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HANOVER PARK RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT
July 25, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event, Upcoming Events

Recyling EventHere’s your chance to participate in a one-stop dropoff of many of the recyclable items in your home!  The Village of Hanover Park and the Hanover Park Environmental Committee are sponsoring a major recycling event to be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Open to any resident of DuPage County and nearby towns.  No business waste.  

Pack up your car and take your items to the Hanover Park Metra Station at 1975 W. Lake Street in Hanover Park.  All items are either recycled or donated to charity.

Accepted items are:
–  Bicycles, crutches, walkers, canes and wheelchairs in working, usable condition
–  Personal documents for shredding.  3 boxes maximum.  No businesses.  Paper clips and staples okay.
–  Motor oil and antifreeze
–  Eye glasses, hearing aids and keys
–  Household batteries
–  Large lead acid batteries from cars, sump pumps, SLAs and boats
–  Cell phones and ink-jet cartridges
–  CFL bulbs and household batteries
–  Clean, usable clothing for children and adults
–  Scrap metal
–  Fire extinguishers

Unaccepted items are:  Household electronics, large appliances, air conditioners, water heaters, garbage disposals, propane tanks, compressed air tanks, smoke detectors, radioactive materials, ammunition, oil filters, smoke detectors, explosives, hazardous wastes, paint, chemicals, medical waste of any kind, controlled substances, business waste or regular garbage.

For further information and to volunteer, contact 630-550-5005.



DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
July 21, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

WHAT:  Schaumburg Community Bank Shredding Event

WHO:  Area residents welcome.  No businesses please.

WHEN:  July 29, 2017.  10:00 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:  Schaumburg Community Bank, 1180 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL  60173

HOW MUCH:  The limit is 3 paper bags or small document boxes of paper.  No plastic bags please

 



HOFFMAN ESTATES ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT
July 5, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling, Upcoming Events

Electronics RecyclingIt’s time to clean out your old electronics, small appliances, expired drugs and paper documents if you’re a resident of Hoffman Estates and Elk Grove Village.  The village and the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County [SWANCC] will be holding an electronics recycling and document shredding event for SWANCC residents only.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9-1 
Hoffman Estates Public Works building at 2305 Pembroke Ave.

There is no charge but proof of residence will be required.  Simply drive to the public works building and volunteers will empty your vehicle of accepted items.

The following items can be recycled:

  • Computers and computer equipment/components (e.g., monitors, hard drives, printers, scanners, keyboards, modems, cables, etc.)
  • Office equipment and products (e.g., telephones, cell phones, PDAs, fax machines, copy machines, shredders, typewriters, calculators, etc.)
  • Small home appliances and home improvement products (e.g., microwave ovens, coffee makers, dryers, power tools, blenders, humidifiers, etc.)
  • Home entertainment items (e.g., TVs, VHS and DVD players, stereo equipment, video game consoles, cameras, CDs and DVDs, software, etc.)

For the shredding, there is a limit of six banker boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please remove binders.



SHREDDING EVENT IN SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP
June 2, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventWhat:  A Community Shred Day
Who:  Residents and Businesses may bring up to 4 bags or boxes of unwanted and outdated documents
When:  Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9 a.m – 12 noon.
Where:  Schaumburg Township at 1 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL

This event is free and available to Schaumburg Township residents only.  No businesses please.  Residency proof will be required.

For more information, please visit our website at schaumburgtownship.org or call 847-884-0030, ext. 3016.



HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT IN SCHAUMBURG
May 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Hazardous Wastes

The Village of Schaumburg is holding a FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event!  It is sponsored by the Illinois EPA and Urban Street Group.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Motorola Solutions
1301 Algonquin Road  (east parking lot)
Schaumburg, IL

All Hazardous Waste collections are for residential waste only.  No business waste will be accepted.

Accepted items:
  • Aerosal paints/pesticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Cleaning Products
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fluorescent lamp bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Household batteries
  • Insecticides
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Medicines/Pharmaceuticals
  • Mercury
  • Motor Oil
  • Oil based paint only (no latex)
  • Paint thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Solvents
 All Hazardous Waste Events are FREE and for Illinois residents ONLY.
For additional information, dial 311 in Schaumburg or call 847-895-4500 at the village.


ELK GROVE VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET
May 18, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets

farmers-market-2Check out the farm-fresh products at the 10th Annual Elk Grove Village Farmers’ Market. The Market is open from June 3 to October 14, 2017 on every Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can find the Market at the Clock Tower on the municipal grounds at 1000 Wellington Avenue in Elk Grove Village.

The Elk Grove Farmer’s Market offers a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, breads, meats and baked goods. There will also be vendors featuring items such as salsas, flowers, nuts, honey, popcorn, doggie treats and more. New vendors with special or seasonal items will attend as the Market progresses.

If you have any questions please contact or email elkgrovefarmersmarket@yahoo.com  or www.facebook.com/elkgrovefarmersmarket.

 



THE BUZZ IN HANOVER PARK–A VISIT TO THE VILLAGE APIARY
May 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Bees

beehive

 

WHAT:  Apiary Open House

WHEN:  Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.

WHERE:  2500 Army Trail Road, Hanover Park, IL

Visit their beehives, learn about honey bees, and see how you can get started keeping honey bees in Hanover Park.  Beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions about this fun, fascinating, and increasingly important hobby.