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HANOVER PARK RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT
July 25, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event, Upcoming Events

Recyling EventHere’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 23, 2017 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.



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.



RECYCLING CFL BULBS, BATTERIES & HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN ELK GROVE VILLAGE
April 1, 2017, 8:37 pm
Filed under: Batteries, Light Bulbs, Recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

What:

  • 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.

 



SCHAUMBURG RECYCLING EVENT 2017
February 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event, Upcoming Events

It’s never too late to get ready for the village of Schaumburg’s big Recycling Event!

The Village of Schaumburg’s Environmental Committee, School District 54 and Schaumburg Township District Library are sponsoring a massive recycling/shredding event to be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 to 3:00 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg.

The Recycling portion of the event is open to the public.  It is not for business or commercial entities.

Acceptable items for recycling include:  televisions (charges apply), personal computers (PCs), laptops, monitors, keyboards, electronic mice, hard drives, CD ROM/Zip/Tape drives, modems, cords and cables (power, USB, etc.), VCRs, DVD players, CD players, radios, stereos, tape players, telephones, cameras (film, magnetic tape, digital), palm organizers, gaming consoles,  joysticks/game controls, scanners/fax machines, pagers, paper shredders and answering machines, toner/ink cartridges, and small household appliances including microwaves.

TV/Computer Monitor below 21″  $25

TV/Computer Monitor 21″ and above  $35

LCD or LED TV/Computer Monitor Any Size  $15

Cash or Credit on site.

Document shredding by Docu-Shred is limited to two copy boxes per Village of Schaumburg resident only.

Miscellaneous Items also accepted:  

  • Rechargeable and automotive batteries only accepted by Interstate Batteries.  Alkaline batteries are not accepted.
  • Modest amounts of motor oil and antifreeze accepted by Illinois Recovery Group
  • Vegetable Oil free of lard, fat grease and grit accepted by Green Grease Environmental
  •  CFL light bulbs accepted by Republic Services Inc.
  • Tube type Fluorescent bulbs
  • Eyeglasses accepted by Lions Club
  • Bicycles, wheel chairs and sewing machines accepted by Working Bikes
  • American flags accepted by Ellsworth Meineke American Legion Post #1983
  • Books accepted by S.C.A.R.C.E.
  • Clothing, shoes, purses, belts, hats, back packs, towels, linens and more accepted by USAgain.
  • Fire extinguishers

Unacceptable  items  include:  Large appliances, air conditioners, water heaters, garbage disposals, regular garbage, latex or oil-based paint, paint thinner and other household hazardous wastes.

For full information about this event see the Village of Schaumburg’s website.
For more information call:  847-923-6644 or email mmetreger@ci.schaumburg.il.us.

Now is the time to do some spring cleaning and do your green part by recycling those unwanted items!



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