Come to the Green Side

October 6, 2017, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Cleanup, Volunteering

Who:  Cook County Forest Preserve

What:  The Forest Preserve will deploy groups to clean up different sections of the Busse Reservoir shoreline.

When:  Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Where:  Busse Boating Center.  Entrance is off Higgins Road, just east of Route 53

How:  Sign up here.

Are you angered or saddened when you see litter threatening the health of the plants and animals that call the Preserves home? Channel those negative emotions and do something positive! Rally your friends and family members and come out to the Busse Boating Center for our first targeted shoreline cleanup.

Litter is a serious problem, but the cleanup will be fun. Forest Preserve Staff will work to deploy groups to different sections of the Busse Reservoir shoreline. Compete with fellow volunteers to see who can collect the most trash. Prizes will be awarded for the largest team and for the heaviest bag of trash. Get photographed with your weirdest piece of litter—one person’s trash might be your “Catch of the Day”. All participants earn serious bragging rights.

Trash grabbers, gloves and bags and refreshments will be provided. Wearing rubber boots is highly encouraged.

Photo is used courtesy of Biking Illinois.



September 17, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Cleanup, Volunteering

DuPage RiverThe Conservation Foundation is conducting its 26th 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 14, 2017 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 21.)

Photo taken by Tom Musch at


September 5, 2017, 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, September 16, 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.

August 17, 2017, 11:17 pm
Filed under: Electronics, Paint, Shredding event

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

When:  Saturday, October 14, 2017. 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)

Paper shredding services will be available at no cost to residents. Attendees will also be able to recycle latex and oil-based paints.  Electronic items include computers, small appliances, cell phones, electronic toys, copper wire and more will be accepted.

The following fees will be charged for both types of paints, televisions and monitors:

Latex Paint:
1 Quart=$1
1 Gallon=$2
5 Gallons=$9

Oil Based Paints/Stains:
1 Quart=$4
1 Gallon=$8
5 Gallons=$20

Televisions and Monitors:
TV/Monitor up to 21″ (not including LCD monitors)=$25
TV/Monitor 22 and above (not including LCD monitors=$35
LCD Monitor=$15

For more information, contact Martin Metreger at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.

August 14, 2017, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding eventState Representative Michelle Mussman, and Boy Scout Troop #493 are giving you the FREE opportunity to shred those old documents and paperwork in your home.

The shredding will take place at:  Trickster Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

For questions, please call Rep. Mussman’s office at 847-923-9104

August 10, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Roselle Community Recycling & Shredding Event

When:  Saturday, September 9, 2017.  8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Where:  Roselle Metra Station, 540 Irving Park Road, Roselle

Who:  Co-sponsored by the Bloomingdale Township Highway Department,  Itasca Bank & Trust and the Village of Roselle.


****The following options are available to the public:

  • Document shredding.  There is a 4-5 per person limit.  No newspapers, magazines or binders.
  • Thermometer recycling.
  • Winter clothing.
  • Bicycles–working and non-working.
  • Batteries from the following items:  Cars, trucks, cordless phones, cordless tools, two-way radios, camcorders, cameras, bar code scanners, cell phones, laptops.
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, printer ink cartridges, cell phones, holiday lights, keys.
  • Miscellaneous:  new and gently used clothing, linens, footwear, household items, dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps, small appliances, toys, games and sporting goods.
  • Paint:  $2 per gallon fee for latex paint.  $8 per gallon fee for oil based paint.  Paint must be in original container.

****The following options are available to residents of Roselle and Bloomingdale Township:

  • Electronic recycling of the following items:  computers and peripherals, data center equipment (power suppliers), office and telecommunication equipment (copiers, fax machines, phone systems, cell phones, hand held devices, projection equipment, audio equipment, video equipment, TVs, calculators, security equipment, typewriters.



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.