Recycling Drop-Off Center
Naperville provides its residents with a free Recycling Drop-Off Center through its contract with Resource Management.
Materials may be brought to the center on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Access to the drop-off center is from the one-way drive off of Fort Hill Drive. No box trucks or vehicles larger than a pick-up truck or van will be permitted to drop off materials.
For recycling items like oil-based and alkyd paints, pesticides, automotive fluids and other toxic household products, please use the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 156 Fort Hill Drive. Items are accepted on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have Electronics to Recycle?
Residents looking to recycle electronics are encouraged to call area recyclers for specific program information. Naperville does not currently have an on-site electronics recycling option.See a List of Available Recyclers
Materials accepted at the drop-off center are divided into these categories:
- Junk Mail
- Phone Books
- Books (notebooks, novels, hard or soft textbooks; residents are encouraged to donate items in good condition.)
- Office Paper
- Post-It Notes™
- Gift Wrap
- Paper Bags
- Chipboard Boxes Such as Gift Boxes, Tissue Boxes, including Frozen Food Boxes and Cereal Boxes,
- Corrugated Cardboard Boxes (flattened)
- Shredded Paper (in clear plastic bags only)
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Aluminum Cans, Foil, and Trays
- Tin or Steel Cans, Including Empty Aerosol Cans and Paint Cans
- Plastic Containers numbered #1 through #7 (except #6)
- Plastic 6-Pack Rings
- Milk Cartons and Drink Boxes
- Cast Iron
- Aluminum or Steel Scrap Pieces
- Metal Drain Spouts
- Metal Siding
- Metal Fencing
- Metal Pipes
- Metal Fixtures
- Metal Hangers
The scrap metal service is free, and no money is paid to participants for any materials taken at the site. An attendant is on-site to help residents and to answer any questions.