Reduce, reuse, recycle at the library. The library accepts paper, eyeglasses, cell phones and inkjet cartridges for recycling.
Recycle paper, newspaper, magazines and mail
Bring your unwanted paper, newspapers, magazines and mail to the Waukegan Public Library for recycling. The recycling containers are located in the rear parking lot of the library at the corner of Clayton Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue map and are accessible 24/7.
Every ton of paper that’s recovered for recycling saves: 6,953 gallons of water, 587 pounds of air pollution, 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space, 4077 kilowatt hours of energy and 17 trees! For more information on acceptable types of papers click here.
Donate your old cell phones/PDA’s and inkjet cartridges
Donate your old cell phones/PDA’s and inkjet cartridges to support the library while helping save the environment from toxic waste! Drop off your unwanted equipment at the Customer Service desk or at the Hinkston Park Branch.
Donate used eye glasses
The Waukegan Uptown Lions Club is collecting used eye glasses for the needy. Please see Customer Service personnel at the main library for drop box. Click here for more information.