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DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
April 27, 2017, 3:17 pm
Filed under: Shredding event

WHAT:  Baird & Warner Shredding Event

WHO:  Area residents welcome.  No businesses please.

WHEN:  May 6, 2017.  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Baird & Warner Schaumburg Office, 11 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL  60194

 



BIKE TO WORK WEEK!
April 23, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Biking

The League of American Bicyclists is sponsoring Bike To Work Week from 15-19, 2017.

In commemoration of National Bike To Work Day, you can meet at Meineke Park on Friday, May 19  for a bike ride to inspire you to continue biking as an option to driving.  The ride will kick off at the park at 220 E. Weathersfield Way at 9:30 a.m.

The ride will end at the Municipal Center at 101 Schaumburg Court off of Summit.

Event sponsor:  The Village of Schaumburg and Bicycle Connection.



FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING IN HOFFMAN ESTATES HAS BEGUN
April 3, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Local Drop-off Sites

***The weekly Electronics Recycling dropoff in Hoffman Estates is being held every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hoffman Estates Village Hall.***

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 villages such as Elk Grove Village.  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.

Electronics will only be accepted on Mondays.  Electronics from businesses, churches and schools will NOT be accepted.

The program begins on April 3, 2017 and lasts through November.

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



RECYCLING CFL BULBS, BATTERIES & HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN ELK GROVE VILLAGE
April 1, 2017, 8:37 pm
Filed under: Batteries, Light Bulbs, Recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the recycling of CFL bulbs, household alkaline & rechargeable batteries, and holiday lights in Elk Grove Village!

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

When:  During open hours, 8:30 to 5:00.

What:

  • CFL bulbs that are intact must be placed in a zip-lock bag.
  • Household alkaline batteries must be separated from rechargeable batteries in separate bags.  Tape the contact points of rechargeable batteries.  Do not include those leaking acid.  Car, marine or other liquid batteries are not accepted.
  • Holiday light strings are only accepted from November through March.  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.

 



DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
March 31, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventWHAT:  Berkshire Hathaway–Starck Realtors Shredding Event.  4 bag limit.  Bag size no larger than a 13 gallon bag.

WHO:  Area residents welcome.  No businesses please.

WHEN:  May 6, 2017.  9:00 – 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:  Berkshire Hathaway–Starck Realtors, 181 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale

There will be two lines–an express drop off line and a line for those who want to watch their documents being shredded.

 

 

 



ELK GROVE VILLAGE’S EARTH DAY RECYCLING EVENT
March 29, 2017, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Elk Grove Village, in partnership with Elk Grove High School is hosting its first Earth Day Recycling Event!

The event is scheduled for:  Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. at the Elk Grove High School Parking Lot, 500 W. Elk Grove Boulevard.

This recycling event is for items that cannot be disposed of through the village’s weekly curbside program.  Items collected will include:

 

  • Motor oil
  • Anti-freeze
  • Paint (Latex or Oil)
  • CFL Light Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Clothing
  • Bicycles
  • American Flags
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fire Extinguishers

This event is open to SWANNC member communities.  In Schaumburg Township, this includes Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates.  IDs will be checked for resident status.    

Electronic items will be accepted at the village’s Electronics and Document Destruction Event on Saturday, June 3.  



ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR SPONSORED BY THE SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP DISTRICT LIBRARY AND THE VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG
March 29, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Green Program, Upcoming Events

Green Fair 2The Schaumburg Township District Library and the Environmental Committee of the Village of Schaumburg are sponsoring an Environmental Fair on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12:00 to 3:00 at the library.

Come and learn about all things “green” by

  • Visiting booths
  • Attending workshops to build a bird feeder, learning to attract songbirds to your garden, and using natural landscaping to attract and feed pollinators
  • Participating in demonstrations on how weather systems are created
  • Picking up printed information and giveaways
  • Collection of eyeglasses, keys and cell phones.
  • Recycling Avenue small electronics collection.

Recycling Avenue will accept a variety of small electronics.  Televisions and CRT monitors will NOT be accepted.

Booth participants in the library’s lobby will include:  Spring Valley Nature Center, The Tomato Lady, Schaumburg Garden Club, Schaumburg Bicycle Club,  Gifts of the World Fair Trade, Hoffman Estates Garden Club,  Northwest Cook County Group of the Illinois Sierra Club, Illinois Solar Energy Association, Master Gardeners, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and SCARCE.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore will NOT have a collection this year but will be represented at a table in the lobby.

A craft project for kids, ages 8-14 will also be held during the fair.  Registration is not required.

Come one, come all for an afternoon of Coming to the Green Side!