Recycling Collection

General Guidelines

  • Residential recycling containers are available by calling the Public Works Department at 847-716-3568.
  • All containers must be out at curbside and ready for collection by 7 AM on the scheduled pickup day.
  • Please do not place recycling containers at the curb until dusk the evening prior to your collection day.
  • Containers must be oriented so the lid opens on the street side with the handle on the house side.
  • Residents are not charged for recyclables.
  • Recyclables may be commingled in one cart.
  • Paper products should not be bundled or tied.
  • Containers should be rinsed.

Recycling is provided free of charge to any Winnetka business that uses the Village’s refuse services.

Additional Resources

  1. Electronics Recycling
  2. Styrofoam Recycling
  3. Battery Recycling
  4. Paint Recycling
  5. Household Chemical Waste
  6. Cork Recycling
  7. Mattress Recycling
  8. Plastics Recycling

Electronics Recycling

The Electronics Product Recycling and Reuse Act forbids the disposal of residential electronic items in landfills. Winnetka is one of two permanent drop-off locations for residential electronic recycling - residents may drop off electronics free of charge at the following location:

Winnetka Public Works Yards
1390 Willow Road, Winnetka, IL, 60093
Thursdays from 1 PM to 3 PM

The Village’s Electronics Recycling Program runs from April to November each year. 

Transfer Station

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) is an agency that provides environmentally responsible recycling for computers and electronics. Winnetka residents may also drop-off their electronics at the Glenview SWANCC Transfer Station (1151 North River Road). The Transfer Station is open most Saturdays from 9 AM to 11 AM. These materials will then be recycled through the SWANCC program.

Acceptable Electronic Items for Recycling