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HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY
May 28, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Hazardous Wastes, Upcoming Events

Who:  Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
When:  June 6, 8:00-3:00
Where:  Hanover Township offices
                250 S. Rte. 59
               Bartlett

Examples of items collected are harsh chemical cleaners, paints, thinners, antifreeze, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, and similar hazardous household products. 

Examples of items NOT collected are explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and business wastes.
More Info:   Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County

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TEN (MORE) EASY WAYS TO GO GREEN
May 16, 2009, 3:00 pm
Filed under: Green Tips

1.  Use your library to read books, watch movies or listen to music.  Libraries are the ultimate recyclers!
2.  With summer upon us, try using reusable glasses and dishes at picnics or outdoor barbecues rather than plastic or styrofoam.
3.  Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
4.  Consolidate your errands.
5.  Stop unwanted catalogs by taking the time to call the company’s 800 number and have your name and address removed from their list.
6.  Plant a tree to provide shade for your home and lower cooling costs up to 25% over three to five years.
7.   Turn down the temperature on the water heater to 120 degrees–especially in the summer when hot showers aren’t as necessary.
8.  Wash only full loads of clothes and dishes.
9.  Try to leave a store without having  your purchases bagged.
10.  When printing at work or at home, try to do two-sided or duplex printing.



ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AT BEST BUY
May 10, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites, Recycling

best-buy1Now you can bring everything from TVs and computers to DVD players and more to any U.S. Best Buy store, and they”ll recycle it. Best Buy does not charge a fee for recycling most consumer electronics. However, they do charge $10 for TVs, CRTs, monitors and laptops, which is offset with a $10 gift card.

They accept up to two items per household per day.

Exclusions and exceptions are: 
1.  Before they accept your desktop or laptop computer for recycling, the hard drive will need to be removed.
2.  Console TVs, or TVs and monitors larger than 32″ are NOT accepted.
3.  Electronics containing freon are NOT accepted.
4.  Large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers, ranges and microwaves are NOT accepted.



Hazardous Waste Collection Day
May 5, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Hazardous Wastes, Upcoming Events

Who:  Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
When:  May 9, 8:00-3:00
Where:  Elk Grove Pavilion            
1000 Wellington Ave.
Elk Grove Village

Examples of items collected are harsh chemical cleaners, paints, thinners, antifreeze, weed killers, insecticides and pesticides, and similar hazardous household products. 

Examples of items NOT collected are explosives, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, agricultural chemicals and business wastes.
More Info:   Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County



DOCUMENT AND SHREDDING RECYCLING EVENT
May 1, 2009, 7:00 am
Filed under: Upcoming Events

When:  Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 11:00-2:00
Where:  Koenig and Strey, 2570 Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL

Ink cartridges,  cell phones and batteries will also be accepted for recycling.