glass recycling

One of the easiest things we can all do to improve our environment is to recycle wastes whenever possible. Recycling saves natural resources and energy and reduces the need for landfills or incinerators. It can also increase local jobs by collecting processing and manufacturing new products out of discarded materials.

The Illinois EPA does not directly permit recycling centers. These are the places where you may take your glass bottles, aluminum cans, newspapers and other household recyclables. Sometimes you may even be paid for delivering these materials. Many private businesses and some local governments operate recycling centers. How do you find them? Here are some tips:

More Recycling Information


  • It's not recycling until you buy a recycled product!
  • Look for information on a product's labeling that indicates that it or its packaging is made from recycled materials.
  • Encourage your company, local government, school, church and everyone else to buy products with a high recycled content.