Going Green

What can you do to save your planet?


Where to bring Hazardous Waste?

-Aerosol Cans, Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Transmission Fluid, Heating Oil, Oil-based Paint, Smoke Detectors, Thermostats, Thermometers, and Household Batteries can be delivered to the Hazardous Waste sites listed on the South Suburban Mayors and Managers’ web site:

-Flourescent Bulbs can be put into plastic bags and taken to Ace Hardware or Home Depot.

-Car Batteries, contact Interstate Batteries.
– Computers, contact Give A Computer, Inc.
-Motor Oil can be taken to Jiffy Lube, Oil & Go, Pep Boys, or Oil Express.
-Propane Tanks, contact Ace Hardware


Don’t create waste in the first place and encourage your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.

Tips for Precycling:

-Use Canvas shopping bags
-Buy loose fruits and vegetables
-Buy recyclable milk and jiuce containers, not cartons
-Rather than buying books, videos and CDs, borrow from your library
-Buy scoops of ice cream in a cone, not a cup
-Shop thrift stores
-Buy rechargeable batteries
-Compost lawn and kitchen waste
-Buy cleaning products in bulk
-Use refillable razors instead of disposables
-Buy juice concentrate instead of juice boxes
-Use cloth napkins and dish towels
-Take hangers back to the cleaners
-Carry a plastic food container to restaurants to use as your own “doggie bag”
-When buying clothes, ask the clerk not to wrap in tissue
-Remove your name from unsolicited mailing lists
-Buy refurbished printer and toner cartridges
-use email and other electronic files