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Recycling Opportunities

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Millions of tons of recyclables end up in the landfill each year taking up valuable space while wasting time and money. In addition, household hazardous waste continues to contaminate the land and water.

Please review the links below to to find answers to many common questions about recycling and recycling opportunities.

CFL, Cell Phones, Batteries
The Village of Schaumburg is now sponsoring a CFL bulb, Cell Phone and Household Battery drop off program.

Electronics
Millions of tons of residential electronic waste generated each year can be recycled. The recycling process separates the metals, plastics and glass then sorts the reusable materials thus reducing the need for landfill space.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste is found in each and every home. Most of these items are products that are used for cleaning, controlling insects, improving plants and grass, or for various other home improvement and repair projects.

Prescription Drugs
The RxBOX Program started June 2009 as Schaumburg's solution to disposing of medications that may otherwise pollute our environment if disposed of in the trash or in our water supply.

Curb Side Recycling - Referred to as Single Stream Recycling
Single Stream recycling is a system in which all kinds of recyclables are mixed together. There is no need to separate the recyclables in a recycling bin prior to pickup by the refuse contractor.