Recycling: it’s the right thing to do!



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RECYCLING: IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!


Electronic Equipment: computers, monitors, faxes, VCRs, DVD players, radios, etc.

Goodwill Industries (Clear hard drive) – will also accept household items & clothing:

Freeport, IL 2030 W. Galena Ave. (815) 232-7642

Dubuque, IA 2121 Holliday Dr. (563) 557-3158

Platteville, WI 2001 Progressive Pkwy. (608) 348-5490


Best Buy 801 Wacker Dr., Dubuque, IA (563) 557-5850

Old Computers (they will clear your hard drive), Monitors, Printers, Radios, TVs up to 36”


Dubuque Metro Landfill 14501 Hwy. 20 West, Dubuque IA (563) 589-1720 www.dmaswa.org

Call ahead for appointment. They charge for anything with a screen: $5 up to 25”; $10 for 27”+; $15 for console or projection TVs. Other electronics are no charge. Recommend clearing hard drive.


T&T Iron & Metals 5158 Barge Terminal Rd., East Dubuque (815) 747-2334

Computers with monitors (no monitors alone), Printers, Faxes, VCRs, Cell phones & batteries, Video games, Radios. Recommend clearing hard drive. Can pick up for a service fee.


Galena Police Department 312 N. Main St., Galena

Drop off below City Hall, at the door on the parking lot side of the building. Accepted electronic items:



Blenders / Mixers

Bread Makers

Cable Boxes

Cameras


Cash Registers

Clocks


Coffee Makers

Computer Parts

Computers, CPUs & Monitors

Copiers


DVD Players / Stereos / VCRs

Electric Knives

Fans

Food Sealing Equipment



Fryers

Hair Cutters

Hair Dryers

Heaters


Holiday Lights

Clothes Irons

Laptops

Massagers



Mice / Keyboards

Microwaves

MP3 / iPods / etc.

Networking Equipment

PDA / Cell Phones / Telephones

Printers / Printer, Fax, Scanner Radios

Remote Controls

Combos


Satellite Dishes

Servers


Shaving Equipment

Toaster Ovens

Metal Tools

Typewriters

UPS Batteries

Metal Vacuums

Video Game Consoles


Not Accepted: Curling Irons, TVs, Household Batteries (accepted in a separate collection container in Police Dept. and City Hall), “White Goods” (Refrigerators, Dish Washers, Stoves, etc., Call Montgomery Trucking for curbside, fee-based collection - (815) 777-0672.)

Cell Phones:

Wireless Providers accept these to donate to victims of domestic abuse. They will clear the memory.
Household Items and Furniture: (also see Goodwill Industries, above)

Wendy Holman (affiliated with Salvation Army) (815) 777-1810

Will pick up large items


The Workshop 9380 US 20 West, Galena (815) 777-2211

Drop off Thursday & Friday: 12-4 and Saturday: 10-2; Call for pick up of large items


Choices Domestic Violence Program (815) 777-3681

The name and phone of potential recipient is provided. Donor makes arrangements directly.


Clothing: (also see Goodwill Industries, under Electronic Equipment)

Sonshine Center 1012 E. Schapville Rd., Elizabeth, IL (815) 845-2290

Drop off during store hours: Wednesdays and the last Saturday of the month.


Medications:

Galena Police Department 312 N. Main St., Galena

Monday-Friday, 8.00 a.m.- 4.30 p.m. Med Return Drug Collection Unit, front lobby of the Police Department.

The unit accepts: prescriptions, prescription patches, medications and ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, sample medications, and pet medications. Remove all personal information from prescriptions.

The unit does not accept: hydrogen peroxide, thermometers, inhalers, aerosol cans, over-the-counter ointments, lotions and liquids, and medications for businesses or clinics. 


Waste Disposal & Recycling Information

2014 GTA Events

Saturday, May 3: Vulture Day (Roadside Clean-up)

Saturday, October 11: Vulture Day & Household Hazardous Waste


GTA’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Marina parking lot, off Territory Drive. The collection is open to all Jo Daviess County residents for household waste only, not business or farm-scale items. For more information, contact Emily Lubcke at elubcke@thegalenaterritory.com or (815) 777-2000.


HHW consists of products used around the home that contain ingredients which may harm people and the environment when stored or disposed of improperly and are usually labeled “caution” or “warning.” Typical products accepted include, but are not limited to:

Cleaners: floor and furniture polish, oven cleaner, drain opener, disinfectants, rug cleaners.

Home Improvement: oil-based paint, stain, thinner, stripper, varnish, caulk, adhesives.

Pesticides / Herbicides: garden chemicals, insect repellant, mouse / rat poison, pet spray, mothballs.

Automotive: gasoline, wiper fluid, car wax, cleaners, solvents, brake fluid, body putty.

Other: pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, artist paints, and household batteries.

NOT accepted: latex paint, lead-acid batteries, antifreeze.
Permanent HHW Collection Site 3333 Kishwaukee St., Rockford (815)-987-5570

Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. & Sunday 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., except major holiday weekends. At the intersection of Kishwaukee & Sandy Hollow Road.  It is currently run by Clean Harbors through the Rock River Reclamation District.  They may be able to accept larger volumes from businesses or farms. 


CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs): Jo Carroll Energy will no longer be collecting CFLs in the 5-gallon buckets previously located in the Owners’ Club lobby. You may use the following outlets at no charge:

Lowe’s 4100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA

Menards Progressive Parkway, Platteville, WI

2755 Illinois 26, Freeport, IL

TrueValue 116 North Main St., Stockton, IL
Recycling Centers

Montgomery Trucking 929 Fulton, Galena (815) 777-0672


Freeport Recycling Center 657 N. Van Buren Avenue, Freeport (815) 232-2906
Groeling Salvage Inc. 217 E. Douglas, Freeport (815) 232-2525
Organic Waste, Devlor Renewal: Contact Angela Devere (815) 281-1392.

Located at the old Savanna Army Depot, Building 1100 off McIntyre Road, Devlor Renewal covers Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties. They accept cardboard rolls, coffee grounds and filters, eggshells, fireplace ashes, grass clippings and sawdust. They do not take black walnut tree leaves or twigs, dairy products or pet waste.





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