Come to the Green Side


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.



MAXWELL STREET MARKET–IN HANOVER PARK!
May 6, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Marketplace, Upcoming Events

Looking for that perfect treasure at a reasonable price?  Find it at Maxwell Street Market @ The Metra, a community wide garage sale, that is sponsored by the Village of Hanover Park.  The event is free and will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Hanover Park Commuter Lot at the intersection of Church Street and Lake Street.

Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with a total of two spaces, maximum.  Hanover Park residents may purchase 1 space for $25 and 2 spaces for $40.  Non-residents may purchase 1 space for $30 and 2 spaces for $50.

Food vendors must bring only pre-packaged items.  1 space for $40 and 2 spaces for $60.

There will be no rain date scheduled for the event.  Fees are nonrefundable.  Any unsold spaces will be sold at the gate the morning of the sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional rules and applications are available through the Village Clerk’s office or here.  Please contact the Village Clerk’s Office at (630) 823-5601 for any questions.



ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR SPONSORED BY THE SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP DISTRICT LIBRARY AND THE VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG
March 29, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Green Program, Upcoming Events

Green Fair 2The Schaumburg Township District Library and the Environmental Committee of the Village of Schaumburg are sponsoring an Environmental Fair on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 12:00 to 3:00 at the library.

Come and learn about all things “green” by

  • Visiting booths
  • Attending workshops to build a bird feeder, learning to attract songbirds to your garden, and using natural landscaping to attract and feed pollinators
  • Participating in demonstrations on how weather systems are created
  • Picking up printed information and giveaways
  • Collection of eyeglasses, keys and cell phones.
  • Recycling Avenue small electronics collection.

Recycling Avenue will accept a variety of small electronics.  Televisions and CRT monitors will NOT be accepted.

Booth participants in the library’s lobby will include:  Spring Valley Nature Center, The Tomato Lady, Schaumburg Garden Club, Schaumburg Bicycle Club,  Gifts of the World Fair Trade, Hoffman Estates Garden Club,  Northwest Cook County Group of the Illinois Sierra Club, Illinois Solar Energy Association, Master Gardeners, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and SCARCE.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore will NOT have a collection this year but will be represented at a table in the lobby.

A craft project for kids, ages 8-14 will also be held during the fair.  Registration is not required.

Come one, come all for an afternoon of Coming to the Green Side!



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!



MARKET @ THE METRA IN HANOVER PARK
September 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Upcoming Events

garage saleLooking for that perfect treasure at a reasonable price?  You might just find it at Market @ the Metra in Hanover Park!

Hanover Park residents and neighbors will gather to sell their old treasures, handmade crafts, and new merchandise. We welcome all to swing by and bargain a good deal on quality items!

The event is free and will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Hanover Park Commuter Lot at the intersection of Church Street and Lake Street.  

*For Vendors:  This year we will also make it possible for food vendors to sell approved pre-packaged food items.  Interested vendors are to contact the Clerk’s Office for information on registration and fees at 630-823-5602.  Or, find the application here

Vendor registrations the day of the event will be accepted upon space availability, with the exception of pre-packaged food vendors, which will be required to submit their registration for approval a week prior to the event.  Set-up for all vendors the day of the event starts at 7:00 am and closes at 9:00 am. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  There will be no rain date scheduled for the event.  Fees are nonrefundable. Each space is 9 feet wide by 18 feet deep.*

 



EARTH HOUR 2016
March 1, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Upcoming Events

Earth hourBe a part of Earth Hour on March 19, 2016 by turning off your lights at 8:30 p.m. local time for one hour.

Earth Hour Global and the World Wildlife Fund are asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, participants in last year’s Earth Hour in the United States included the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Las Vegas Strip and the United Nations headquarters.

You can make a statement by participating.  For one hour, you can come to the dark side!