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HOFFMAN ESTATES ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT
July 7, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling, Upcoming Events

Electronics RecyclingIt’s time to clean out your old electronics, small appliances, 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 18, 2018 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, 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.)

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.

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AND SHREDDING EVENT IN ELK GROVE VILLAGE
April 26, 2018, 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 and Shredding Event in Elk Grove Village.  Residents from these two communities only may participate.

When:  Saturday, June 2, 2018   9 am – Noon

Where:  Oakton 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

Paper documents and electronics will be accepted with a limit of six [6] file size boxes or shopping bags per vehicle.  No plastic bags are allowed.

Visit www.swancc.org for more information.



RECYCLING YOUR TELEVISIONS AND COMPUTER MONITORS
April 2, 2018, 10:37 pm
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

What:  Recycling your television and/or computer monitors

  • CRT TV / Monitors
  • LCD / Plasma TV
  • LCD Monitors
  • Wood Console and Rear Projection TV

How much:  TV/Monitors:  Under 21 inches=$25  Over 21 inches=$35  (Measure diagonally across the screen)
LCD Monitor any size:  $15

Who:  Elgin Recycling

Where:  Elk Grove Township Recycling Center
145 South Weiler Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-741-4100

When:    Mon-Fri 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.  Sat 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

What else:  Coupon available



SCHAUMBURG RECYCLING EVENT 2018
February 28, 2018, 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 21, 2018 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:  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.

Charges will apply for televisions and monitors.

Document shredding is limited to two copy boxes.  The truck will stay until full.  No business or institutional documents will be accepted.

Miscellaneous Items also accepted:  

  • Automotive and household batteries only.  Alkaline batteries are not accepted.
  • Cell phones
  • Modest amounts of motor oil and antifreeze.
  • Vegetable Oil free of lard, fat grease and grit
  •  CFL light bulbs
  • Eye glasses
  • Bicycles, wheel chairs and sewing machines accepted by Working Bikes
  • American flags accepted by Ellsworth Meineke American Legion Post #1983
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Books
  • Clothes and textiles

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!



RECYCLING CFL BULBS, BATTERIES & HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP
November 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Light Bulbs, Recycling

 

 

 

 

Check out the recycling of Holiday Lights and Extension Cords in Elk Grove Village!

Where:  Community Development Counter, Elk Grove Village Hall, 901 Wellington Avenue.

When:  During open hours, 8:30 to 5:00 until March 31, 2018

What:  Extension cords and holiday light strings.  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.

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Where:  Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road

When:  December 1 – February 2, 2018; During village hall hours

What:   Extension cords and holiday light strings.  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 more information, call Public Works at 847-490-6800

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Where:  Schaumburg Public Works, 714 S. Plum Grove Road

When:  Year round, 8-4 business hours

What:  Christmas light strands and extension cords

Who:  This dropoff recycling is available to Schaumburg residents.

For more information, call Public Works at 847-882-3586

 

 



PERMANENT ELECTRONICS RECYCLING LOCATION IN ELK GROVE VILLAGE
October 6, 2017, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling

Who:  eWorks

What:  All electronics.  There is a small charge for televisions.

When:  7:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Where:   1201 Estes Street, Elk Grove Village

Website:  www.eworksesi.org/

 

 



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
–  Mercurcy thermometers & thermostats
–  For SCARCE:  books, records, Britta & Pur filters, pitchers and accessories.

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.