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250 S. Route 59
Bartlett, IL 60103
Saturday August 4, 2012
8AM to 1PM
Who can come to the event? Is there a fee?
Any residents of Illinois can drop off their medications, E-waste, and other recyclables (click on image at left for more details) at no charge.
What can I expect at the event?
Fast and efficient disposal. Traffic will be professionally directed at the site. Upon entering the site you can expect to drop off your recyclables and be back on your way within just a few minutes! For Prescription Drug Drop off, you will be required to leave your car and approach the table staffed by pharmacist who will review your old medication and accept it for disposal. Please be aware we do not accept SHARPS or NEEDLES.
Tips for Dropping off your medication
- Use a permanent marker to black out your name or personal information on the prescription label.
- Take medications to collection site ONLY during the drop-off site’s open hours of operation.
- Please follow directions at the drop-off site carefully. Only give medications to personnel of the drop-off site.
- This is NOT a share or reuse opportunity. All medications received will be destroyed in an environmentally responsible manner.
What medications can I bring?
- Over-the counter medications
- Medicated ointments
- Medicated shampoos
- Liquids containing medications
- Prescription inhalers
- Over-the-counter inhalers
- Glass thermometers containing mercury
- Medical devices containing mercury (blood pressure units, barometers, etc.)
What electronics can I bring?
- Personal computers, laptops, servers CRT monitors/LCD monitors/televisions (see exclusions)
- Cell phones
- Wire (including Christmas lights)
- Miscellaneous Electronic Equipment: Printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, hubs, keyboards/mice, mainframe equipment, modems, circuit boards, networking equipment,
- PCI cards, routers, switches, testing equipment, plotters, telephony equipment, UPS batteries and power supplies, MP3/MP4 players, CD players, DVD players, PDAs, electronic gaming systems, broadcast towers, base stations, cell tower switches, A/V cables, cable TV boxes, answering machines, camcorders, cameras, portable CD/DVD players; keyboards/mice, VCRs, security cameras and equipment, projectors, cordless telephones, calculators, stereos and equipment, pagers, walkie talkies
What is NOT accepted at the event?
- White goods: refrigerators, freezers ovens/ stoves, microwaves, dishwashers and small kitchen appliances (blenders, food processors, electric can openers, toaster ovens, toasters)
- Vacuum cleaners, typewriters broken, cracked or partially dismantled monitors and TVs, projection TVs or TVs with wood casing (due to weight and size equipment handling restrictions.)
- Paint, gas or oil
- Yard Waste
- DEA-controlled substances, including narcotic medications and illegal drugs
- Bio-hazardous materials
- Radioactive materials
- Other household wastes
A Message from the President
I believe that Cook County should be a world-class model of sustainability. We are working not only to boost sustainability practices throughout County government, but also to join forces with local governments, nonprofits and business, to accomplish more than we could separately in making each of Cook County’s communities sustainable. To further this work, I appointed Deborah Stone as the County’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, and as Director of the Department of Environmental Control. I also recognize that Cook County needs to share ideas and collaborate with a diverse group of community leaders and sustainability experts. In March 2012, I appointed the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council to help lift our vision higher and give us access to best practices. You can meet the Council members and read more about their mission in the “Advisory Council” section of this website. Toni Preckwinkle,Cook County Board President
What is Sustainability?
" Ensuring that there is enough for today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."Deborah StoneChief Sustainability Officer, Cook County Government
Contact UsCook County Chief Sustainability Officer
69 W Washington
Chicago, IL 60602
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