Illinois residents are throwing items in their recycling bins that don’t belong.
Keep scrolling to see what to put in and what to keep out.
Always remember to keep recyclables loose and leave the plastic bags out!
The items listed below are considered contaminants and negatively impact the curbside recycling. Some of these materials are recyclable, just not in your curbside bin. Click on the image to see where they can be recycled or visit the DuPage County Online Recycling Guide for non-curbside items.