Recyclefest started in 2016 out of the need to increase the accessibility of electronics recycling within Park Forest. In the past the event has offered recycling, reuse, or non-landfill disposal of clothes, shoes, electronics, TVs, bicycles, eyeglasses, prescription medicine, American flags, polystyrene (styrofoam), and #6 plastic, plastic film, and plastic bags (which aren’t recyclable in your regular pickup!). These ’hard to recycle’ item actually are recyclable but can’t go in your curbside bin, so we bring recyclers that take them to Park Forest! We also offer paper shredding services and shredded paper recycling, which is NOT recyclable in your regular curbside pickup.
Who takes your recycling at Recyclefest?
Electronics and TV’s: AM Greentek3241 East End Ave, South Chicago Heights (708) 252-2054
Shredding: Proshred 7700 Graphics Dr, Tinley Park 708-263-4292
Clothing and Shoes: Goodwill
Bikes: Working Bikes 2434 S Western Ave, Chicago (773) 847-5440
Eyeglasses: Lions Club
Books: Free Book Store 343 Main Street/ SD163 and Village of Park Forest
Prescription Drugs: Park Forest Police 200 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest(708) 748-4700
Trophies: Trophies and Awards Plus 3344 Chicago Road, Steger #708-754-7127
American Flags: American Legion 1631 Western Avenue, Chicago Heights #708-481-3055
#6 plastic/Styrofoam: Dart 7575 Kostner Avenue, Chicago