Itasca Recycling

Recycle Program

Acceptable Containers

  • Aluminum cans, trays and foil (trays and foil must be cleaned)
  • Steel cans and tins
  • Aseptic packaging and gable top containers (milk & juice cartons)
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, green)
  • PET soda, water, and flavored beverage bottles (#1 clear and green plastic resin)
  • HDPE milk, water and juice jugs (#2 clear plastic resin)
  • HDPE detergent and fabric softener containers (#2 colored plastic resin)
  • PVC narrow neck containers only (#3 plastic resin such as health and beauty aid products, household cleaners)
  • LDPE grocery containers (#4 plastic resin such as margarine tubs, frozen desert cups, 6 pack rings, etc.)
  • PP grocery containers (#5 plastic resin such as yogurt cups, and narrow neck syrup and ketchup bottles)
  • #7 Plastic resin narrow neck containers only
  • Plastic Buckets, such as kitty litter containers (5 gallon size maximum with no metal handles)

Additional Container Information

  1. All containers to be emptied and rinsed clean
  2. No motor oil, insecticide, herbicide or hazardous chemical containers
  3. No plastic bags - instead reuse or return to grocery or department stores
  4. No plastic sheets or film (no plastic sheets, tarps or wrap)
  5. Expanded foam and clear polystyrene not accepted per joint advisory from the Illinois Recycling Association, Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, and Region 5 US Environmental Protection Agency

Acceptable Paper Fiber Materials

  • Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
  • Cardboard (no waxed cardboard)
  • Kraft (brown paper) Bags
  • Magazines, catalogs and telephone books
  • Office, computer, notebook and gift wrap paper (no metal clips, spirals, binders)
  • Chipboard (cereal, cake and food mix boxes, gift boxes, shoe boxes, etc.)
  • Carrier stock (soda and beer can carrying cases)
  • Junk mail and envelopes (no plastic cards, stick on labels or unused stamps)
  • Paper back books (no hard cover books)

Additional Information

For more information, please view the Dupage County Recycling Guide.

DuPage County Electronic Recycling Locations