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, polystyrene (styrofoam), and #6 plastic, plastic film, and plastic bags (which aren’t recyclable in your regular pickup!). These ’hard to recycle’ item actually are recyclable but can’t go in your curbside bin, so we bring recyclers that take them to Park Forest! We also offer paper shredding services and shredded paper recycling, which is NOT recyclable in your regular curbside pickup. 

Who takes your recycling at Recyclefest?

  • Electronics and TV’s: AM Greentek 3241 East End Ave, South Chicago Heights (708) 252-2054
  • Shredding:  Proshred 7700 Graphics Dr, Tinley Park  708-263-4292
  • Clothing and Shoes:  Goodwill
  • Bikes:  Working Bikes  2434 S Western Ave, Chicago (773) 847-5440 
  • Eyeglasses:  Lions Club
  • Books:  Free Book Store  343 Main Street/ SD163 and Village of Park Forest
  • Prescription Drugs:  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
  • #6 plastic/Styrofoam:   Dart  7575 Kostner Avenue,  Chicago
  • Plastic Bags/Wrap:   Target, Kolhs, Jewel

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

See images and information from past Recyclefests below.

Recyclefest Flyer
Recyclefest Infographic