Come to the Green Side

March 23, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Pharmaceuticals

Now is the time to consider recycling your prescription and over the counter medication.  The Hoffman Estates and Elk Grove Village Police Departments are partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a drug disposal event:

Saturday, April 30
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ONLY


Elk Grove Village Police Department
901 Wellington Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007

Hoffman Estates Police Department
411 W. Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL  60169

(The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Drugs for disposal do not need to be marked or in original packaging.

*In addition to the annual take-back program, prescription drugs can be dropped off throughout the year at the Fire Administration counter in the lower level of the Elk Grove Village Hall, 901 Wellington Ave., 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


March 1, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Upcoming Events

Earth hourBe a part of Earth Hour on March 19, 2016 by turning off your lights at 8:30 p.m. local time for one hour.

Earth Hour Global and the World Wildlife Fund are asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, participants in last year’s Earth Hour in the United States included the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Las Vegas Strip and the United Nations headquarters.

You can make a statement by participating.  For one hour, you can come to the dark side!