The Conservation Foundation is conducting its 25th Annual River Sweep, a countrywide clean-up which encourages citizens to improve local waterways by removing debris and litter from a section of stream or pond. The event is being held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon.
The Hanover Park Environmental Committee would like to lead a group of volunteers in cleaning a section of the West Branch of the DuPage River. For more information or to sign up, contact the Environmental Committee Hotline at 630-823-5706. Rain date is October 15.)
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Filed under: Upcoming Events
Hanover Park residents and neighbors will gather to sell their old treasures, handmade crafts, and new merchandise. We welcome all to swing by and bargain a good deal on quality items!
The event is free and will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Hanover Park Commuter Lot at the intersection of Church Street and Lake Street.
*For Vendors: This year we will also make it possible for food vendors to sell approved pre-packaged food items. Interested vendors are to contact the Clerk’s Office for information on registration and fees at 630-823-5602. Or, find the application here.
Vendor registrations the day of the event will be accepted upon space availability, with the exception of pre-packaged food vendors, which will be required to submit their registration for approval a week prior to the event. Set-up for all vendors the day of the event starts at 7:00 am and closes at 9:00 am. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no rain date scheduled for the event. Fees are nonrefundable. Each space is 9 feet wide by 18 feet deep.*
Filed under: Rain Barrels
Orders will be accepted through mid-December, 2016.
For the Hanover Park form, click HERE.
For the Hoffman Estates form, click Here.
Rain barrels are large containers that capture rainwater at the end of a downspout and store the water for later use, for example in watering plants or washing cars. Using water from rain barrels lowers water bills, helps reduce flooding, and can have a dramatic impact on water quality in our rivers and streams.
The 55-gallon barrels are made from reused plastic and come equipped with a spigot, a screw off lid, a garden hose threaded overflow, and screen in the top to help keep out mosquitoes and debris.
Here’s your chance to participate in a one-stop dropoff of many of the recyclable items in your home! The Village of Hanover Park and the Hanover Park Environmental Committee are sponsoring a major recycling event to be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Open to any resident of DuPage County and nearby towns. No business waste.
Pack up your car and take your items to the Hanover Park Metra Station at 1975 W. Lake Street in Hanover Park. All items are either recycled or donated to charity.
Accepted items are:
– Bicycles, crutches, walkers, canes and wheelchairs in working, usable condition
– Personal documents for shredding. 3 boxes maximum. No businesses. Paper clips and staples okay.
– Motor oil and antifreeze
– Eye glasses, hearing aids and keys
– Household batteries
– Large lead acid batteries from cars, sump pumps, SLAs and boats
– Cell phones and ink-jet cartridges
– CFL bulbs and household batteries
– Clean, usable clothing for children and adults
– Scrap metal
– Fire extinguishers
Unaccepted items are: Household electronics, large appliances, air conditioners, water heaters, garbage disposals, propane tanks, compressed air tanks, smoke detectors, radioactive materials, ammunition, oil filters, smoke detectors, explosives, hazardous wastes, paint, chemicals, medical waste of any kind, controlled substances, business waste or regular garbage.
For further information and to volunteer, contact 630-550-5005.