Come to the Green Side

March 18, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event, Upcoming Events

The Village of Schaumburg, School District 54, the Schaumburg Township District Library and the Schaumburg Township District Library are sponsoring a massive recycling/shredding event to be held Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 to 3:00 at School District  54 offices, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.  For more information call:  847-923-6644 or email

Electronic recycling is being provided by Creative Recycling Systems.

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.), televisions, VCRs, DVD players, CD players, radios, stereos, tape players, telephones, cell phones, cameras (film, magnetic tape, digital), palm organizers, gaming consoles,  joysticks/game controls, scanners/fax machines, pagers, paper shredders and answering machines, toner/ink cartridges, household/rechargeable batteries and small household appliances including microwaves.

Unacceptable  items  include:  Large appliances, air conditioners, water heaters, refrigerators, ovens, garbage disposals, fire extinguishers, household hazardous waste and regular garbage.

Document shredding is limited to two copy boxes per resident for certified document destruction and is sponsored by DOCU-SHRED of Westmont.  Their phone number is 630-986-5411.

Miscellaneous Items:  Automotive batteries, modest amounts of motor oil and antifreeze,  holiday light strands, extension cords, phone wiring, coaxial cable, CFL light bulbs, eyeglasses, bicycles, wheelchairs, sewing machines and American flags.

Miscellaneous items are sponsored by:  Exide Technologies, Elgin Recycling Inc., Illinois Recovery Group Inc., Working Bikes Cooperative, Republic Services/ARC Disposal, TGA Wireless Recycling, Lions Club and Ellsworth Meineke American Legion Post #1983.

For full information about this event see the Village of Schaumburg’s website here.

Now’s the time to do some spring cleaning and do your green part by recycling those unwanted items.


March 5, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Resale shops, Used Item Pickups

In the next few weeks the donation boxes that appear in the outlots of shopping centers and strip malls in Schaumburg will begin disappearing. 

The unsightliness of the boxes, as well as the disarray of the piles of donated items that sometimes piled up around the boxes, were the major factors in the recent vote by the village board. 

The only exception to the new ordinance will be organizations or companies maintaining the boxes on their own sites. 

There are resale shops and nonprofit organizations that allow donations or do pick-ups.  Check these out!