Elgin Recycling

Unacceptable Material

Due to the dangers involved with certain materials, we do not recycle the following:

  • Ammunition Shells
  • Materials containing asbestos
  • Magnesium
  • Oil Filled Materials
  • Mercury or materials containing mercury
  • Pressurized Tanks
  • Material containing refrigerant*
  • Radioactive Materials
  • PCB's 
  • Glass

*Elgin Recycling cannot accept any small appliance that contained refrigerant without qualifying proof of recovery verification. 

Refrigerant Verification Form (english)        Refrigerant Verification Form (spanish)

Please give us a call at 224-293-6590 if you have questions about acceptable metals.

Elgin Recycling - (847) 741-4100