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Hegewisch is more than just "blue bags" when it comes to recycling.

Several organizations work to help our community recycle old cans, papers, and especially no longer used clothes or household items.

This page is divided into two parts.

  1. Where to go for recycling waste products
  2. drop-offs for old clothes and household items for those in need

See also: Organizations

Recycling Waste Products


Paper Retriever:
St. Florian School
In the parking lot located
on Baltimore Avenue, between 131st and 132nd Street

What you can drop off:

  • Newspaper
  • magazines
  • shopping catalogs
  • office and school papers
  • mail

Papers should not be dropped off in plastic bags! Books cannot be recycled!

Paper collected through the company's well-known Paper Retriever® program is directed to processing centers where it is sorted into various grades and prepared for shipment. It is then routed to Paper Retriever's® de-inking facilities and mills where it is used to manufacture 100% recycled content newsprint. Paper Retriever® is a community-based program, with more than 11,200 collection points, including schools, churches and non-profit organizations. Abitibi Recycling pays these organizations for their paper recycling efforts.



Motor Oil

701 Torrence Avenue
Phone: (708) 862-0730
Days/Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 6pm
Distance: 2.7 mile(s)
Autozone will accept up to five gallons of oil at a time but it must be in non-dripping sealed containers, preferably the original container the oil came out of. It should be brought in during the day and not during the evening.

Hazardous Waste

See the Illinois EPA website for Household Hazardous Waste.

Drop-off for Clothes, etc.

St. Vincent DePaul Society
SVDP Drop-off Box
In St. Florian parking lot located
on Baltimore Avenue, between 131st and 132nd Street
Clothes should be clean and serviceable
Please bag up materials.