Free Recycling Event June 26 in Western Springs

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senator John Curran will be hosting their annual Recycle Event on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am at:

Lyons Township High School – South Campus
4900 Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, Illinois

“Now that Illinois has fully reopened after the Covid-19 pandemic, this free event will give everyone an opportunity to get rid of reusable household items for the purpose of recycling,” said Rep. Durkin. “Without having to get out of your vehicle, we are able to collect all items safely and efficiently.”

This free event allows residents to get rid of household items that have been taking up space but can also be repurposed for others to use. Items that can be recycled include: electronics (no TV’s, hard drives or CRT monitors), prescription drugs (no needles or liquids), keys, hearing aids, musical instruments, eye glasses, bicycles and much more. Residential paper shredding will also be available on site. A full list of acceptable items can be found below.

“With the help of our assisting participants, we are offering residents an opportunity to safely and efficiently dispose of all kinds of items,” said Sen. Curran. “Residents can also take advantage of the shredding service we’re offering. It’s an easy and free way for people to properly destroy their sensitive documents and better protect themselves and their families from fraud or identity theft.”

Please stay in your car upon arrival and staff will take the items from your vehicle. Do not exit your vehicle at any time. For more information, contact Leader Durkin’s office at (630) 325-2028 or Senator Curran’s office at (630) 914-5733.

Accepted Items

Electronics (No TVs, hard drives, or CRT Monitors)

  • Cable Boxes
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • DVD Players
  • Faxes
  • iPods
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Monitors
  • MP3s
  • PDAs
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Stereos
  • Typewriters
  • VCRs
  • Video Game Consoles

Additional Items

  • Bikes
  • Cycling Tools, Parts & Apparel
  • Flags
  • Books
  • Keys
  • Hearing Aids
  • Eyeglasses
  • Musical Instruments
  • Brita Water Filters
  • Sheet Music
  • LP Records

Document shredding is limited to two bags of residential paperwork per car.

Prescription Drugs (No liquids or needles)
Please remove medications from container & place in a plastic bag for disposal.

Note: We cannot take TVs, hard drives, CRT Monitors, or any hazardous materials like paints, liquids, or batteries.

Personal Items

We will be accepting donations of personal items at this event to support the Constance Morris House. All personal items must be in new condition unless otherwise noted.

Personal Items

  • Phone Chargers (used)
  • Hair Brushes
  • Full Size Body Wash
  • Slippers/Flip Flops (sizes S, M, L, XL)
  • Pajamas (all sizes)
  • Robes (all sizes)
  • Leggings (all sizes)
  • Lotions (Bath/Body Works)
  • Loofah
  • Mani/Ped Set
  • Umbrellas
  • Decorative masks
  • Pillows
  • Twin Sheets
  • Full Sheets
  • Diapers (any size)
  • Baby Wipes


Thank you to our community participants who make this event possible:

  • American Legion Post 1941
  • Constance Morris House / Pillars Community Health
  • Cook County Sheriff
  • Paper Tiger
  • S.C.A.R.C.E.
  • Western Springs Police Department
  • Working Bikes