Come to the Green Side

February 5, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: Green News, Resources

Green booksKeep up with books on the Green movement by reading our Green Pages newsletter. You will find a mix of green programs held at the library as well as 7 or 8 new books that the library has received.

Simply click here to choose Green Pages and any other newsletter that catches your eye.   Enter your account information and wait for the new edition to hit your Inbox. It’s a whole new way to see what the library has to offer!


April 25, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Environment, Green News, Local Drop-off Sites, Recycling

The village of Schaumburg has created a new section of their website called The Green Corner.  Here you will find a variety of ways to be even more green! 

Some of their information includes:  CFL bulb and battery dropoff, places in the village to recycle your electronics, hazardous waste dropoff sites and information on the upcoming annual Recycling Event.

Check out the Green Corner and green up your corner of Schaumburg!

CFL Bulbs Free to Schaumburg Residents
November 23, 2008, 7:00 am
Filed under: Green News

In April, 500,000 CFL bulbs were made available to members of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus through a grant from the Northern Illinois Energy Project (NIEP) and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. NIEP is a partnership between the Citizens Utility Board, City of Chicago, and Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. 

As a result, the village has 18,000 free CFL bulbs to distribute while supplies last.  Please bring proof of residency to one of the following locations to pick up your four bulbs.

Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center
101 Schaumburg Court
Monday-Friday, 8am – 6pm

Village of Schaumburg
Engineering and Public Works Building
714 S. Plum Grove Road
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Schaumburg Township District Library/Readers Advisory Desk
130 S. Roselle Road
Monday-Friday, 9am – 10pm
Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 12pm – 9pm

Illinois Electronics Recycling Bill Becomes Law
November 9, 2008, 7:00 am
Filed under: Green News

On September 17, 2008 Senate Bill 2313, sponsored by State Sen. Susan Garret, D-29th, of Lake Forest, was signed into law which establishes statewide goals for the recycling and reuse of electronic devices.  It also bans the disposal of those items in landfills starting on January 1 2012!   

The program establishes a special fund paid for by manufacturers that will be used to pay for electronic collections throughout the state.  Some agencies, including the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) and the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALC) already have established electronic waste collections but the additional funding will allow for more collections to take place in locations that are convenient for the public.