Northfield Township Tim Rueckert
ROAD DISTRICT Highway Commissioner


On Saturday, June 26th and October 23rd, from 9AM to 1PM, Northfield Township residents only can drop off accepted household chemical waste at 237 Melvin Drive in Northbrook. 

Since the majority of hazardous materials used in homes today can be either recycled, reused, or can be safely destroyed, the Northfield Township Road District's Highway Commissioner has entered into an agreement with Tradebe Environmental Services to create a limited Household Hazardous Waste Program for our homeowners in Northfield Township to safely dispose of their unwanted household cleaning and maintenance products.

Our Household Hazardous Waste program is a way in which we can offer homeowners of Northfield Township an alternative to disposal of certain chemicals in a landfill. The Road District has made it simple. With the recent COVID-19 crisis and for the safety of staff and attendees, the following protocols have been developed and put in place:

- Residents please be ready to clearly show your Identification indicating you reside within Northfield Township. This service is only for Northfield Township Residents, all others will be turned away.

- Residents and staff members will follow the guidelines determined by the Phase in the “Re-open Illinois” under the Governors order. I.E. Phase 3, Phase 4 or Phase 5.

- During your visit at the Road District recycling center, all efforts will be made by staff and residents to be contactless.

- Residents will be responsible for removing items from their vehicles. 

- At the direction of Staff members all items will be place on Road District wagons. They will be sprayed with disinfectant and brought into the facility to be processed.

 We will be checking identification to ensure Northfield Township residency

 The following items will be accepted: antifreeze, cleaning products that are consumer commodities only, charcoal lighter fluid, driveway sealer (limit of 2 five gallon buckets), drain cleaners, paint thinners and gasoline in approved/original containers only, insecticides and herbicides.

The waste is then sorted and prepared for shipment, ensuring all DOT and EPA regulations are met. The material is then transported to the Tradebe Environmental Services facility for proper disposal/recycling.

For further information go to and click on the Recycling icon or call the Road District at 847-724-7055.

Be Responsible and Recycle