Hard-to-Dispose Items

Thank you for your recycling efforts. Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Village of Riverside at 708-447-2700, the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency at 708-453-9100 or Flood Brothers at 630-261-0400.
  1. CFL Bulbs
  2. Household Electronics
  3. Household Hazardous Waste

Compact Florescent Lighting (CFL) Bulbs

All Home Depot and some Ace Hardware stores accept CFL bulbs for recycling. The Earth911 website may have additional locations that are convenient for you.
  1. Paint
  2. Pharmaceuticals
  3. Plastic Bags


State of Illinois-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events and locations currently accept oil based paints for disposal.

Latex paints are not accepted as they are non-toxic. You may dispose of latex paint with your household refuse provided it is hardened. Place kitty litter in open paint cans or use the excess paint to paint scrap wood.

As an alternative, the State of Illinois organizes the ‘Partners for Waste Paint Solutions" program, which recycles paint. Information can be found on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency website.
  1. Styrofoam
  2. Small Batteries
  3. Vehicle Batteries
  4. Vehicle Tires


Some shippers will accept loose fill plastics (Styrofoam packing peanuts) for reuse. Information on retailers that accept loose fill plastics for reuse or recycling is available through an automated hotline, 800-828-2214.

The Earth911 website may also have locations that accept these materials for recycling or reuse.