Additional Recycling

The Village of Wheeling encourages residents to reduce, reuse and recycle. By reducing, reusing and recycling waste, natural resources are conserved, toxic waste is reduced, landfill space and incineration is reduced, less pollution is produced, energy is conserved, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced and the environment for future generations is sustained.
For further recycling information, please contact the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) at 847-724-9205.
  1. Automotive Batteries & Tires

    These items are prohibited in landfills and not collected by Waste Management. Find locations that will accept these automotive items.

  2. Household Batteries

    Residents can recycle household alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Learn about the requirements and locations that will accept household batteries.

  3. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)

    Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) can reduce electric usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Find locations that will accept certain CFLs for recycling.

  4. Electronics

    Electronic items are prohibited in the landfill and not collected by WM. Find locations that will accept various electronics.

  5. Household Hazardous Chemicals

    Household chemicals contain hazardous ingredients that require safe disposal. Learn about the acceptable/unacceptable items and locations that will accept household chemicals.

  6. Prescription Drug & Sharps Disposal

    Prescription drugs and sharps can be safety disposed. Learn about the requirements and locations that will accept prescription drugs and sharps.

  7. Rain Barrels

    Rain barrels are containers that collect and store rainwater from rooftops via downspout that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Because it does not contain minerals, chlorine, fluoride or other chemicals, the stored rainwater in barrels provides a supply of water that is ideal for gardens, potted plants/flowers, lawns, and even bicycle and car washing. Rain barrels reduce storm water pollution and conserve water. The Village’s participation with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to provide free rain barrels to residents has concluded. As of January 1, 2017, MWRD is returning to their previous program of selling rain barrels to residents as a cost. Interested residents may contact MWRD directly at 312.751.6633 or visit