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Recycle, Reduce, Reuse-Additional Collection LocationsThe Kendall County Health Department publishes a 16-page booklet listing recycling locations and destinations where United City of Yorkville residents can bring recyclable items that are not allowed in landfills. For recycling information in the state of Illinois go to www.illinoisrecycles.org. Click here for a list of recycling Web sites. Also, it is important to use caution when disposing of Home Health Care products. To learn how you can dispose of these items and unused medications click here.
The United City of Yorkville, in addition to other locations, provide many opportunities to dispose of hazardous waste materials, electronics, Styrofoam products, and medications. Below is an updated list of locations that provide services to help you reduce, reuse and recycle.
Kendall County and Beyond
Waste Haulers Permitted in Kendall County
Allied Waste Services - 630.892.9294
BFI Waste Systems - 800.854.4380
Complete Sanitation LLC - 815.496.9000
Groot Industries - 800.344.5600
Heartland Disposal - 815.942.4690
Veolia FS - 630.762.8000
Waste Management - 800.747.2278
Kendall County White Goods Pick Up
Call your local waste hauler or Environmental Services at 1.800.480.4337 for information on pick up of the following appliances: Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, and water heaters. Some fees may apply. Please note that a Kendall County ordinance requires all waste haulers who collect refuse from residential dwellings are required to collect recyclables for the same refuse pick up fee.
No additional charges should be incurred.
Tire/Motor Oil Disposal and Recycling
Motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, and other automotive fluids should not be disposed of in a municipal solid waste landfill. In 1996 motor oil was banned from landfills. These materials can be saved in leak-proof containers and taken to the retailers listed below. Note: Please call to verity the type of fluids recycled and if any fees apply. The oil must be clean. The following fluids are not accepted: Mixtures, antifreeze and other fluids mixed with oil.
Wholesale Tire Company
Rt. 47, Yorkville
Accepts tires; fees apply and motor oil
FS Service Co.
Rt. 47, Yorkville
Accepts tires; fees apply
Lead Acid Batteries
Nickel cadmium batteries (phone batteries and other rechargeable types) may be dropped off at the Kendall County Health Department, 811 W. John Street in Yorkville between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Alkaline batteries are not accepted. Batteries are also accepted at the following location listed below.
9620 Rt. 34, Yorkville, IL
Nickel cadmium only
Disposal Tips for Home Health Care Products
You can help prevent injury, illness and pollution by following some simple steps when disposing of sharp objects and contaminated materials when administering health care in your home. Needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharp objects should be placed in a hard plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly secured lid. Many containers found in your home will do, or, you may purchase containers specifically designed for the disposal of medical waste sharps. Before discarding a container, be sure to reinforce the lid with heavy-duty tape. Do no put sharp objects in any container you plan to recycle or return to a store, and do not use glass or clear plastic containers. All containers should be kept away from children and pets.
It is also recommended that soiled bandages, disposable sheets, and medical gloves be placed in securely fastened plastic bags before they are placed in the garbage can with other trash.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promotes all recycling activities, and encourages individuals to discard medical waste sharps in sturdy, non-recyclable containers, when possible. Since the sharps impair a container's ability to be recycled, a container holding your medical waste sharps properly belongs with regular household trash. To protect workers and others from possible injury, please label your container "Not for Recycling." For additional information on how to dispose of home health care products, call the RCRA Hotline Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1.800.424.9346; for the hearing impaired, call TDD 1.800.553.7672.
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