DeKalb County Pilots New Recyling Site


DeKalb County Pilots NEW Recycling Site
The DeKalb County Health Department will be piloting a new DeKalb County recycling site located in the parking lot of the Health Department near the DeKalb County Community Outreach Building. This new location is a piloted site to measure how many items the area receives and that the site remains contamination free. This requires residents to ensure the correct items are in the bins. The acceptable recycled items do not need to be sorted at this site as it is a single stream recycling bin. For a list of acceptable items, please view the images at the end of the news release.

Greg Maurice, Director of Health Protection, “hopes that this site will give residents that live in apartments and townhomes the opportunity to recycle at a location that is closer than the current rural recycling programs in Genoa or Somonauk.”With this site, there are now three recycling locations throughout DeKalb County:

DeKalb Location
2550 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb, IL. 60115
Located in the parking lot between Health Department and Community Outreach Building
Bin accessible year-round 24/7

Genoa Location
220 E. Railroad Ave. Genoa, IL. 60135
Across from ComEd
Bin accessible year-round 24/7

Somonauk Location
2990 Council Rd. Somonauk, IL. 60552
Located at the Southeast Corner of Pine and Council Roads
Bin accessible Saturdays from 8am-12pm

If you have questions, please contact James Carlin, Solid Waste Associate, at 815-748-2408 or email