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DOCUMENT SHREDDING FOR SCHAUMBURG RESIDENTS
February 21, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventWHAT:  Document Shredding  (2 boxes maximum)

WHERE:  Engineering and Public Works Open House
714 S. Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg

WHEN:  Saturday, April 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. or until the truck is full

WHO:  Village of Schaumburg Residents only

PARTICULARS:  No cardboard, plastic bags, books or binders, cd’s/hard drives/metallic objects of any kind will be accepted. Staples and paper clips can be included with paper documents.

No business or institutional waste will be accepted.



SCHAUMBURG RECYCLING EVENT 2017
February 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event, Upcoming Events

It’s never too late to start getting ready for the village of Schaumburg’s big Recycling Event!

The Village of Schaumburg’s Environmental Committee, School District 54 and Schaumburg Township District Library are sponsoring a massive recycling/shredding event to be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 to 3:00 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg.

The Recycling portion of the event is open to the public.

Acceptable items  for recycling include:  televisions (charges apply), personal computers (PCs), laptops, monitors, keyboards, electronic mice, hard drives, CD ROM/Zip/Tape drives, modems, cords and cables (power, USB, etc.), VCRs, DVD players, CD players, radios, stereos, tape players, telephones, cell phones, cameras (film, magnetic tape, digital), palm organizers, gaming consoles,  joysticks/game controls, scanners/fax machines, pagers, paper shredders and answering machines, toner/ink cartridges, household/rechargeable batteries and small household appliances including microwaves.

Unacceptable  items  include:  Large appliances, air conditioners, water heaters, refrigerators, ovens, garbage disposals,  household hazardous waste, regular garbage, latex or oil-based paint, paint thinner and other hazardous wastes.

Document shredding is limited to two copy boxes per Village of Schaumburg resident only.

Miscellaneous Items:  rechargeable and automotive batteries only; modest amounts of motor oil and antifreeze;  holiday light strands, extension cords, phone wiring and coaxial cable; CFL light bulbs; eyeglasses; bicycles; fire extinguishers and American flags.

Clothing: Clothing, shoes, purses, belts, hats, back packs, towels, linens and more.

For full information about this event see the Village of Schaumburg’s website.
For more information call:  847-923-6644 or email mmetreger@ci.schaumburg.il.us.

The following vendors will be participating in the event.  We thank them for their service!

  • Interstate Battery
  • Elgin Recycling Inc.
  • Working Bikes Cooperative
  • Illinois Recovery Group
  • S.C.A.R.C.E
  • Republic Services/ARC Disposal
  • TGA Wireless Recycling
  • Lions Club
  • Ellsworth Meineke American Legion Post #1983
  • USA Again

Now’s the time to do some spring cleaning and do your green part by recycling those unwanted items!



FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING IN HOFFMAN ESTATES ENDING SOON
November 16, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Local Drop-off Sites

***The weekly Electronics Recycling dropoff in Hoffman Estates will end for the year on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon.***

To assist residents with collecting old electronics and to ensure environmentally safe recycling of these materials, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) developed an Electronics Recycling Drop-off Program to collect electronics on an ongoing basis at no cost to Hoffman Estates residents and other SWANCC Community residents.  Proof of residency will be required.

Village residents can drop off electronics each Monday at the Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates.  Your cooperation in adhering to the times and dates is much appreciated.

Visit www.swancc.org for a full list of acceptable items.



DUPAGE RIVER SWEEP
September 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Cleanup, Volunteering

DuPage RiverThe Conservation Foundation is conducting its 25th Annual River Sweep, a countrywide clean-up which encourages citizens to improve local waterways by removing debris and litter from a section of stream or pond.  The event is being held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

The Hanover Park Environmental Committee would like to lead a group of volunteers in cleaning a section of the West Branch of the DuPage River.  For more information or to sign up, contact the Environmental Committee Hotline at 630-823-5706.  Rain date is October 15.)

Photo taken by Tom Musch at https://tommusch.wordpress.com/

 



MARKET @ THE METRA IN HANOVER PARK
September 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Upcoming Events

garage saleLooking for that perfect treasure at a reasonable price?  You might just find it at Market @ the Metra in Hanover Park!

Hanover Park residents and neighbors will gather to sell their old treasures, handmade crafts, and new merchandise. We welcome all to swing by and bargain a good deal on quality items!

The event is free and will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Hanover Park Commuter Lot at the intersection of Church Street and Lake Street.  

*For Vendors:  This year we will also make it possible for food vendors to sell approved pre-packaged food items.  Interested vendors are to contact the Clerk’s Office for information on registration and fees at 630-823-5602.  Or, find the application here

Vendor registrations the day of the event will be accepted upon space availability, with the exception of pre-packaged food vendors, which will be required to submit their registration for approval a week prior to the event.  Set-up for all vendors the day of the event starts at 7:00 am and closes at 9:00 am. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  There will be no rain date scheduled for the event.  Fees are nonrefundable. Each space is 9 feet wide by 18 feet deep.*

 



IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR RAIN BARREL!
September 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Rain Barrels

Rain barrelThe Villages of Hanover Park and Hoffman Estates and The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago are teaming up to offer FREE rain barrels.

Orders will be accepted through mid-December, 2016.

For the Hanover Park form, click HERE.

For the Hoffman Estates form, click Here.

Rain barrels are large containers that capture rainwater at the end of a downspout and store the water for later use, for example in watering plants or washing cars. Using water from rain barrels lowers water bills, helps reduce flooding, and can have a dramatic impact on water quality in our rivers and streams.

The 55-gallon barrels are made from reused plastic and come equipped with a spigot, a screw off lid, a garden hose threaded overflow, and screen in the top to help keep out mosquitoes and debris.



HANOVER PARK RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT
September 8, 2016, 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 24, 2016 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.