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Contracted Services
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Garbage removal service and curbside recycling service for all single-family homes are contracted to Nuway/Tinley Park Disposal through the Village.
 
Contact Nuway/Tinley Park Disposal at (708) 532-8787 with questions or view the company's brochure by clicking here. Multi-family housing developments are privately contracted.

Note: Please do not put your garbage cans or recycling bins in the street. They interfere with the street sweeper, snow plows and regular traffic.

Drop-Off Recycling Center Closed
The Village has closed the recycling drop-off center located at the Public Works building, 7980 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park.

Curbside Recycling Schedule
Click on the appropriate day listed below to see the 2016 curbside recycling schedule for that day:

E-Waste Recycling
The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act banned all electronics from going into landfills, as these products contain hazardous material. This means that if you place electronic items with your garbage for pickup, they will not be collected by your refuse hauler. These items include: 
 
  • Computers (including tablets), monitors, printers and keyboards
  • TVs, VCRs, DVRs and digital video disc players
  • Computer mice, small-scale servers and scanners
  • Fax machines
  • Portable digital music players (iPods, MP3 players)
  • Digital converter boxes, cable receivers and satellite receivers
  • Game consoles (Playstation, Xbox, etc.)

In response to the growing need for electronics recycling, Homewood Disposal offers options for towns and individual customers to dispose of their unwanted e-waste safely and responsibly.There is a one-time pick-up charge of $25, which includes all e-waste collected (with the exception of TVs and monitors, which cost an additional $25). Click here for more information.

Additional Resources 
For more information on the e-waste law and a complete list of registered recyclers, collectors and refurbishers, click here to visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or call (217) 524-6713.

Safe Disposal of Unwanted Prescription Medicine
The Tinley Park Police Department, 7850 W. 183rd St., offers a prescription drug drop-off site. The drop-off container is located near the front door and is available 24 hours a day. The container is monitored via video surveillance cameras. 

Residents should either remove their personal information from the prescription container or place the pills in a Ziploc bag. Residents can mix any kinds of acceptable pills in one bag. Those who have a liquid prescription should remove their personal information and turn in the liquid in its original container in a Ziploc bag so it does not leak.

Accepted items include prescription patches, medications and ointments, as well as over-the-counter medications, vitamins and medications for pets. Prohibited items include hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, non-prescription ointments, lotions or liquids; thermometers, needles/sharps and medication from businesses or clinics.

For more information, call the Tinley Park Police Department at (708) 532-9111.

Recycling Centers
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If you’re a consumer (and we all are), then you’re bound to collect a little waste now and then. But where do you go when you have waste that either isn’t taken with the normal trash or is something you want to recycle?

Luckily, there are a plethora of local recycling centers that take all kinds of waste products, from batteries and cell phones to motor oil and medical waste.

Click here to access the "Green Guide Database" and find a recycling center near you. The database is comprehensive and includes (but is not limited to) information on recycling:

  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Books, paper and gift cards
  • Cell phones
  • Clothing, linens and shoes
  • Cooking oil and grease
  • Electronics
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Furniture
  • Medical waste and medicines
  • Metals and plastics
  • Motor oil
  • Hazardous waste
  • Packaging materials
  • Printer and toner cartridges
  • Styrofoam and polystyrene
  • Tires

Residents also can click here to see a list containing the names, addresses and phone numbers of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency e-waste collection facilities in Cook County.

Reducing Paper Waste
Residents can stop deliveries of the Yellow Pages phone directory or choose to receive only certain ones by visiting this website. The website also provides tips on how to properly recycle the directories.

Because phone directories are often discarded due to the ability to find phone numbers online or on smart phones, this adds to environmentally unfriendly paper waste.