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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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HOFFMAN ESTATES’ COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE!
May 8, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Garage Sales, Upcoming Events

garage saleGot stuff?  If so, it’s time to plan on participating in Hoffman Estates’ Community Garage Sale–whether you’re buying or selling!

The sale is Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

A $25 deposit will reserve a space for Hoffman Estates residents who wish to sell.   The location is the Seascape Family Aquatic Center parking lot at 1300 Moon Lake Blvd., Hoffman Estates.  The fee is $35 for non-township residents.

To reserve your space or for more information, visit the Hoffman Estates Park District site here.  Spaces are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

 

 



MARKET @ THE METRA–IN HANOVER PARK!
April 30, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Marketplace, Upcoming Events

Looking for that perfect treasure at a reasonable price?  Find it at Market @ The Metra, a combination craft sale and community garage sale of old and new items, that is sponsored by the Village of Hanover Park.  Food vendors will also be on hand to provide refreshment.  The event is free and will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 to 4:00 at the Hanover Park Commuter Lot at the intersection of Barrington Road and Lake Street.

Please contact the Village Clerk’s Office at (630) 823-5602 for information on registration and fees.

Boy Scout Troop 398 will be preparing food for event participants and selling hot dogs, burgers, drinks, etc.

Additional food vendors are invited to sell approved pre-packaged food items and must also contact the Village Clerk’s office.  They may 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.

 

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.

 



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!



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.



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!



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.*