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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!



HANOVER PARK RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT
September 8, 2016, 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 24, 2016 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.



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.

 



HANOVER TOWNSHIP RECYCLING EXTRAVAGANZA
June 17, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event

When:  Saturday, August 6, 2016 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Where:  Hanover Township, 250 S. Rte. 59, Bartlett, IL
Who:  Hanover Township.  For more information, please call 847-888-8329.
For:  Hanover Township Residents Only–No Businesses please.

 

 

Items accepted are:

  • Televisions (all types, all sizes, all ages)
  • Computers (CPUs, laptops, tablet PCs, computer batteries)
  • Monitors (all types, flat screen or glass tube)
  • Hard drives
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Small scale servers
  • Digital recorders
  • DVD players & VCRs
  • Video game consoles
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Speakers (removed from frame/case)
  • Portable digital music players
  • Phones

Items not accepted are:

  • Household appliances
  • Video & Audio Cassettes
  • Microwaves
  • Batteries (not contained in equipment)
  • Hazardous Waste  (Mercury-containing devices, thermostats, thermometers, smoke detectors, liquids & gases, fluorescent tubes, etc.)

 

This is a *residential event* only.



RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT IN LISLE
February 1, 2016, 11:30 pm
Filed under: Recycling, Shredding event

 

SUSTAINABLE SATURDAY RECYCLING EVENT

WHO:  Village of Lisle

WHERE:  Dana and Ada Rice Center parking lot at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle.

WHEN:  March 19, 2016 from 9-Noon

Electronics Recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT:  

  • Electronics (such as telephones, desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, mice, modems, scanners, televisions, mobile devices, radios, tape players, gaming consoles, printers, fax machines, power and network cables, telephones, chargers, VCRs, DVD players, chargers, keyboards, stereos, fax machines, microwaves, small household appliances, copy machines, and printers.)  Please note only flat screen TVs will be accepted; no cathode ray tube (CRT) computer monitors will be accepted during the event. 
  • Records, VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • Eye glasses, hearing aids, and old keys
  • Books
  • Rechargeable and household batteries
  • Large SLA batteries (car, boat and sump pump, etc.)
  • Scrap metal (such as washers, dryers, stoves, drained lawn mowers, swing sets, hangers, metal fencing, garden tools, tomato cages, pots, pans and lawn furniture)
  • Worn American flags
  • Fluorescent light bulb tubes and CFLs
  • Building / hardware supplies in good condition (i.e. cabinets, doors, tools, plumbing and lighting fixtures)
  • Clothes, any textiles, furniture and shoes for Goodwill Industries
  • Bicycles and helmets
  • Used cooking oil (in tightly closed containers)
  • Musical instruments
  • Yarn, buttons, and rulers
  • On-site paper / document shredding (limit of 3 boxes or paper bags per vehicle, no binders or plastic bags)
  • Holiday Lights – can be in working or non working condition, from any holiday!

No hazardous waste (e.g. paint, motor oil, air conditioners, refrigerators) will be accepted.

This event is open to all.   Materials dropped off will be properly recycled or reused.