The Village will continue offering its First Friday Recycling program in 2024 to provide a safe way to dispose of medicinal sharps, such as needles and syringes. But prescription and over-the-counter drugs will no longer be accepted as part of the program. Instead, those items can be dropped off in the 24-hour lockbox in the Glenview Police Department lobby at 2500 E. Lake Ave.
First Friday sharps recycling runs from 8 a.m. to noon beginning Jan. 5, and will continue on the first Friday of each month in the Village Hall lobby at 2500 E. Lake Avenue. In addition to sharps, the Village will continue to collect American flags, hearing aids, shoes, eyeglasses, ink cartridges, light bulbs and cell phones, which can be dropped off for recycling during regular business hours.
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):
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 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.
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:
- Computers (including tablet computers)
- Electronic keyboards
- Facsimile machines
- Videocassette recorders
- Portable digital music players
- Digital video disc players
- Video game consoles
- Small scale servers
- 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
Glenview's green initiatives