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Posted on: March 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Skokie Spring Greening


Avoid the lines! Historically, wait times are the shortest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Skokie's Spring Greening recycling event, held in the Westfield Old Orchard west parking lots, is open to all households of Niles Township and Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County member communities. Recycling drop-off is free except for paint recycling.

Westfield West Lot 
Enter from Old Orchard Road and turn south onto Lavergne Avenue into the mall

  • Document Destruction: Up to four boxes of bank documents, medical forms, tax documents, and documents with account numbers or social security numbers. No magazines, newspapers, or junk mail. No folders, clips, binders, covers, etc.
  • Electronics: computers, mice, keyboards, monitors, printers, televisions, cable receivers, converter boxes, fax machines, cell phones, PDA’s, scanners, video game consoles, VHS/DVD players, Zip Drives, MP3 players.  

Green Office Building Lot
Enter from Golf Road and turn north onto Lawler Avenue (just north of electronics recycling and document destruction)

  • Batteries: lithium or rechargeable only. No alkaline batteries!  Tape terminals or place one battery per sealable sandwich bag to reduce fire risk.
  • Car batteries
  • Textiles: clothing, shoes, blankets, drapes/curtains, backpacks, and sleeping bags
  • Paint: latex and oil accepted. This is the only station that has a fee due to the cost of recycling.
    • Latex quart - $1.50
    • Latex gallon - $3.50
    • Latex 5-gallon - $14.00
    • Aerosol can – Free
    • Butane, isobutane, propane, and helium tanks: Free
    • Grout, adhesive, joint compound, and spackle: Free
    • Oil-based quart - $5.00
    • Oil-based gallon - $9.00
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Holiday lights

Other recycling stations to be updated at 

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