This week Trustee Randy Roberts answers a resident's question: What do we do with all the unused electronics, specifically telephones, sitting in our homes?
Many outdated electronics can be recycled in Skokie. Specifically, old telephones as well as many other electronic devices can be dropped off at either the Best Buy at Old Orchard or the Best Buy at Village Crossing. Best Buy recycling page
Additionally, the Solid Waste Agency for Northern Cook County (SWANCC), of which Mayor Van Dusen is president, accepts a variety of items for recycling, including old electronics and car batteries (no lead). They have several drop-off locations. For more information, contact SWANCC at (847) 724-9205, or visit their website which has a detailed list of where items can be dropped off. SWANCC Drop off Centers
Finally, the Skokie Health Department, 5127 Oakton St., (847) 933-8252 has drop off bins for compact fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries. Fluorescent bulbs must be in a sealed baggie. The Health Department also accepts old medications and syringes. However, medicines must be in the original bottle and the label must still be on the bottle. Also, syringes must be in a sealed plastic container such as a laundry jug. These items have no bin and must be handed to a Health Department employee. The Skokie Health Department does not accept narcotics or liquid medicine. These products must be recycled
at the Skokie Police Department, 7300 Niles Center Rd., (847) 982-5900. They have a bin and are open 24 hours.
Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions about
recycling in Skokie.
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