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Collections of Special Household Products


Special Collections of Household Products: Paint, Electronics, CFLs, Medicines

For household products that cannot go into the curbside recycling program or in landfills, there are several ways to dispose of these materials through programs organized by SWANCC, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County.  Arlington Heights is a member community of this regional, intergovernmental agency. As a member, Arlington Heights residents are provided with  a variety of waste management services, programs, and resource materials that include collections for special materials that are not allowed as part of curbside recycling or should not go into the garbage due to toxicity or recoverability (reuse and recycling). 

The Village also offers special collections of household batteries, CFL bulbs and other items listed below. 

  • Health Services in the Village of Arlington Heights, 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., accepts household batteries (including rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D, & 9V), CFL bulbs, eye glasses, ink cartridges, mercury thermometers, and thermostats during regular business hours. Rechargeable and/or 9V batteries must have masking tape on contact points to reduce risk of fire. 847-368-5760.
  • The Senior Center, 1801 W. Central, accepts household batteries (including rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D, & 9V) and Sharps disposal during regular business hours. They also accept prescription and over the counter medications the first Thursday of each month from 11a.m.-1p.m.  847-253-5532 

Community Programs for Arlington Heights residents offered through SWANCC are listed below. For information on locations and drop-off details, call 847-724-9205 or visit  

  • Battery recycling
  • Compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) Recycling
  • Document Destruction Events
  • Electronics Recycling
  • Holiday Lights Recycling
  • Mercury Thermometer Disposal
  • Prescription Medications & Sharps Disposal
  • Residential Chemical Waste Disposal




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