Check out the recycling of CFL bulbs, household alkaline & rechargeable batteries, and holiday lights in Elk Grove Village!
Where: Community Development Counter, Elk Grove Village Hall, 901 Wellington Avenue.
When: During open hours, 8:30 to 5:00.
- CFL bulbs that are intact must be placed in a zip-lock bag.
- Household alkaline batteries must be separated from rechargeable batteries in separate bags. Tape the contact points of rechargeable batteries. Do not include those leaking acid. Car, marine or other liquid batteries are not accepted.
- Holiday light strings are only accepted from November through March. All clips, attachments, garland, greens, etc. must be removed.
Who: This dropoff recycling is available to residents of SWANCC communities, Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates. Items from businesses are not accepted.
For additional information, please contact the Elk Grove Village Environmental Health Division at 847-357-4240.
The Village of Hanover Park has also opened up their recycling to ANY residential household. You are welcome to recycle your holiday lights and extension cords beginning December 1 and ending in late January.
Take them to the Public Works Garage at 2121 W. Lake Street for disposal. This dropoff is for HOUSEHOLDS only.
Elk Grove Village residents may drop lights off at:
Elk Grove Village Community Development Counter
901 Wellington Avenue
Elk Grove Village
November 2, 2015 to March 31, 2016
Hoffman Estates residents may drop lights off at:
Village Hall Lobby
1900 Hassell Road
November 30, 2015 – February 5, 2016
Monday through Friday: 8:30 – 5:00
Acceptable lights include: mini-lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, etc. All colors and lengths will be accepted. Garland, live greens, wreathes, or other non-recyclables are NOT accepted. You must live in either one of the two communities listed.
Now that it’s time to start thinking about taking the holiday decorations down, you might want to consider recycling any of the strands that you’re tired of, didn’t work or those that kept going out intermittently. The Village of Schaumburg can help you keep this out of your trash and give you a convenient location to drop off those light strands.
Take them to:
Engineering and Public Works Building
714 S. Plum Grove Road
Receptacle is in the lobby next to the CFL bulb and battery recycling boxes.
Monday through Friday 8-4
If that happens to you this year–and you live in the SWANCC community of Hoffman Estates–you can safely recycle those strands and their extension cords. Here’s where…
Village of Hoffman Estates (In Village Hall lobby)
1990 Hassell Road
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
November 17 to Februry 4
Filed under: Light Bulbs
Back in 2010 a posting appeared on this blog regarding the Energy Independence and Security Act passed by Congress of 2007 that would begin the phaseout of incandescent light bulbs in the year 2012. Light bulbs that are 100 watts were destined to go next year, followed by 75 watt bulbs in 2013, and 40 and 64 watt bulbs in 2014.
Republicans in Congress have put a temporary halt to the enactment of this portion of the law. As a result, they have pushed back the time frame for the 100 watt bulbs to October 2012.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs are expected to be the leading replacements for standard incandescent light bulbs, at least at first. These bulbs use less energy to emit the same levels of light as the incandescent bulbs. While more expensive, these bulbs last longer and are more energy efficient.
CFL bulbs must be recycled, however, in a safe manner. The villages of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg accept their residents’ bulbs for recycling as does any Ace Hardware.
These bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and should not be placed in the trash. Due to the efforts of the stores mentioned above, more than 60,000 CFLs were recycled in 2010.
Take your CFLS to:
The Home Depot
100 Barrington Road
The Home Depot
600 Meacham Road
Elk Grove Village
Roselle Ace Hardware
821 E. Nerge Road
Schaumburg Ace Hardware
560 S. Roselle Road