Curbside Recycling Program
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Naperville's recycling contractor, Groot Industries, provides weekly collection of recyclables. If you have questions about recyclable materials or missed pickups, please call Groot Industries at (630) 892-9294 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Curbside services for new residents: Curbside services are automatic for new residents after they have set up their electricity and water utility accounts with the City. To start an electric and/or water utility account, visit the Utility Services and Billing page or call (630) 420-6059 during business hours to speak to a customer service representative.
Your Recycling Service
The following items are recyclable:
- 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 like gift boxes, tissue boxes and cereal boxes
- Corrugated cardboard boxes, including frozen food boxes
- Glass bottles and jars
- Aluminum cans, foil and trays
- Tin or steel cans, including empty aerosol cans and paint cans
- Plastic containers numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (#6 not accepted)
- Plastic 6-pack rings
- Milk cartons and drink boxes
Place recycling carts on the side of the driveway opposite from garbage collection cans and yard waste.
Mixed paper may be placed in a separate bin or paper bag. Do not tie the paper into bundles or place recycling in plastic bags.
All containers should be rinsed out, but labels do not need to be removed. Please remember:
- Styrofoam products are not included in the curbside recycling program. Packing peanuts can be recycled at some local mailing or shipping establishments. Dart Container Corporation, located at 310 Evergreen Dr, North Aurora, IL 60542, operates a polystyrene foam (styrofoam) drop-off recycling site for foam cups and containers, foam egg cartons, meat trays and most packaging foam. They do not accept packing peanuts. For more information and hours, call (630) 896-4631.
- Plastic bags may be recycled at some local grocery stores.
- Use the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off site for recycling oil-based and alkyd paint, household chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides and automotive fluids.
Recycling contamination is non-recyclable material or garbage that ends up in the recycling system. Below is a list of some of the most common contaminates:
- Lithium batteries/electronics
- Medical waste (needles/sharps)
- Plastic bags or wraps
- Tanglers (hoses, wires and hangers)
- Food, liquids & diapers
If you have questions about whether an item can be recycled, please call Groot at (630) 892-9294 or visit naperville.groot.com and use the Waste Wizard to search the item in question.
Proper Disposal of Personal Protective Equipment
In addition to following everyday recycling guidelines, please keep personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, wipes and latex gloves out of recycling bins. Instead, put PPE items securely in a trash can and follow local trash guidelines and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PPE tossed on the ground creates an environmental and health hazard, and disinfecting wipes in the sewer system can cause significant blockages and equipment failures.