Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We are located at 2300 Carlson Drive in Northbrook, trucks entering and exiting the premises must use Janke Drive. Please see our map for directions.

Is there a charge for dumping construction waste?

Yes, all debris is weighed in at our scale and costs are determined by weight.  For large projects, please call for special pricing.

How do I get my waste to your facility?

We pick it up.  Our sister company, Active Disposal has full roll-off services with dumpsters ranging from 10 yards to 30 yards. Active Disposal Company will deliver a dumpster container to your site, pick it up and return your waste to our recycling center to process your construction and demolition debris and rubbish.

Do customers also have the option of delivering waste in their own vehicle to our facility?

Yes,  C&D Recycling is open to the public and can accommodate any size vehicle.

Do I need to make an appointment to drop off waste materials?

No,  we are open Monday – Friday 6:00- 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 7:00 am – 12:00 noon.

What are the unloading requirements?

You can’t open the tailgate or un-tarp your vehicle until you are located in the recycling plant unloading area.

The speed limit  on our property is 10 miles per hour and there is no queuing on the street.

Do you have any smoking or alcoholic beverages restrictions?

On our site, customers and drivers are not permitted to smoke or consume alcoholic beverages. Drivers under the influence of any  drug or alcohol will be prosecuted.

Will I need safety equipment when I come to your recycling center?

C&D Recycling requires that customers wear the following safety equipment while on our site: Hard Hat and a High Visibility Vest.

Will you accept waste from homeowners?

Yes, we accept all types of construction and demolition waste. Please see our list of what we will and will not accept.

If I only have a small amount of waste, how will you charge me?

Because our processing costs are based on weight, we have a one ton minimum. First, we will weigh your vehicle, once it’s unloaded, we will weigh your vehicle again and you pay based upon the one ton minimum.

What should we do if our recyclable material is commingled with trash?

We will accept mixed loads at no additional charge. Our dedicated staff sorts your debris and determines what is recyclable. Our goal is to  minimize the amount of debris that needs to be sent to the landfill.

Will you accept straight loads?

Yes,  the most common straight loads we receive are concrete, dirt, metal, and cardboard.