Health Department News

Have the “Courage to Quit"

The Skokie Health Department offers a free, stop smoking clinic for those who live or work in Skokie. This clinic is held at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street.

Advance registration is required for the stop smoking clinic. For more information or to register for a future clinic, contact the Skokie Health Department at 847/933-8252.

Battery Recycling Available

The Skokie Health Department is providing a drop off site for the recycling of used batteries for area residents.  This program is being done in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and Interstate Batteries of Skokie.

The following batteries are eligible for recycling:

Household Alkaline Batteries – AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V.  No special preparation is needed for these batteries prior to bringing them for recycling.
Rechargeable Batteries – NiCad, NiMh, lithium ion, and lithium polymer.   All rechargeable batteries must have their contact points covered with masking tape or be placed in an individual self-locking plastic bag prior to bringing them for recycling to prevent contact with other batteries which can cause a fire hazard.

Batteries can be brought to the Skokie Health Department, 5127 Oakton Street for recycling any time Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

If you would like more information or have a question regarding this program, contact the Health Department at 847/933-8252.