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HOFFMAN ESTATES WATER CONSERVATION CHALLENGE 2017!
March 16, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Water

Mayor McLeod, the Village of Hoffman Estates, and the Wyland Foundation have challenged Village businesses and residents to conserve water and save energy.  If you or your business make a pledge from now until March 31, 2017, you will be entered to win a piece of art picked out by marine life artist and conservationist Wyland.

The annual National Mayor’s Challenge, in support of conservation, asks residents to pledge to save one of our most precious natural resources (water!) through simple at-home efforts that can make a real difference. The Challenge is a community service campaign created specifically to boost conservation and education efforts.

Residents who wish to participate:

  1. Go to mywaterpledge.com;
  2. Make simple, easy-to-do pledges to save our natural resources;
  3. See how much water your pledges save;
  4. If your city wins, you are eligible to win prizes!

Join Mayor McLeod, the Village of Hoffman Estates, and the Wyland Foundation in the National Mayor’s Challenge to preserve our natural resources!

Text used, courtesy of the Hoffman Estates e-newsletter.



GARDEN PLOTS IN HOFFMAN ESTATES AVAILABLE SOON
March 4, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Gardening

Beginning Monday, April 3, 2017, the Village of Hoffman Estates will be reserving plots in the community gardens. Residents can rent a garden plot for $25 per plot.   Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis by calling 847-490-6800 or email at publicworks@hoffmanestates.org, beginning at 8:30 A.M.  No calls or emails will be accepted before that time.

Calls and messages received after 8:30 a.m. and left on voicemail or email will be recorded with the date and time called in.

When requesting a plot by voicemail or email, be sure to include your name, address, phone number, garden location (north or south), and your top three preferred plot numbers.  Plot assignments will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Residents will only be able to reserve one plot.  Requests for additional garden plots will be put on a waiting list, and assigned only if space remains available after the initial sign-up.

 



NATIVE PLANT SALE & BACKYARDS FOR NATURE FAIR
March 1, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Gardening

native-plant1In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Spring Valley and the Schaumburg Community Garden Club is sponsoring their annual Native Plant Sale and Backyards for Nature Fair.  Pictures and descriptions of native wildflowers, grasses, trees and shrubs are online at www.schaumburggardenclub.com.

Pre-orders are being accepted through Friday, May 5.  Quantities and varieties cannot be guaranteed for orders received after a certain date.  Once your form is completed, payment will be accepted in the form of credit card or check made payable to Spring Valley Nature Center.  All sales are final.

Pre-Order pick-up is:
Saturday, May 20 from 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Please visit on Sunday, TENT SALE DAY, as additional plants and shrubs may be available for purchase on that day!

The address for Spring Valley is 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL.

A shuttle bus service will be available on Sunday for additional parking.  Overflow parking is at the administration building of District 54, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.   Assistance will be provided to load your plants onto the bus for the return trip to District 54.

For more information, call 847/985-2100 or keep an eye on their website.



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 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!



DUPAGE RIVER SWEEP
September 20, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Cleanup, Volunteering

DuPage RiverThe Conservation Foundation is conducting its 25th Annual River Sweep, a countrywide clean-up which encourages citizens to improve local waterways by removing debris and litter from a section of stream or pond.  The event is being held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

The Hanover Park Environmental Committee would like to lead a group of volunteers in cleaning a section of the West Branch of the DuPage River.  For more information or to sign up, contact the Environmental Committee Hotline at 630-823-5706.  Rain date is October 15.)

Photo taken by Tom Musch at https://tommusch.wordpress.com/

 



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.*