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June 30, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Shredding event

electronics recyclingBoth SWANCC communities in Schaumburg Township–Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates–will be able to take part in the upcoming Electronics Drop-off/Document Shredding Event in Hoffman Estates.  Residents from these two communities only may participate.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 9 am – Noon, 2305 Pembroke Avenue, Hoffman Estates IL.  Please bring an ID or utility bill to verify your address.

Acceptable electronics items: 

  • Answering Machines
  • Cable Receivers
  • Calculators
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Cables
  • Computer Monitors
  • Computers
    (Desktops, Notebooks, Tablets)
  • Converter Boxes
  • Copy Machines
  • Fax Machines
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Microwaves
  • MP3 Players
  • PDAs
  • Postage Machines
  • Power Tools or Cords
  • Printers (Multi-function Printers)
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.)
  • Stereo Equipment (no wood)
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (Tube and Flat Screen)
  • Typewriters
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Video Recorders/Players
  • Zip Drives

Typical documents that can be shredded include medical records, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms, etc. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders should be removed. Residents will be limited to two banker-sized boxes of documents.

Visit for more information.

June 17, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event

When:  Saturday, August 6, 2016 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Where:  Hanover Township, 250 S. Rte. 59, Bartlett, IL
Who:  Hanover Township.  For more information, please call 847-888-8329.
For:  Hanover Township Residents Only–No Businesses please.



Items accepted are:

  • Televisions (all types, all sizes, all ages)
  • Computers (CPUs, laptops, tablet PCs, computer batteries)
  • Monitors (all types, flat screen or glass tube)
  • Hard drives
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Small scale servers
  • Digital recorders
  • DVD players & VCRs
  • Video game consoles
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Speakers (removed from frame/case)
  • Portable digital music players
  • Phones

Items not accepted are:

  • Household appliances
  • Video & Audio Cassettes
  • Microwaves
  • Batteries (not contained in equipment)
  • Hazardous Waste  (Mercury-containing devices, thermostats, thermometers, smoke detectors, liquids & gases, fluorescent tubes, etc.)


This is a *residential event* only.

June 10, 2016, 8:46 pm
Filed under: Bees



WHAT:  Apiary Open House

WHEN:  Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1-4 p.m.

WHERE:  2500 Army Trail Road, Hanover Park, IL

Visit their beehives, learn about honey bees, and see how you can get started keeping honey bees in Hanover Park.  Beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions about this fun, fascinating, and increasingly important hobby.

June 4, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Hazardous Wastes

household hazardous waste2If you’re looking for a place to drop off your household hazardous wastes, try to take advantage of the Hazardous Waste Event that will be available at Lake Zurich High School.  It’s not too late to collect your household cleaners, fertilizers and herbicides and drop them off at the Mobile Event in Lake Zurich.

What:  Household Chemical Waste Collection Mobile Event
Who:  Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
Where:  Lake Zurich High School, 300 Church Street, Lake Zurich
When:  Saturday, June 18, 2016.  8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

It’s a great opportunity to comb through your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basement and garage to dispose of these items in a healthy, eco-friendly way!