Come to the Green Side

October 9, 2014, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventWhat:  Shredding event for Village of Schaumburg residents ONLY.

When:  Saturday, November 1, 2014  9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.

Where:  Public Safety Building, 1000 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

The event is open to Schaumburg residents only; those participating will be asked to show identification verifying residence in the village.

Residents may bring up to two banker boxes of documents per household that can include staples, paper clips and folders to be shredded. DocuShred will have a shredder onsite and residents can witness their documents entering the shredder.

This event will only offer document shredding. No other items will be received for recycling. For more information, dial 311 within the Village of Schaumburg or contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at (847) 882-3586.


October 7, 2014, 7:00 am
Filed under: Hazardous Wastes, Recycling

If you have been saving your pesticides, oil-based paint, garden chemicals or househould cleaners for the next Hazardous Waste Recyling Event, now is the time to collect your items.

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) is holding an event on Saturday, November 1 at the Mundelein Metra Train Station from 8:00 to 2:30.  The train station can be found at 205 N. Archer Avenue in Mundelein.

Items you can bring to the collection include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription and over-the counter medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints (no latex) and varnishes, as well as other household chemicals. For a more detailed list visit SWALCO’s HCW website

Residents of Illinois are encouraged to contribute.  Unfortunately, small businesses are excluded at this time.