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Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility Overview

Dispose of your household chemicals responsibly and recycle your old computers by dropping them off at the City’s permanent Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility at 1150 N. North Branch Street (two blocks east of the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street). 

When thrown out with our garbage, household chemicals and computers, which often contain hazardous substances, such as lead, mercury, and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) can contaminate our air, soil and water. Through proper disposal methods or recycling, these hazardous substances are reprocessed and reused in an environmentally-responsible manner.

The Household Chemical and Computer Recycling Facility accepts a range of items, including household cleaners, oil-based paints, solvents, cell phones, compact fluorescent light bulbs, computers and related equipment to name a few. It does NOT accept business/commercial sector wastes, explosives, fireworks or latex paint.  Please review the full list of items in both categories before you visit.

The facility is open for drop-offs on the following days only:

  • Tuesdays (7 am – 12 pm)
  • Thursdays (2- 7 pm)
  • The first Saturday of every month (8 am – 3 pm)

If a holiday falls on any of the above days, the facility will not be open.

During business hours, an attendant is outside, ready to help unload your vehicle and accept your materials. Materials should be not left outside the facility unattended. Therefore, please do not drop off any items outside of scheduled business hours.