Recyclefest started in 2016 out of the need to increase the accessibility of electronics recycling within Park Forest. In the past the event has offered recycling, reuse, or non-landfill disposal of clothes, shoes, electronics, TVs, bicycles, eyeglasses, prescription medicine, American flags, and polystyrene (styrofoam). These 'hard to recycle' items actually are recyclable but can’t go in your curbside bin, so we bring recyclers that take them to Park Forest!

Please note:

  • Paper shredding is no longer part of RecycleFest. Due to popularity, paper shred events will be their own event. 
  • RecycleFest is no longer collecting plastic bags. You can recycle plastic bags by taking them to stores such as Jewel, Kohls, Meijer, and Target.

Who takes your recycling at RecycleFest?

  • Electronics and TV’s:  AM Greentek 3241 East End Ave, South Chicago Heights (708) 252-2054
  • Housewares, Clothing, Shoes, and Sporting Goods: The Jones Center 220 E 15th St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (708) 757-5395
  • Bikes:  Working Bikes  2434 S Western Ave, Chicago (773) 847-5440 
  • Eyeglasses:  Lions Club
  • Prescription Drugs (no liquids, syringes, or loose medication):  Park Forest Police  200 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest (708) 748-4700
  • Trophies:  Trophies and Awards Plus 3344 Chicago Road, Steger  #708-754-7127
  • American Flags:  American Legion 1631 Western Avenue, Chicago Heights   #708-481-3055
  • Styrofoam:  Dart  7575 Kostner Avenue,  Chicago

Keep an eye on the Sustainability Calendar for the date of this year’s Recyclefest.

RecycleFest 2021 Flyer

See images and information from past RecycleFests below: