Where to Recycle/Dispose of Various Household Chemicals and Products

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Recycling/Waste Disposal/Junk Removal/Donation Info

(04/2017)

Earth 911 is a great site for general information with simple search capabilities.  You can enter what you want to get rid of and your zip code and it will show you your options.

http://earth911.com/

Below is the specific information for common items-( Locations are for Lake County, IL, but anyone can follow the link and then easily change the zip code to anywhere in the country)

College Hunks Hauling Junk for Lake County – For pickup of many, many items (including waste, but also furniture/cabinets etc.) — 130+ different items

http://search.earth911.com/program/Q1RQNVJZXVpBUw/?what=Construction+Materials&where=60060&max_distance=25&country=US&province=IL&city=Mundelein&region=Lake&postal_code=60060&latitude=42.260679419495&longitude=-88.01032803666&sponsor=&list_filter=all

Habitat for Humanity Restore in Gurnee – Cabinets/Furniture/Stoves – they do pick up

http://search.earth911.com/location/Q1RQNVVeXVhCUw/?what=cabinets&where=60060&max_distance=25&country=US&province=IL&city=Mundelein&region=Lake&postal_code=60060&latitude=42.260679419495&longitude=-88.01032803666&sponsor=&list_filter=all

Hazardous Material Disposal in Lake County (All the paints, varnishes, paint removers etc.)

http://search.earth911.com/program/Q1RQNVJZXFZFUw/?what=Paint+Strippers&where=60060&max_distance=25&country=US&province=IL&city=Mundelein&region=Lake&postal_code=60060&latitude=42.260679419495&longitude=-88.01032803666&sponsor=&list_filter=all

Batteries Plus Bulbs (The light bulbs and any batteries)

http://search.earth911.com/location/Q1RQNVdYXF5KUg/?what=Fluorescent+Tubes&where=60060&max_distance=25&country=US&province=IL&city=Mundelein&region=Lake&postal_code=60060&latitude=42.260679419495&longitude=-88.01032803666&sponsor=&list_filter=all

How to safely dispose of the following on your own

Paint

Put extra absorbent kitty litter in the can and when it dries up you can throw it out.

Acid

http://www.wikihow.com/Dispose-of-Acid-Safely

Old License Plates

Scrape any stickers off of the plate and then you can put them in any metal recycling.  The removal of the stickers, makes it so the plate cannot be used legally.  You can bring them to the local DMV, however, they recycle them from there anyway so you may as well recycle them yourself and save yourself a trip to the DMV 🙂

Where to donate your old Cell Phones

http://www.securethecall.org/

https://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/

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