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Recycling Resources

Community Resources:

Waste Management

  • Recycling and trash brochure 
  • 1-800-796-9696
  • 115 Simonds Avenue  DeKalb, IL

Dekalb County Environmental Initiative

Click HERE for information on where to recycle these items in Dekalb:

  • Tires
  • Motor Oil
  • AntiFreeze
  • Used Car Batteries
  • Junk Cars
  • Scrap Metal
  • Light Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Construction Scrap
  • Cell Phones
  • Appliances
DeKalb Iron & Metal Company
  • Metal Service Center
  • Scrap Metal Recycling

Dekalb County Health Department

  • Recycle Directory - guidelines for itemized recycling needs
  • Schedule of electronics and metal recycling drop off dates and locations


  • Electronics Recycling
  • Reuse clothing and home furnishings


  • A resource to freely give or receive items you and others in your area no longer want.  

Wheels for Wishes

  • Recycle your vehicle, working or not, and receive a tax deduction.  All proceeds from this program benefit the Illinois chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

National and General Information Resources:

America Recycles Day

Eco-Cycle - Your guide to building a zero-waste community.

National Council for Science and the Environment - Dedicated to improving scientific basis for environmental decision making

Encyclopedia of Earth - Reliable information for all of your environmental questions

College and University Recycling Coalition 

Terracycle - Eliminate waste and send in targeted items for a change to win money and prizes for your school or organization 

Movoto - A guide to recycling around the home