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, and polystyrene (Styrofoam). These 'hard to recycle' items actually are recyclable but can’t go in your curbside bin, so we bring recyclers that take them to Park Forest!
- Paper shredding is no longer part of RecycleFest. Due to popularity, paper shred events will be their own event.
- RecycleFest is no longer collecting plastic bags. You can recycle plastic bags by taking them to stores such as Jewel, Kohls, Meijer, and Target.
Who takes your recycling at RecycleFest?
- Electronics and TV’s: AM Greentek 3241 East End Ave, South Chicago Heights 708- 252-2054
- Housewares, Clothing, Shoes, and Sporting Goods: The Jones Center 220 E 15th St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 708-757-5395
- Bikes: Working Bikes 2434 S Western Ave, Chicago 773-847-5440
- Eyeglasses: Lions Club
- Prescription Drugs (no liquids, syringes, or loose medication): Park Forest Police 200 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest 708-748-4700
- Trophies: Trophies and Awards Plus 3344 Chicago Road, Steger, call 708-754-7127
- American Flags: American Legion 1631 Western Avenue, Chicago Heights, call 708-481-3055
- Styrofoam: Dart 7575 Kostner Avenue, Chicago
- Oral Care Products: The Center of Dental Excellence 19615 Governors Hwy. Flossmoor, call 708-798-1234
Keep an eye on the Sustainability Calendar for the date of this year’s Recyclefest.