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Village Now Offers Plastic Bag Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Post Date:07/24/2018 10:53 AM

The Village of Mount Prospect is partnering with Trex Company to offer its residents two locations for plastic bag collection drop-off - the Public Works Facility (1700 W. Central Road), and Village Hall (50 S. Emerson Street). When residents bring their unwanted plastic materials to Trex drop-off locations, not only are they helping to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills, they are also helping Trex create beautiful and environmentally responsible outdoor products. 


This recycling option is especially important since these materials ARE NOT ACCEPTED in the Village’s curbside recycling program. Plastic bags contaminate your recycling, and if placed in your recycling bin, the entire contents of the bin will be routed to the landfill rather than being recycled.

The following materials will accepted at both drop-off locations:trex_recycling500

  • newspaper sleeves
  • bread bags
  • product wrap
  • cereal liners
  • food storage bags 
  • ice bags
  • pellet bags
  • produce bags 
  • dry cleaning bags 
  • plastic grocery bags
  • case overwrap
  • air pillows used in packaging
  • salt bags

All material brought to the drop-off locations must be clean and dry.

Locations and Hours of Operation for Collection Sites:

Public Works Facility
1700 W. Central Rd
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
M-F 7:30am-5:00pm

Village Hall
50 S. Emerson St
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

For more information,  contact the Public Works Department at 847-870-5640.

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