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' items 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.
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 Greentek3241 East End Ave, South Chicago Heights (708) 252-2054
Clothing and Shoes: Goodwill
Housewares: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: 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