Electronics recycling flyer

State Senator Ann Gillespie along with the Cook County Sheriff's Office and State Representative Mark Walker will be holding an electronics recycling, shredding, and drug take-back event on Saturday, July 15.

Residents can drop off select items from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full, at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

This event is free. For more information, call Senator Gillespie's office at 847-749-1880. View event flyer.

Prescription Drug Take-Back

The Cook County Sheriff's Prescription Drug Take-Back Program provides a free service for collecting unwanted medicine from Cook County residents.

  • Collection is anonymous
  • Pills only - unwanted/expired human and pet medications
  • Pills may be brought in prescription bottles, which will be shredded to destroy identity, or in unmarked plastic bags
  • Liquid medication and sharps will not be accepted

Electronics Recycling

The Sherrif's Recycling Program disposes of unwanted electronics to protect the environment and keep communities safe.

Electronic items accepted:

  • Cables - all types
  • Cellphones/telephone devices
  • Computers/laptops
  • Hardware/motherboards
  • Holiday lights
  • Monitors/calculators
  • Printers/fax machines
  • Game systems/stereos
  • Televisions - limit one per household
  • Toasters/blenders
  • Toner cartridges
  • UPS batteries/car batteries

Paper Recycling/Shredding

  • All unwanted paperwork accepted. Remove all paper clips, binder clips, and rubber bands.