Come to the Green Side

April 30, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Biking

Join in the fun at the Fahrrad Tour von Schaumburg Bike Ride and Picnic!

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 come celebrate Schaumburg’s heritage and extensive bike route network with a seven mile ride on off-street bike paths and on-street bike lanes before winding up at the grounds of Schaumburg’s beautiful Atcher Municipal Center.

The ride will begin at 12:00 at Blackwell Elementary School, 345 N. Walnut Lane, Schaumburg.  We will finish the ride at 2:15 at the Atcher Municipal Center where there will be food and entertainment.

Pre-registration is not required for this free event.  Beginners and riders with training wheels are not advised to participate.

Event sponsors:  Schaumburg Park District and Village of Schaumburg.  For more information, call 847-985-2115.


April 23, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Biking

The League of American Bicyclists is sponsoring Bike To Work Week from 15-19, 2017.

In commemoration of National Bike To Work Day, you can meet at Meineke Park on Friday, May 19  for a bike ride to inspire you to continue biking as an option to driving.  The ride will kick off at the park at 220 E. Weathersfield Way at 9:30 a.m.

The ride will end at the Municipal Center at 101 Schaumburg Court off of Summit.

Event sponsor:  The Village of Schaumburg and Bicycle Connection.

April 3, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Local Drop-off Sites

***The weekly Electronics Recycling dropoff in Hoffman Estates is being held every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hoffman Estates Village Hall.***

To assist residents with collecting old electronics and to ensure environmentally safe recycling of these materials, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) developed an Electronics Recycling Drop-off Program to collect electronics on an ongoing basis at no cost to Hoffman Estates residents and other SWANCC Community villages such as Elk Grove Village.  Proof of residency will be required.

Village residents can drop off electronics each Monday at the Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates.  Your cooperation in adhering to the times and dates is much appreciated.

Electronics will only be accepted on Mondays.  Electronics from businesses, churches and schools will NOT be accepted.

The program begins on April 3, 2017 and lasts through November 20, 2017.

Visit for a full list of acceptable items.