The Village of Glenview

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Go Green Glenview


​Medication/sharps disposal

It is important to recycle unwanted and unused medication properly. The Village of Glenview offers options to safely dispose of medication and sharps. It is recommended you check ahead before arriving at any location to ensure the availability has not changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Friday recycling (1)​

The Village of Glenview offers a recycling collection day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Friday of the month (except when impacted by a holiday) in the parking lot at Gle​nview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue. 

Safely and responsibly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications​ and sharps. Leave medications in their original containers and mark out personal information. No controlled substances or over-the-counter liquid medications will be accepted. Needles and syringes must be put in plastic containers, which can be provided. ​

Police Department drug collection (2)

Bring unused and expired prescription and pharmaceutical drugs to the Glenview Police Department lobby, 2500 East Lake Avenue (east side entrance) for disposal anonymously and free of charge 24/7. The collection receptacle is offered as part of the Cook County Sheriff's Department Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. No sharps accepted.

Other options

Northfield Township 2021 recycling program

From April 5 through October 29, items for recycling can be dropped off at the Northfield Township Road District garage, 237 Melvin Drive, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. 

​Recycling Center in the Village Hall lobby

​Bins are available at Village Hall to accept these items between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays (when Village Hall is open):

  • Newspapers
  • American flags

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of changes with SWANCC's vendor, the Village of Glenview can no longer collect batteries for recycling. Alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6V and 9V) can be safely disposed of in the trash with normal household waste. Rechargeable batteries can be recycled at Abt Electronics, the Northfield Township Road District recycling program (April-November) and Home Depot. 

Glenview Environmental Sustainability Awards​

​Nominations are being accepted for the Natural Resources Commission's 2021 awards program. Nominees can be any organization, including businesses, schools, houses of worship and volunteer groups that serve the Glenview community.

The Village of Glenview on January 5, 2021 recognized five organizations in or serving Glenview that are taking the lead with environmental stewardship, innovative best practices and community outreach.

Award winners of the discontinued "Go Green Glenview"

Electronics  recycling rules 

Illinois became the 16th state to adopt an electronics recycling law known as the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2313) in September 2009. This legislation initially banned televisions and monitors from entering Illinois landfills effective January 1, 2012.  Then, legislation was passed amending the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act to expand the number of electronic products banned from Illinois landfills from four to 17.  As of January 1, 2019, the list of acceptable items was amended. The list currently includes:

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Computers (including tablet computers)
  • Electronic keyboards
  • Facsimile machines
  • Videocassette recorders
  • Portable digital music players
  • Digital video disc players
  • Video game consoles
  • Small scale servers
  • Scanners
  • Electronic mouse
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Cable receivers
  • Satellite receivers
  • Digital video disc recorders

 
Obsolete toxic electronic products are the fastest growing component of landfill waste. Discarded electronic products contain toxic materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, beryllium and other toxic materials that once landfilled pollute the soil and may leach into ground water posing a risk to human health and the environment. Obsolete electronic products contain valuable materials that can be recycled for reuse such as copper, gold and circuit chips – just to name a few of the reusable materials. The reuse of these products conserves energy and natural resources.

Since 1999, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) has worked with its member communities to provide environmentally-sound recycling for end-of-life electronics through one-day collection events, permanent drop-off locations and the At Home Pick Up Program.  One of SWANCC’s permanent electronics drop-off location for residents that live in a member community is  the Glenview Transfer​​ Station, 3 Providence Way, Des Plaines, across from the Maryville Academy. It is open most Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Additionally, residents are able to utilize some retail store drop-offs during evening and weekend hours, such as Abt and Best Buy.

Glenview's green initiatives

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