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HOFFMAN ESTATES ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT
July 5, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling, Upcoming Events

Electronics RecyclingIt’s time to clean out your old electronics, small appliances, expired drugs and paper documents if you’re a resident of Hoffman Estates and Elk Grove Village.  The village and the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County [SWANCC] will be holding an electronics recycling and document shredding event for SWANCC residents only.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9-1 
Hoffman Estates Public Works building at 2305 Pembroke Ave.

There is no charge but proof of residence will be required.  Simply drive to the public works building and volunteers will empty your vehicle of accepted items.

The following items can be recycled:

  • Computers and computer equipment/components (e.g., monitors, hard drives, printers, scanners, keyboards, modems, cables, etc.)
  • Office equipment and products (e.g., telephones, cell phones, PDAs, fax machines, copy machines, shredders, typewriters, calculators, etc.)
  • Small home appliances and home improvement products (e.g., microwave ovens, coffee makers, dryers, power tools, blenders, humidifiers, etc.)
  • Home entertainment items (e.g., TVs, VHS and DVD players, stereo equipment, video game consoles, cameras, CDs and DVDs, software, etc.)
  • Expired drugs/sharps
  • Fluorescent and CFL light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Printer cartridges
  • Latex (water-based) paint for a small fee:  Quarts $2, One-gallon containers $3.50, Two-gallon containers $5, Five-gallon containers $10

For the shredding, there is a limit of six banker boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please remove binders.



DOCUMENT SHREDDING AND ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT IN HOFFMAN ESTATES
May 5, 2017, 7:01 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling, Shredding event

Who:  Hoffman Estates Community Bank
When:  Saturday, May 6, 2017
Where:  2497 W. Golf Road, Hoffman Estates, IL

What documents:  Limit of three paper bags/small boxes of paper per person.
What electronics:  Printers (dot matrix, inkjet and laser), fax machines, DVD and VCR players, cell phones, telephones, wireless devices, video game consoles, cable boxes and modems, hard drives, disk/media drives, home electronic medical equipment, PCs, laptops, servers and monitors.



ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT IN ELK GROVE VILLAGE
May 1, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017   9 am – Noon, Fire Station 8, 1000 Oakton Street, Elk Grove Village,  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
  • Power Tools or Cords
  • Printers (Multi-function Printers)
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.)
  • Stereo Equipment (no wood)
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (All Types)
  • Typewriters
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Video Recorders/Players
  • Zip Drives

Visit www.swancc.org for more information.



FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING IN HOFFMAN ESTATES HAS BEGUN
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.

Visit www.swancc.org for a full list of acceptable items.



FALL RECYCLING EVENT IN SCHAUMBURG
August 22, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Paint, Shredding event

Paint cansThe Village of Schaumburg is hosting a Fall Recycling Event that will include electronics and paint recycling as well as document shredding!

When:  Saturday, Oct. 22 2016. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Where:  The west parking lot of Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg.

Who:  Schaumburg residents only (participants will be asked to show ID)

What:  Shredding event.  The limit is up to two banker boxes of documents per household.  DocuShred will have a shredder on site and residents can witness their documents entering the shredder.  This will be available until the truck reaches capacity.

What:  Paint Recycling: Epaint Recycling Solutions will give residents the opportunity to dispose of those old paint cans that are taking up valuable shelf space. Good News! Epaint Recycling is now excepting Oil Based and Latex Paints for recycling. Charges apply as follows:

Latex Paint:

quart = $1.00/can

gallon cans = $2.00/pail

5 gallon pail = $9.00/pail

Oil Based Paint/Stains:

quart = $4.00/can

gallon cans = $8.00/pail

5 gallon pail = $20.00/pail

CASH ONLY to be paid to Epaint Recycling Solutions.

What:  Electronics Recycling:  

Elgin Recycling will provide electronics recycling to include computers, small appliances, electronic toys, copper wire and more… Click here for a list. Televisions and monitors will incur a charge as follows:

$25 per each TV/monitor up to 21” (not including LCD monitors)

$35 per each TV/monitor 22” and above (not including LCD monitors)

$55 per each wood console/rear projection TV

$5 per each LCD monitor

$5 additional charge for any of the above with a cracked or broken screen

Both cash and major credit cards will be accepted.

Cash or Credit to be paid to Elgin Recycling at the event.

Not Accepted:

Hazardous waste, oil, antifreeze, clothes, fire extinguishers, large appliances, and anything that is not listed above.

For more information, dial 311 within the Village of Schaumburg or contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at (847) 882-3586.



ELECTRONIC RECYCLING AT ABT
July 28, 2016, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling

Electronics RecyclingIf you miss some of the electronic recycling events in Schaumburg Township, it is always possible to turn to ABT in Glenview.  They have a very active recycling program and accept a wide variety of items.

Who:  ABT (a large electronic and appliance store).  Open to the public.

Where:  1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview

When:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 1pm to 7pm.   Closed: Wednesday and Sunday

Simply bring items to the merchandise pickup area of the store and they’ll take them from you there. Small appliances and electronic devices are recycled completely free of charge. However, the following fees apply to recycling TVs:

  • Tube TVs 27 Inches and Smaller: $25
  • Tube TVs 32 Inches and Larger: $50
  • Flat Panel TVs 32 Inches and Smaller: $20
  • Flat Panel TV 33 Inches and Larger: $35
  • Projection TVs: $75

Large quantities of computers or other electronics will also be accepted, at a cost of $0.40 per pound.

They also take in wood pallets, cardboard, paper, batteries, plastic (industrial wrap only), Styrofoam (white only).  We do not accept glass, light bulbs including Christmas lights, cd/dvd/vhs tapes, and white Styrofoam peanuts.

For more information, see their Green Program here:  http://www.abt.com/help/green-program

 



ELECTRONICS RECYCLING, SHREDDING AND DONATION EVENT
July 21, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling, Shredding event

Shredding eventWhat:  Free Schaumburg Township Electronics Recycling, Shredding and Donation Event.

Who:   Schaumburg Township residents only.  Proof of residency is required.  No businesses please.

When:  Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 A.M. — 12:00 Noon

Where:  Schaumburg Township Parking Lot, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates

Items accepted are:  computer/IT equipment, cell phones, batteries, small appliances, home and office electronics.  CRT monitors and tube TVs will NOT be accepted for free.  There is a $35-50 disposal charge for tube TVs and a $10 charge for CRT monitors.  Payment is made by cash or check only.

Paper shredding is limited to 4 letter/legal size banker boxes or bags no larger than 1 cubic feet or 15″ x 12″ x 10″.  All items other than paper clips, staples and rubber bands need to be removed.

Savers Donation drive will accept various household goods at this event. Clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, accessories such as purses, belts, etc., toys, games, sports equipment, electrical items, jewelery, books, CDs and DVDs, and more will be accepted. Remember to grab a receipt from staff if you donate your household goods. Savers will give a donation to the Township food pantry for every pound of goods collected.

For more information, please visit schaumburgtownship.org or call 847-884-0030 x3016.