Looking to finally get rid of that old TV stored in the basement? No need to haul it to a Dumpster – a much “greener” option will soon be available.

Within the next few weeks, Forest Park residents will be able to recycle unwanted electronics by dropping them off in a designated container at the Public Works building, 7343 W. 15th St.

Drop off times will follow regular business hours Monday through Friday. 

Items open for recycling include printers, fax machines, computers, monitors and televisions, to name a few.

The free service for residents also comes at no cost to the village. It is sponsored by the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency, which is part of the West Central Municipal Conference, a council of governments serving west suburban Cook County.

“Several communities offer it maybe once a year,” Tim Gillian, village administrator, said. “It’s another reason why Forest Park is ahead of the curve: it’s going to be daily here.”

Mayor Anthony Calderone called it an “exciting” program for the community to get involved in. 

More information, including the program’s start date and a list of acceptable items, will soon be posted on the village’s web site.

-Katie Drews