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American Flag Recycling 

The U.S. Flag code states that when a flag is in a condition that is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be retired. The Wood Dale VFW will respectfully retire your American flags that are no longer fit for display. You may drop it off at the Wood Dale VFW or at City Hall. 

Curbside Recycling 

Flood Brothers will provide a 65-gallon recycling cart at no charge to each household receiving curbside refuse collection via exclusive franchise contract with the City. We will allow recycling materials to be comingled (i.e. plastic, glass, metal and paper products mixed together). Preparation requirements for households participating in the recycling program including: rinsing, removing labels, flattening, removing caps and lids, etc. can be found on our website. Alternate sizes are available for residents to switch out of the default 65-gallon size. Flood Brothers will have additional recycling carts available if requested by residents at no additional charge. Residents will be allowed to use additional containers with handles or if recycling materials are stacked neatly alongside of recycling containers on regular recycling collection days.

What Can I Recycle? - Curbside Recycling Guide

Cooking Oil Recycling

Collect liquid vegetable cooking oil (no animal fats or grease) for recycling at the following location:

Bensenville Public Works
717 E. Jefferson
M-F, 7:30 am-3 pm

Electronics Recycling

Household Hazardous Waste

The Household Hazardous Waste facility in Naperville is open and available to all residents of Illinois. Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home. Business waste is not accepted. 

Click here for items accepted and recycling procedures

Location:
156 Fort Hill Drive
Naperville, IL 
Sa/Su: 9 am-2 pm

Medicine Disposal

Take pills out of containers and place in a ziplock bag. Containers of liquids/creams should be placed in separate bags. No sharps/syringes. Pill bottles are not recyclable. 
Bring to the following location:

Wood Dale Police Department

(Medicine disposal box is located outside the west entrance.)
404 N. Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL 60191

SCARCE

School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education

SCARCE is an award-winning environmental education non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities, accomplished through innovative and hands-on education programs for schools and organizations, demonstrating care for our natural resources through our Book Rescue, and engaging the broader public through community-wide events and programs.

SCARCE Public Events

SCARCE collects many household items for recycling and reuse. 
Click here for more information and drop-off location.

  • Any & All Books
  • Any & All LP Records
  • Like New - School and Office Supplies
  • Like New - Writing Utensils
  • Like New - Art Supplies
  • Any & All Crayons
  • Keys (household, luggage, car)
  • Any and All Musical Instruments
  • Holiday Lights
  • Cords (phone, computer, etc)
  • 35 mm Film Canisters
  • Eyeglasses & Sunglasses
  • Hearing Aids
  • Bowling Balls
  • Plastic Bread Tags
  • Corks
  • Disks: CD/DVD/Laser/Video Game - NO CASES
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Shredded Paper
  • X-ray, MRI, and Lithographic Film