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FALL RECYCLING EVENT IN SCHAUMBURG
August 22, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Paint, Shredding event

Paint cansThe Village of Schaumburg is hosting a Fall Recycling Event that will include electronics and paint recycling as well as document shredding!

When:  Saturday, Oct. 22 2016. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Where:  The west parking lot of Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg.

Who:  Schaumburg residents only (participants will be asked to show ID)

What:  Shredding event.  The limit is up to two banker boxes of documents per household.  DocuShred will have a shredder on site and residents can witness their documents entering the shredder.  This will be available until the truck reaches capacity.

What:  Paint Recycling: Epaint Recycling Solutions will give residents the opportunity to dispose of those old paint cans that are taking up valuable shelf space. Good News! Epaint Recycling is now excepting Oil Based and Latex Paints for recycling. Charges apply as follows:

Latex Paint:

quart = $1.00/can

gallon cans = $2.00/pail

5 gallon pail = $9.00/pail

Oil Based Paint/Stains:

quart = $4.00/can

gallon cans = $8.00/pail

5 gallon pail = $20.00/pail

CASH ONLY to be paid to Epaint Recycling Solutions.

What:  Electronics Recycling:  

Elgin Recycling will provide electronics recycling to include computers, small appliances, electronic toys, copper wire and more… Click here for a list. Televisions and monitors will incur a charge as follows:

$25 per each TV/monitor up to 21” (not including LCD monitors)

$35 per each TV/monitor 22” and above (not including LCD monitors)

$55 per each wood console/rear projection TV

$5 per each LCD monitor

$5 additional charge for any of the above with a cracked or broken screen

Both cash and major credit cards will be accepted.

Cash or Credit to be paid to Elgin Recycling at the event.

Not Accepted:

Hazardous waste, oil, antifreeze, clothes, fire extinguishers, large appliances, and anything that is not listed above.

For more information, dial 311 within the Village of Schaumburg or contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at (847) 882-3586.



UNWANTED MEDICATION DROP OFF
August 16, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Pharmaceuticals

MedicationWhat:  Hanover Park residents can now properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications, medicated ointments and shampoos, liquid medicines in original non-leaking containers, prescription and over-the-counter inhalers, and glass thermometers containing mercury.

  • Pills and liquid medication bottles should be placed in zipper top plastic bags.
  • Medications may be disposed of in their original containers, but personal prescription information should be removed from containers.
  • Labels on medications are not required.
  • The RxBox Program does not accept sharps.When:  24 hours a days, seven days a week.

    Where:  The RxBox, is located in the Hanover Park Police Department’s front lobby at 2011 W. Lake Street in Hanover Park.

    Who:  Medications may only be brought in by residents.

    Please take advantage of this wonderful service!



ELECTRONIC RECYCLING AT ABT
July 28, 2016, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling

Electronics RecyclingIf you miss some of the electronic recycling events in Schaumburg Township, it is always possible to turn to ABT in Glenview.  They have a very active recycling program and accept a wide variety of items.

Who:  ABT (a large electronic and appliance store).  Open to the public.

Where:  1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview

When:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 1pm to 7pm.   Closed: Wednesday and Sunday

Simply bring items to the merchandise pickup area of the store and they’ll take them from you there. Small appliances and electronic devices are recycled completely free of charge. However, the following fees apply to recycling TVs:

  • Tube TVs 27 Inches and Smaller: $25
  • Tube TVs 32 Inches and Larger: $50
  • Flat Panel TVs 32 Inches and Smaller: $20
  • Flat Panel TV 33 Inches and Larger: $35
  • Projection TVs: $75

Large quantities of computers or other electronics will also be accepted, at a cost of $0.40 per pound.

They also take in wood pallets, cardboard, paper, batteries, plastic (industrial wrap only), Styrofoam (white only).  We do not accept glass, light bulbs including Christmas lights, cd/dvd/vhs tapes, and white Styrofoam peanuts.

For more information, see their Green Program here:  http://www.abt.com/help/green-program

 



ELECTRONICS RECYCLING, SHREDDING AND DONATION EVENT
July 21, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling, Shredding event

Shredding eventWhat:  Free Schaumburg Township Electronics Recycling, Shredding and Donation Event.

Who:   Schaumburg Township residents only.  Proof of residency is required.  No businesses please.

When:  Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 A.M. — 12:00 Noon

Where:  Schaumburg Township Parking Lot, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates

Items accepted are:  computer/IT equipment, cell phones, batteries, small appliances, home and office electronics.  CRT monitors and tube TVs will NOT be accepted for free.  There is a $35-50 disposal charge for tube TVs and a $10 charge for CRT monitors.  Payment is made by cash or check only.

Paper shredding is limited to 4 letter/legal size banker boxes or bags no larger than 1 cubic feet or 15″ x 12″ x 10″.  All items other than paper clips, staples and rubber bands need to be removed.

Savers Donation drive will accept various household goods at this event. Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories such as purses, belts, etc., toys, games, sports equipment, electrical items, jewelery, books, CDs and DVDs, and more will be accepted. Remember to grab a receipt from staff if you donate your household goods. Savers will give a donation to the Township food pantry for every pound of goods collected.

For more information, please visit schaumburgtownship.org or call 847-884-0030 x3016.

 



ELECTRONICS DROP-OFF/DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
June 30, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Shredding event

electronics recyclingBoth SWANCC communities in Schaumburg Township–Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates–will be able to take part in the upcoming Electronics Drop-off/Document Shredding Event in Hoffman Estates.  Residents from these two communities only may participate.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 9 am – Noon, 2305 Pembroke Avenue, Hoffman Estates IL.  Please bring an ID or utility bill to verify your address.

Acceptable electronics items: 

  • Answering Machines
  • Cable Receivers
  • Calculators
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Cables
  • Computer Monitors
  • Computers
    (Desktops, Notebooks, Tablets)
  • Converter Boxes
  • Copy Machines
  • Fax Machines
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Microwaves
  • MP3 Players
  • PDAs
  • Postage Machines
  • Power Tools or Cords
  • Printers (Multi-function Printers)
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.)
  • Stereo Equipment (no wood)
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (Tube and Flat Screen)
  • Typewriters
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Video Recorders/Players
  • Zip Drives

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 two banker-sized boxes of documents.

Visit www.swancc.org for more information.



DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
June 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventWHAT:  Berkshire Hathaway–Starck Realtors Shredding Event.  5 document box limit.

WHO:  Area residents welcome.  No businesses please.

WHEN:  June 25, 2016.  10:00 – 1:00

WHERE:  Berkshire Hathaway–Starck Realtors, 2540 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

 

 

 



HANOVER TOWNSHIP RECYCLING EXTRAVAGANZA
June 17, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event

When:  Saturday, August 6, 2016 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Where:  Hanover Township, 250 S. Rte. 59, Bartlett, IL
Who:  Hanover Township.  For more information, please call 847-888-8329.
For:  Hanover Township Residents Only–No Businesses please.

 

 

Items accepted are:

  • Televisions (all types, all sizes, all ages)
  • Computers (CPUs, laptops, tablet PCs, computer batteries)
  • Monitors (all types, flat screen or glass tube)
  • Hard drives
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Small scale servers
  • Digital recorders
  • DVD players & VCRs
  • Video game consoles
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Speakers (removed from frame/case)
  • Portable digital music players
  • Phones

Items not accepted are:

  • Household appliances
  • Video & Audio Cassettes
  • Microwaves
  • Batteries (not contained in equipment)
  • Hazardous Waste  (Mercury-containing devices, thermostats, thermometers, smoke detectors, liquids & gases, fluorescent tubes, etc.)

 

This is a *residential event* only.




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