Recycling Drop-Off Center

Naperville provides its residents with a free Recycling Drop-Off Center through its contract with Groot Industries. 

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 Fort Hill Drive. Only residential materials are accepted.

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?

Naperville's Environmental Collection Campus at 156 Fort Hill Drive is once again serving as a collection point for electronics recycling between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays. A fee applies for CRT, flat screens, projection TVs and monitors only; a variety of items are accepted.

Electronics Recycling Information

Recyclable Items

Materials accepted at the drop-off center are divided into these categories:

Paper Products

  • Newspaper
  • Advertisements
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • 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)


  • 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

Scrap Metal

  • 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.