Explore, Enjoy & Celebrate Glencoe: Spring Recycling and Collection Events
By Village Manager Phil Kiraly
The spring-cleaning season has begun! Mark your calendars to take advantage of upcoming collection and sustainability events in Glencoe. Remember, items set out on the curb on the Village-wide Clean-Up Day will go to a landfill. Please consider donating items that can be reasonably reused or recycling items whenever possible. Don’t forget that the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) has a great resource for specialty recycling and donations. #SustainabilityStar
- Saturday, April 24: Earth Day Clean-Up
9 a.m.-11 am., Veteran’s Memorial Park
The Glencoe Park District, in partnership with the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force, is planning a community clean-up to mark Earth Day. Participants will be assigned areas to clean upon arrival at the event. Please bring reusable bags and gloves, as these will not be provided. This event is free, but every person that plans to attend must register here and sign a volunteer waiver.
- Saturday, May 15: Donate and Recycle Drop-Off Event
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Glencoe Metra Southeast Commuter Parking Lot (290 Park Avenue)
The Glencoe Sustainability Task Force will be hosting its third annual Donate and Recycle Drop-Off Event. This drop-off event is for Glencoe residents only and is occurring a week before the Village Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 22 in an effort to divert reusable and recyclable items from going to landfills. Find the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials at villageofglencoe.org/donateandrecycleday. Note: Please NO electronics at this event.
- Saturday, May 22: Clean-Up Day
7 a.m.; Village-wide Curbside Event
The annual Clean-Up Day is an opportunity for Glencoe residents to dispose of "bulk items" that are not generally included in garbage collection such as furniture and appliances at the curb. However, hazardous waste (paint, gas, chemicals, etc.), electronics (computers, stereos, etc.), building materials (wood, lumber, drywall, etc.), tires, appliances and landscape waste (trees, branches, logs, leaves, etc.) are not included in this program.
- Saturday, June 12: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Glencoe Metra Southeast Commuter Parking Lot (290 Park Avenue)
The Village of Glencoe and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will be sponsoring a residential household hazardous waste collection event. This event is open to all Illinois residents by appointment. Find the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials at villageofglencoe.org/hhw. NOTE: Appointments must be made online here to participate in this event and spaces are limited!
- Saturday, June 19: Document Destruction and Electronics Recycling Event
9 a.m.-Noon, Glencoe Metra Southeast Commuter Parking Lot (290 Park Avenue)
Recycle electronics and safely shred documents at the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County’s (SWANCC) Document Destruction and Electronics Recycling. Only residents of SWANCC member communities, which includes Glencoe residents, may participate this event. IDs will be checked and no business, school, or institutional documents or electronics will be accepted. View the list of acceptable material here.