading their materials. 

Bring unwanted electronics, household chemicals (such as oil-based paint, stains and variishes, along with oil, antifreeze, old gasoline,  brake fluid, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaning products) and clothing, wood, carpet, padding, foam plastic (Styrofoam), along with scrap metal (hangers, old keys, tools, car parts, siding); items for donation include reusable clothing, books, toys, small home goods, cookware. We also work with the scouts and VFW to properly dispose of worn American Flags and the Lions Club to reuse or repurpose eyeglasses. walkers and wheelchairs.

Items NOT Accepted include: Fireworks/ Explosives, Agricultural wastes, Fire extinguishers, Ammunition (check with your local police department), Radioactive material, Institutional wastes, Controlled substances, Alkaline batteries, Business wastes, Regular garbage, Tires, Smoke/CO detectors, Medical waste/Sharps, Gas cylinders, Appliances, Dehumidifiers. 

To make an appointment, cick here:


Volunteers interested in working at the Reuse station or where ever needed, may sign up through 

Pack your vehicle to be unloaded in the following order:

Electronics, Household Hazardous Waste, Polystyrene Foam Plastic, Scrap Metal, Wood, Donations

Please be aware that if you are unable to make an appointment, we do accept electronics year round at various locations. Please click to view our FREE Electronics Recycling Options

Will County partners with the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Naperville and while they are experiencing a temporary loss of some services, they do remain available each weekend to accept many items. Please click to view the current IEPA Household Hazardous Waste Regional Site information.

DART partners with Will County for our Recyclepalooza to accept many clean polystyrene items They have a program open to the public 24/7 in North Aurora. Please clicl our Foam Plastic link for information.

We offer a list of clean wood and scrap metal providers on our website search feature which also includes lists of donation locations. (There usually is a fee to recycle wood)








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