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. Household Electronics
  2. Household Hazardous Waste
  3. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Household Electronics

  • Cable Receivers
  • Computers (Laptop, Notebook, Netbook, Tablet)
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Electronic Mice
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Monitors
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Televisions
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Videocassette Recorders
Effective January 1, 2012, recycling of electronic products became mandatory in Illinois. It is illegal to throw out electronic devices with the trash and illegal for Illinois landfills to accept them. 

Residents can recycle electronics at the electronic recycling dumpster from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday located at Public Works.
  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.