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February 28, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventWhat:  Shredding event sponsored by the Village of Schaumburg.

When:  Saturday, April 14, 2018.  9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.

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

Residents may bring up to two banker boxes of documents per household that can include staples, paper clips and folders to be shredded.  A shredding truck will be onsite and residents can witness their documents entering the shredder.  Shredding will occur until the truck reaches capacity

This event will only offer document shredding. No other items will be received for recycling. For more information, dial 311 within the Village of Schaumburg or contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at (847) 882-3586.


February 28, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event, Upcoming Events

It’s never too late to get 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 21, 2018 from 10:00 to 3:00 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg.

The Recycling portion of the event is open to the public.  It is not for business or commercial entities.

Acceptable items for recycling include:  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, cameras (film, magnetic tape, digital), palm organizers, gaming consoles,  joysticks/game controls, scanners/fax machines, pagers, paper shredders and answering machines, toner/ink cartridges, and small household appliances including microwaves.


Charges will apply for televisions and monitors.

Document shredding is limited to two copy boxes.

Miscellaneous Items also accepted:  

  • Automotive and household batteries only.  Alkaline batteries are not accepted.
  • Cell phones
  • Modest amounts of motor oil and antifreeze.
  • Vegetable Oil free of lard, fat grease and grit accepted by Green Grease Environmental.
  •  CFL light bulbs
  • Eye glasses
  • Bicycles, wheel chairs and sewing machines accepted by Working Bikes
  • American flags accepted by Ellsworth Meineke American Legion Post #1983
  • Fire extinguishers

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

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

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

February 28, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Resale shops


resale-shop1Clothes Mentor
1228 Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
Women’s clothing in all sizes, maternity too

2535 W. Golf Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
All purpose thrift store

Plato’s Closet

1414 N. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
Teens and twenty somethings clothing & accessories

Play It Again Sports 
1127 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
Sports equipment & gear

Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center
825 E. Nerge Road
Roselle, IL
All purpose thrift store

26 Golf Center
Hoffman Estates, IL

Style Encore
1402 N. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL

Wings Resale Shop
300 W. Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL
All purpose thrift store

Updated February 28, 2017

January 30, 2018, 12:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets






  • Who:  The Winter Farmers Market of Elk Grove Village
  • Where:  Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village
  • When:  Saturday February 3 and 17, March 3 and 17, April 7 and 21.  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

November 20, 2017, 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, 2018

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.


Where:  Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road

When:  December 1 – February 2, 2018; 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


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



October 18, 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. Media destruction will also be available and includes hard drives, thumb drives and back-up tapes.  Separate these two items.
When:  Saturday, October 28, 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 or call 847-884-0030, ext. 3016.

October 6, 2017, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling

Who:  eWorks

What:  All electronics.  There is a small charge for televisions.

When:  7:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Where:   1201 Estes Street, Elk Grove Village