Recycling Drop-Off Center
Public Works Service Center, 180 Fort Hill Drive

The City of Naperville's Recycling Drop-Off Center is located at the northwest corner of the Public Works Service Center property. Residents wishing to drop off items for recycling should enter from the one-way drive off of Fort Hill Drive. A map of the location is below.

Electronics are accepted for recycling on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., effective November 10, 2014.

The Recycling Drop-Off Center will be close on Wednesday, December 24 due to Christmas Eve.

Since 1971, the City of Naperville has provided its residents with a Recycling Drop-Off Center. This service is free and provided through the city's contract with Resource Management.

Residents may take materials to the city’s drop-off recycling center at 180 Fort Hill Dr., Naperville, IL (see map).  The drop-off center accepts materials on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please access the relocated recycling center from the one-way drive off of Fort Hill Drive.

Recycling Center Map  

No vehicle larger than a pick-up truck or van will be permitted to drop off materials; no box trucks.

If you have any questions regarding recyclable materials, please call Resource Management at (708) 952-1896 or Public Works at (630) 420-6095 weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Recyclable Items, Electronics, Scrap Metal and Holiday Light Recycling

The drop-off center also accepts recyclable metals. S&S Metal Recyclers placed a scrap metal container at the site for residents and businesses interested in recycling metals that are not accepted in their regular services. The service is free, and no money is paid to participants for any materials taken at the site. An attendant is on-site to help residents and to answer any questions.

Materials accepted at the drop-off center are divided into these categories:

Paper Products

  • Newspaper
  • Advertisements
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Phone Books
  • Books (notebooks, novels, hard or soft textbooks; residents are encouraged to donate items in good condition.) 
  • Office Paper
  • Post-It Notes™
  • Gift Wrap
  • Paper Bags
  • Chipboard Boxes Such as Gift Boxes, Tissue Boxes, including Frozen Food Boxes and Cereal Boxes,
  • Corrugated Cardboard Boxes (flattened)
  • Shredded Paper (in clear plastic bags only)


  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Aluminum Cans, Foil, and Trays
  • Tin or Steel Cans, Including Empty Aerosol Cans and Paint Cans
  • Plastic Containers numbered #1 through #7 (except #6)
  • Plastic 6-Pack Rings
  • Milk Cartons and Drink Boxes

Scrap Metal

  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminum or Steel Scrap Pieces
  • Metal Drain Spouts
  • Metal Siding
  • Metal Fencing
  • Metal Pipes
  • Metal Fixtures
  • Metal Hangers


  • Electronics Recycling 
  • Note: No white goods such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers and dehumidifiers are accepted. These are part of our curbside collection program.

Holiday Lights Recycling

From November 24, 2014 through April 1, 2015, used holiday lights can be recycled at the Department of Public Works Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 180 Fort Hill Drive. Residents may discard lights that no longer needed at the drop-off center during its normal hours of operation on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  They may also be dropped off in the vestibule of the Public Works administrative offices during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the lunch room of the Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., during normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Accepted lights include:

  • Mini light (Italian lights)
  • C7
  • C9
  • Rope
  • LED
  • Extension cords

This program is a partnership of the City of Naperville and Elgin Recycling Inc.

Residents are reminded to use the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off facility for recycling oil-based and alkyd paints, pesticides, automotive fluids and other toxic household products.