I need to dispose of paint, stain etc and small electrics: printer, scanner etc. Where can I drop them off in Highland Park? Thank you

Asked by janice.greenwood, Highland Park, IL Thu May 2, 2013

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LynnACrandon, Both Buyer And Seller, Highland Park, IL
Wed Jun 5, 2013
Cindy Beauvais had gread advice! I called Craftwood and they will recycle latex paint and varnish for $1 per quart, $2.50 per gallon and $5 for a 5 gallon can. Mutual Ace is more expensive and Home Depot does not accept paint.

If the paint is latex, you can add kitty litter, sawdust or shredded paper to absorb it, and then you can put it next to the trash can with the paint can lid removed.

To recycle it for free, SWALCO has two monthly drop offs for HCW - Household Chemical Waste.
For a list of what is and is not acceptable, and dates, see this link. This is the place to get rid of cleaning products, oil based paints and more - and do so without damaging the environment.


There is a very convenient Electronics Recycling program on Half Day Rd next to the Police Firearms Training Center in Highland Park for electronics and more. They take anything that has an electric cord or battery, car batteries, styrofoam, flourescent and CFL bulbs, computers, TV's, etc. The man there is very helpful and will take everything out of your car for you. It is open Tuesday and Friday mornings.
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They do not take car batteries. "Items NOT Accepted: Broken Glass, Large Household Appliances, Dehumidifiers, Electric Fixtures, Air Conditioners, Liquid or Chemical Waste, Car Batteries, Tires and Packaging Materials" More info: http://www.cityhpil.com/documents/16/Electronics%20Recycling%20Folding%20Brochure%20December%202013_201401031106054102.pdf
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John Walin, Agent, Libertyville, IL
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Ginny was right, SWALCO can give you local drop sites for old paints and varnishes.
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Cindy Beauva…, Agent, Deerfield, IL
Thu May 2, 2013
Hi Janice. Craftwood Lumber in Highland Park will dispose of and recycle your old cans of paint, for a small fee http://.www.craftwoodlumber.com. 847-831-2800. There is an electronic recycling center on Half Day Road in Highland Park. For more information call 847-432-0807. I hope this information is helpful.

Cindy Beauvais
Coldwell Banker Residential
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Ginny Burch, Agent, Lake, MI
Thu May 2, 2013
Janice, You could check the website, http://www.swalco.com. This is a recycling site for Lake County. They have lots of information about how to dispose of things as well as where. Good Luck!

Ginny Burch, SFR

E-mail: ginny.burch@hotmail.com

Office: 847-265-6000 ext. 131
Fax: 847-356-8298
Cell: 847-875-7569

RE/MAX Advisors
895 E. Grand Ave.
Lake Villa, IL 60046
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Great, thanks. I'm in the same position. I have a lot of material I don't think I can just take the dump. I'd rather make sure there's not a better option before I resort to that. And if any of my garbage is hazardous, I need to be even more careful. http://www.atlasenvironmental.net
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Thu May 2, 2013
If you've got a HABITAT for HUMANITY; they could probably use some of it!

I get angry when they tear out cabinets on the Fix-Up shows on TV; they could save them for HfH.
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