- CFL bulbs
- Ink cartridges of all kinds
- Old cell phones
- Old eyeglasses and hearing aids
- Old, worn, or damaged American Flags
- Plastic tape dispensers
- Pop tops

Personal Care & 'Beauty Brigade'
Accepted Waste:

lipstick cases; mascara tubes; eyeshadow & eyeliner cases, tubes, & pencils; shampoo, conditioner, & body wash containers; bronzer cases; foundation packaging; soap & lotion dispensers/tubes; powder cases; chap stick tubes; lip liner pencils; face lotion jars; hair paste jars & hair gel tubes; shaving cream tubes (no cans)
"Kill A Watt" Electricity Usage Meters

Now Available for Checkout!

Circulates 7 days with no renewals

$5 per day if overdue
Electricity bill are rising. Now you can cut down on costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect these appliances to the Kill A Watt®, and it will assess how efficient they really are. Large LCD display will count consumption by the Killowatt-hour, same as your local utility. You can calculate your electrical expenses by the day, week, month, even an entire year. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring Voltage, Line Frequency, and Power Factor. Now you´ll know if it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving you money. With the amazing Kill A Watt® you´ll know "Watts" killing you.
Recycle O Rama

Cell phones (all models); inkjet cartridges; Laptop computers and notebooks; Ipads and tablets; Ipods and MP3 players; Digital cameras and lenses; handheld game systems; Game consoles (Xbox, Wii, and PS3); GPS and Radar Detectors; Ebook Readers; TI Graphing Calculators; American Flags; pop tops; glasses, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries (Lions Club)
Personal Care and Beauty products containers:

lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, shampoo and conditioner bottles, soap dispensers, lotion bottles, eye shadow tubes and other related products jars, tubes and bottles (no cans please!)
Receive a Riverside Afghan notecard for every donation.  If you donate more than 5 items, you will receive a Riverside Library pen too!

All proceeds from this recycling fundraiser will benefit the Riverside Friends of the Library.
NEW:  Empty Scotch Tape plastic dispensers and tape circles
During the Summer, the Library will have their recycling bins at the Farmers' Market near our Friends/Staff Booth.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recommends disposing of alkaline batteries with regular household trash. Alkaline batteries contain no hazardous waste and little recyclable materials. Previous environmental hazards associated with alkaline batteries were due to their mercury content. The Federal Battery Management Act of 1996 phased-out the use of mercury in alkaline batteries and today, few, if any, alkaline batteries contain mercury.