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RECYCLING CFL BULBS, BATTERIES & HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP
November 21, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Light Bulbs, Recycling

 

 

 

 

Check out the recycling of Holiday Lights and Extension Cords in Elk Grove Village!

Where:  Community Development Counter, Elk Grove Village Hall, 901 Wellington Avenue.

When:  During open hours, 8:30 to 5:00 until March 31, 2019

What:  Extension cords and holiday light strings.  All clips, attachments, garland, greens, etc. must be removed.

Who:  This dropoff recycling is available to residents of SWANCC communities, Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates.  Items from businesses are not accepted.

For additional information, please contact the Elk Grove Village Environmental Health Division at 847-357-4240.

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Where:  Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road

When:  December 1 – February 8, 2019; During village hall hours

What:   Extension cords and holiday light strings.  All clips, attachments, garland, greens, etc. must be removed.

Who:  This dropoff recycling is available to residents of SWANCC communities, Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates.  Items from businesses are not accepted.

For more information, call Public Works at 847-490-6800

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Where:  Schaumburg Public Works, 714 S. Plum Grove Road

When:  Year round, 8-4 business hours

What:  Christmas light strands and extension cords

Who:  This dropoff recycling is available to Schaumburg residents.

For more information, call Public Works at 847-882-3586

 

 

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HOLIDAY LIGHT RECYCLING FOR SWANCC RESIDENTS ONLY!
November 21, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Light Bulbs, Local Drop-off Sites

If you live in Hoffman Estates or Elk Grove Village and you have holiday lights that have seen better days or simply aren’t working, here’s a good, green way to get rid of them.

Elk Grove Village residents may drop lights off at:
Elk Grove Village Community Development Counter
901 Wellington Avenue
Elk Grove Village
November 2, 2018 to March 31, 2019
(847) 357-4220

Hoffman Estates residents may drop lights off at:
Village Hall Lobby
1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates
December 1, 2018 – February 8, 2019
Monday through Friday:  8:30 – 5:00
Saturday:  9:00-12:00
(847) 882-9100

Acceptable lights include:  mini-lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, etc.  All colors and lengths will be accepted. Garland, live greens, wreathes, or other non-recyclables are NOT accepted.  You must live in either one of the two communities listed.



HOLIDAY LIGHT RECYCLING…
November 19, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Light Bulbs, Local Drop-off Sites

The Village of Hanover Park, in cooperation with Elgin Recycling, Inc. has opened up their recycling to ANY residential household.   You are welcome to recycle your holiday lights and extension cords beginning November 1, 2018 and going through the end of March 2019.

Take them to the Public Works Garage at 2121 W. Lake Street for disposal. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This dropoff is for HOUSEHOLDS only.



THE WINTER FARMERS MARKET OF ELK GROVE VILLAGE
November 14, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets

 

 

 

 

The Elk Grove Winter Market is dedicated to bringing residents and visitors alike a wonderful Saturday market with a tempting variety of fresh indoor grown veggies, meats, eggs, pasta, breads, flavored nuts, sauces, dog treats, and much more.

Who:  The Winter Farmers Market of Elk Grove Village

Where:  Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village

When:  Saturdays 2018-2019:  Dec 1 & 15; Jan 5 & 19; Feb 2 & 16; Mar 2 & 16; Apr 6 & 27  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

What:  Fresh meat and eggs, pasta, salsa, and peanuts to name a few items along with an artisanal baker.

For more info, please call:  (630) 878-7627



NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY
October 4, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Pharmaceuticals

Now is the time to consider recycling your prescription and over the counter medication.  The Schaumburg Police Departments is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a drug disposal event:

Saturday, October 27
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ONLY

 

Schaumburg Police Department
1000 Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 

(The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Drugs for disposal do not need to be marked or in original packaging.

*In addition to the annual take-back program, prescription drugs can be dropped off throughout the year at the collection bin inside the Schaumburg Police Department.



ELECTRONICS DROP-OFF/DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
October 2, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Shredding event

Both SWANCC communities in Schaumburg Township–Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates–will be able to take part in the upcoming electronics drop-off/documentshredding event in Rolling Meadows.  Residents from these two communities only may participate.

 

 

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018 9 am – Noon
Public Works Facility
3900 Berdnick Street, Rolling Meadows

IDs will be checked.

Acceptable electronics items for recycling can be found here.

Typical documents that can be shredded include medical records, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms, etc. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders should be removed. Residents will be limited to six banker-sized boxes of documents.

Visit www.swancc.org for more information.



HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING AVAILABLE
September 17, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Hazardous Wastes, Recycling

If you have been saving your pesticides, oil-based paint, garden chemicals or househould cleaners for the next Hazardous Waste Recyling Event, now is the time to collect your items.

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) is holding an event on Saturday, October 6 at the Mundelein Metra Train Station from 8:00 to 2:30.  The train station can be found at 205 N. Archer Avenue in Mundelein.

Items you can bring to the collection include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription and over-the counter medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints (no latex) and varnishes, as well as other household chemicals. For a more detailed list visit SWALCO’s HCW website www.swalco.org

Residents of Illinois are encouraged to contribute.  Unfortunately, small businesses are excluded at this time.