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GETTING RID OF THOSE ATHLETIC SHOES
June 24, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shoes

The athletic shoe recycling event in the month of April sponsored by the Schaumburg Township District Library and the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County was very popular.  Not only did we collect 634 usable shoes but people are still trying to drop off their tennies!

Unfortunately, we cannot accept them but I can give you a few clues as to where they can be dropped off:

  • Nike store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago
  • Nike store at Gurnee Mall
  • Nike Store at Premium Outlets in Aurora
  • Algonquin Township in McHenry County at 3702 Northwest Highway between Cary and Crystal Lake
  • Wauconda Public Library

Or, save them until next year.  We hope to have a dropoff again!

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ELECTRONIC WASTE DROPOFF
June 17, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Did you miss Schaumburg’s big Electronic Recycling Event in April?  Or, have you accumulated more electronic waste since then?  If so, now is the time to gather it together and bring it to:

Crabtree Nature Center
3 Stove Road
Barrington, IL
Saturday, June 23 from 9-2

They will be accepting electronic technology waste.  This does not include broken TVs, projection TVs or any type of TV encased in wood.  Also any type of appliance, small or large, is prohibited.

This program is being funded by the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and is being held  in conjunction with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the Delta Institute.

See this for more info.



RECYCLING PRINTER INK AND TONER CARTRIDGES
June 3, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

The Village of Hoffman Estates is now collecting printer ink and toner cartridges from both home and business.

This program is coordinated with a local “green business,” Clover Technologies Group, which collects the materials and processes them into recycled and remanufactured products.

Please bring your empty cartridges to the Hoffman Estates Village Hall at 1900 Hassell Road and deposit them in the marked box near the front counter.  Cartridges already made from recycled materials are accepted.

The program is welcome to the public.