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Recycling with the Post Office
May 29, 2008, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling

In a pilot program the U.S. Postal Service is providing free mailers that allow customers to recycle small electronics and inkjet cartridges by mailing them free of charge. Customers use free envelopes found in 1,500 Post Offices to mail back inkjet cartridges, PDAs, Blackberries, digital cameras, iPods and MP3 players – without having to pay for postage.

The free, postage-paid Mail Back envelopes can be found on displays in Post Office lobbies. There is no limit to the number of envelopes customers may take.

Local post offices that carry the envelopes are Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg.



Ink Jet Cartridge Drop-off Sites
May 26, 2008, 7:00 am
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites

Best Buy
900 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg
847-843-3515

Laser Service
875 Lively Blvd.
Elk Grove Village
847-364-4446

Staples
610 Meacham Road 160 Barrington Road
Elk Grove Village Schaumburg
847-891-1086 847-798-8677



Carpet Padding Drop-Off Sites
May 24, 2008, 7:00 am
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites

Carpet Cushions
1520 Pratt
Elk Grove Village
847-364-6760



Compact Fluorescent Bulb Drop-Off Sites
May 22, 2008, 7:00 am
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites

Elk Grove Village Hall
Health and Community Services Office
901 Wellington
Elk Grove Village
847-357-4240
Not accepting 4″ commercial bulbs

Hoffman Estates Village Hall
1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates
847-882-9100
Accepting 4″ commercial bulbs

IKEA
1800 E. McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg
847-969-9700



Rechargeable Battery Drop-Off Sites
May 16, 2008, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites

Best Buy
900 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg
847-843-3515

Home Depot
100 Barrington Road
Schaumburg
847-798-8700

Schaumburg Ace Hardware
560 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg
847-895-9292

Sears Hardware
301 S. Barrington Road
Schaumburg
847-923-5990

Verizon
1249 E. Higgins Road
Schaumburg
847-330-6010



Garage Sales: A Way to Recycle AND Reuse
May 12, 2008, 2:16 pm
Filed under: Recycling

Garage sales are an easy way to recycle your belongings and keep them out of a landfill.  It’s also a great way to get more bang for your buck–whether you’re the buyer or the seller!  

 The Village of Schaumburg publishes a list of upcoming Garage Sales.   Look for one near you.