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May 23, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the piles of paper in your house?  If so, it’s the Schaumburg Township District Library to the rescue!  In June we will be sponsoring our first ever document shredding event for the public.  See the details below for instruction.

When:  Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 10:00-1:00
Where:  North parking lot of Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road
What:  Limit of 2 copy paper boxes of documents.


May 16, 2010, 7:01 am
Filed under: Local Drop-off Sites, Recycling

Once again, DuPage County is sponsoring their electronics dropoff program through the village of Hanover Park.  Please plan to have your household take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

Who:  Hanover Park Public Works Facility in conjunction with DuPage County and SIMS Recycling Solutions
When:  Beginning May 10, 2010
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.
Where:  Hanover Park Public Works Facility
2121 W. Lake Street, Hanover Park
What:  Computers, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, televisions, radios, microwaves, laptops, printers, cell phones, UPS systems, PDU’s, fax machines, phones, DVD players, VCR’s and stereo equipment.  Items containing liquids or refrigerants will not be accepted.
Businesses may not participate.
Info:  (630) 372-4440

May 9, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Cleanup, Environment, Gardening

The Northwest Cook County Group of the Sierra Club is continuing their restoration work at Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary in Schaumburg.  Any who wish to participate should meet in the Spring Valley parking lot at 1111 E. Schaumburg Road on Saturday, May 22 at 8:45 a.m.  Work will proceed until 12:00.  Gloves and tools will be provided. 

Helping restore this native habitat is the Group’s way of saying thank you to Spring Valley for the use of their meeting room.

May 8, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 9:00-1:00.
Where: Addison Public Works Facility
1491 Jeffrey Drive
What: Motor oil/Anti-freeze, American flags, Fire extinguishers, ALL batteries, eye glasses, hearing aids, scrap metal (metal swing-sets, metal patio furniture, washers/dryers etc.), ink jet cartridges, keys, cell phones, gym shoes, bikes & bike parts, document shredding (limit 3 boxes/bags per person–NO HARD COVERS OR PLASTIC BINDERS), prescription drugs, styrofoam packing materials, computers and electronics.
Information: Environmental Services Division at 630-279-2140.

May 7, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Hazardous Wastes

Now that spring is here and everyone has discovered their used household chemical wastes in their garages and basements, it’s time to think of how to get rid of those bottles and cans without dumping them in your garbage or down your drains.

Unfortunately, the state of Illinois has yet to issue their annual calendar of local dropoff dates.  To pick up the slack, Lake County is sponsoring a dropoff for all Illinois residents.  See the information below:

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Vernon Hills Metra Station
Route 45 and Ranney Road
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary
Motor oil and latex paint will not be accepted.

May 2, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Used Item Pickups

We’ve put together a list of local organizations in the Chicagoland area that accept gently used clothing and household goods for pickup.  If we’re missing someone, please let us know.  We’ll add it to the list!

Amvets Department of Illinois

Cancer Federation
(800) 875-4066

Purple Heart
708-396-8995  (Household items and clothing)

Salvation Army

Vietnam Veterans of America
 (800) 470-5133, (708) 371-4418