Come to the Green Side

May 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Hazardous Wastes

The Village of Schaumburg is holding a FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event!  It is sponsored by the Illinois EPA and Urban Street Group.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Motorola Solutions
1301 Algonquin Road  (east parking lot)
Schaumburg, IL

All Hazardous Waste collections are for residential waste only.  No business waste will be accepted.

Accepted items:
  • Aerosal paints/pesticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Cleaning Products
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fluorescent lamp bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Household batteries
  • Insecticides
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Medicines/Pharmaceuticals
  • Mercury
  • Motor Oil
  • Oil based paint only (no latex)
  • Paint thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Solvents
 All Hazardous Waste Events are FREE and for Illinois residents ONLY.
For additional information, dial 311 in Schaumburg or call 847-895-4500 at the village.

May 18, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets

farmers-market-2Check out the farm-fresh products at the 10th Annual Elk Grove Village Farmers’ Market. The Market is open from June 3 to October 14, 2017 on every Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can find the Market at the Clock Tower on the municipal grounds at 1000 Wellington Avenue in Elk Grove Village.

The Elk Grove Farmer’s Market offers a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, breads, meats and baked goods. There will also be vendors featuring items such as salsas, flowers, nuts, honey, popcorn, doggie treats and more. New vendors with special or seasonal items will attend as the Market progresses.

If you have any questions please contact or email  or


May 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Bees



WHAT:  Apiary Open House

WHEN:  Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.

WHERE:  2500 Army Trail Road, Hanover Park, IL

Visit their beehives, learn about honey bees, and see how you can get started keeping honey bees in Hanover Park.  Beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions about this fun, fascinating, and increasingly important hobby.

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.

May 5, 2017, 7:01 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling, Shredding event

Who:  Hoffman Estates Community Bank
When:  Saturday, May 6, 2017
Where:  2497 W. Golf Road, Hoffman Estates, IL

What documents:  Limit of three paper bags/small boxes of paper per person.
What electronics:  Printers (dot matrix, inkjet and laser), fax machines, DVD and VCR players, cell phones, telephones, wireless devices, video game consoles, cable boxes and modems, hard drives, disk/media drives, home electronic medical equipment, PCs, laptops, servers and monitors.

May 1, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Electronics, Recycling

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017   9 am – Noon, Fire Station 8, 1000 Oakton Street, Elk Grove Village,  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
  • Power Tools or Cords
  • Printers (Multi-function Printers)
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.)
  • Stereo Equipment (no wood)
  • Telephones
  • Televisions (All Types)
  • Typewriters
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Video Recorders/Players
  • Zip Drives

Visit for more information.

April 30, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Biking

Join in the fun at the Fahrrad Tour von Schaumburg Bike Ride and Picnic!

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 come celebrate Schaumburg’s heritage and extensive bike route network with a seven mile ride on off-street bike paths and on-street bike lanes before winding up at the grounds of Schaumburg’s beautiful Atcher Municipal Center.

The ride will begin at 12:00 at Blackwell Elementary School, 345 N. Walnut Lane, Schaumburg.  We will finish the ride at 2:15 at the Atcher Municipal Center where there will be food and entertainment.

Pre-registration is not required for this free event.  Beginners and riders with training wheels are not advised to participate.

Event sponsors:  Schaumburg Park District and Village of Schaumburg.  For more information, call 847-985-2115.