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DOCUMENT SHREDDING FOR SCHAUMBURG RESIDENTS
February 21, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventWHAT:  Document Shredding  (2 boxes maximum)

WHERE:  Engineering and Public Works Open House
714 S. Plum Grove Road
Schaumburg

WHEN:  Saturday, April 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. or until the truck is full

WHO:  Village of Schaumburg Residents only

PARTICULARS:  No cardboard, plastic bags, books or binders, cd’s/hard drives/metallic objects of any kind will be accepted. Staples and paper clips can be included with paper documents.

No business or institutional waste will be accepted.



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

It’s never too late to start getting 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.

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, cell phones, cameras (film, magnetic tape, digital), palm organizers, gaming consoles,  joysticks/game controls, scanners/fax machines, pagers, paper shredders and answering machines, toner/ink cartridges, household/rechargeable batteries and small household appliances including microwaves.

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

Document shredding is limited to two copy boxes per Village of Schaumburg resident only.

Miscellaneous Items:  rechargeable and automotive batteries only; modest amounts of motor oil and antifreeze;  holiday light strands, extension cords, phone wiring and coaxial cable; CFL light bulbs; eyeglasses; bicycles; fire extinguishers and American flags.

Clothing: Clothing, shoes, purses, belts, hats, back packs, towels, linens and more.

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.

The following vendors will be participating in the event.  We thank them for their service!

  • Interstate Battery
  • Elgin Recycling Inc.
  • Working Bikes Cooperative
  • Illinois Recovery Group
  • S.C.A.R.C.E
  • Republic Services/ARC Disposal
  • TGA Wireless Recycling
  • Lions Club
  • Ellsworth Meineke American Legion Post #1983
  • USA Again

Now’s 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.



FALL RECYCLING EVENT IN SCHAUMBURG
August 22, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Paint, Shredding event

Paint cansThe Village of Schaumburg is hosting a Fall Recycling Event that will include electronics and paint recycling as well as document shredding!

When:  Saturday, Oct. 22 2016. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Where:  The west parking lot of Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg.

Who:  Schaumburg residents only (participants will be asked to show ID)

What:  Shredding event.  The limit is up to two banker boxes of documents per household.  DocuShred will have a shredder on site and residents can witness their documents entering the shredder.  This will be available until the truck reaches capacity.

What:  Paint Recycling: Epaint Recycling Solutions will give residents the opportunity to dispose of those old paint cans that are taking up valuable shelf space. Good News! Epaint Recycling is now excepting Oil Based and Latex Paints for recycling. Charges apply as follows:

Latex Paint:

quart = $1.00/can

gallon cans = $2.00/pail

5 gallon pail = $9.00/pail

Oil Based Paint/Stains:

quart = $4.00/can

gallon cans = $8.00/pail

5 gallon pail = $20.00/pail

CASH ONLY to be paid to Epaint Recycling Solutions.

What:  Electronics Recycling:  

Elgin Recycling will provide electronics recycling to include computers, small appliances, electronic toys, copper wire and more… Click here for a list. Televisions and monitors will incur a charge as follows:

$25 per each TV/monitor up to 21” (not including LCD monitors)

$35 per each TV/monitor 22” and above (not including LCD monitors)

$55 per each wood console/rear projection TV

$5 per each LCD monitor

$5 additional charge for any of the above with a cracked or broken screen

Both cash and major credit cards will be accepted.

Cash or Credit to be paid to Elgin Recycling at the event.

Not Accepted:

Hazardous waste, oil, antifreeze, clothes, fire extinguishers, large appliances, and anything that is not listed above.

For more information, dial 311 within the Village of Schaumburg or contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at (847) 882-3586.



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.

 



ELECTRONICS DROP-OFF/DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
June 30, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Shredding event

electronics recyclingBoth SWANCC communities in Schaumburg Township–Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates–will be able to take part in the upcoming Electronics Drop-off/Document Shredding Event in Hoffman Estates.  Residents from these two communities only may participate.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 9 am – Noon, 2305 Pembroke Avenue, Hoffman Estates 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
  • Postage Machines
  • Power Tools or Cords
  • Printers (Multi-function Printers)
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.)
  • Stereo Equipment (no wood)
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (Tube and Flat Screen)
  • Typewriters
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Video Recorders/Players
  • Zip Drives

Typical documents that can be shredded include medical records, bank statements, personal files, retired tax forms, etc. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders should be removed. Residents will be limited to two banker-sized boxes of documents.

Visit www.swancc.org for more information.



DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
June 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventWHAT:  Berkshire Hathaway–Starck Realtors Shredding Event.  5 document box limit.

WHO:  Area residents welcome.  No businesses please.

WHEN:  June 25, 2016.  10:00 – 1:00

WHERE:  Berkshire Hathaway–Starck Realtors, 2540 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg