Cell Phones:
Wireless providers accept these to donate to victims of domestic abuse. They will clear the memory.
Electronic equipment: computers, monitors, faxes, VCRs, DVD players, radios, etc.
Goodwill Industries (Clear hard drive) – will also accept household items & clothing:
Freeport, IL
2030 W. Galena Ave.
(815) 232-7642
Dubuque, IA
2121 Holliday Dr.
(563) 557-3158
Platteville, WI
2001 Progressive Pkwy.
(608) 348-5490
Best Buy
801 Wacker Dr., Dubuque, IA
(563) 557-5850
Old Computers (they will clear your hard drive), Monitors, Printers, Radios, tube TVs less than 32” and flat
panel less than 60 inches.
Dubuque Metro Landfill 14501 Hwy. 20 West, Dubuque IA
(563) 589-1720
Call ahead for appointment. – Charge for anything with a screen: $5 up to 25”; $10 for
27”+; $15 for console or projection TVs. Other electronics are no charge. Recommend clearing hard drive.
T&T Iron & Metals
5158 Barge Terminal Rd., East Dubuque
(815) 747-2334
Computers with monitors (no monitors alone), Printers, Faxes, VCRs, Cell phones & batteries, Video games,
Radios. Recommend clearing hard drive. Can pick up for a service fee.
Drop off at the Galena Police Dept., 312 N. Main St., lower level of city hall, at the door on the parking lot
side of the building. Accepted electronic items:
Cable Boxes
Cash Registers
Computer Parts
Computers, CPUs & Monitors
DVD Player / Stereos / VCRs
Mice / Keyboards
MP3 / IPods, etc.
Networking Equipment
PDA / Cell Phones
Printer / Fax / Scanner Combos
Satellite Dishes
UPS Batteries
Video Game Consoles
Household Electronics:
Bread Makers
Coffee Makers
Electric Knives
Food Sealing Equipment
Hair Cutters
Hair Dryers
Holiday Lights
Metal Tools
Remote Controls
Shaving Equipment
Toaster Ovens
Vacuums, Metal
Not Accepted:
Curling Irons, TVs
Not Accepted: Household Batteries - accepted in a separate collection container in Police Dept. and City
Hall. Also not accepted: “White Goods” (Refrigerators, Dish Washers, Stoves, etc.) - Call Montgomery
Trucking for curbside, fee-based collection - (815) 777-0672.
Household Items and Furniture:
Wendy Holman (affiliated with Salvation Army)
(815) 777-1810
Will pick up large items.
The Workshop
9380 US 20 West, Galena
(815) 777-2211
Drop off Thursday & Friday: 12-4 and Saturday: 10-2; Call for pick up of large items.
Choices Domestic Violence Program
(815) 777-3681
The name and phone of potential recipient is provided. Donor makes arrangements directly.
Sonshine Center
1012 E. Schapville Rd., Elizabeth, IL
(815) 845-2290
Drop off during store hours: Wednesdays and the last Saturday of the month.
Medications (prescriptions and over-the-counter [OTC]), vitamins & supplements:
The following may not be accepted: Controlled substances, inhalers, OTC ointments, lotions & liquids,
sharp items, liquids greater than 4 oz., thermometers, or medical equipment and devices. Prescriptions
should be in the original container, but labels can be removed.
City Hall, Galena: Med Return Drug Collection Unit outside of the Police Department,
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hartig Drug
11002 Bartell Blvd., Galena
(815) 777-2700
Hartig Drug / Hy-Vee Pharmacies in Dubuque, IA
Galena Territory Association Events - 2012
Saturday, May 5:
Saturday, October 13:
Vulture Day (Roadside Clean-Up) and Lake Clean-up
Vulture Day, Lake Clean-up and Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Open to all residents of Jo Daviess County
The Galena Territory’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection is held in October from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. at the Marina parking lot area off Territory Drive.
Household Hazardous Waste: products used around the home that contain ingredients which may harm
people and the environment when stored or disposed of improperly, are usually labeled “caution” or
“warning.” Include, but not limited to:
Cleaners: floor and furniture polish, oven cleaner, drain opener, disinfectants, rug cleaners.
Home Improvement: oil-based paint, stain, thinner, stripper, varnish, caulk, adhesives.
Pesticides / Herbicides: garden chemicals, insect repellant, mouse / rat poison, pet spray, mothballs.
Automotive: gasoline, wiper fluid, car wax, cleaners, solvents, brake fluid, body putty.
Other: pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, artist paints, and household batteries.
NOT accepted: latex paint, lead-acid batteries, antifreeze; waste from schools or businesses; large businessor farm-scale items.
For more information, contact Emily Lubcke at or (815) 777-2000.
A permanent household hazardous waste collection site is available at 3333 Kishwaukee Street located
more or less at the intersection Kishwaukee & Sandy Hollow Road in Rockford. Open Saturday 8:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday Noon to 4:00 p.m. (except for major holiday weekends). They are pretty cooperative
about taking any household material needing special disposal. It is currently run by Clean Harbors through
the Rock River Reclamation District. They may be able to take larger volumes of chemicals and such from
businesses or farms. For more information, call (815)-987-5570.
CFL (compact fluorescent light bulbs) Collection bucket available at The Galena Territory Association.
For a list of Jo Carroll Energy collection locations, contact Heidi Weber (800)-858-5522; in Dubuque:
Lowe’s (563) 588-8008 and Menard’s (563) 556-5222.
Recycling Centers
Montgomery Trucking
929 Fulton, Galena IL
(815) 777-0672
Freeport Recycling Center 657 N. Van Buren Avenue
(815) 232-2906
Groeling Salvage Inc.
217 E. Douglas
(815) 232-2525
Organic Waste: Contact Angela Devere at Devlor Renewal
(815) 281-1392.
Located at the old Savanna Army Depot, Building 1100 off McIntyre Road, Devlor Renewal accepts
cardboard rolls, coffee grounds and filters, eggshells, fireplace ashes, grass clippings and sawdust. They do
NOT take black walnut tree leaves or twigs, dairy products or pet waste.
Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the information contained herein is accurate, portions may be incorrect or
not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information contained herein does so at his or her own risk.