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Newspapers covering Hoffman Estates:

Hoffman Estates recycling event on August 15

Post Date:07/30/2015 1:23 PM

The Village of Hoffman Estates will host its annual recycling event on Saturday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Susan Kenley-Rupnow Public Works Center, 2305 Pembroke Ave. The free one-day recycling drop-off and document destruction event is in partnership with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).

In addition to electronics, the Village will be accepting these items for recycling:

  • Expired drugs/sharps (note: a second drop-off event for controlled substances is planned for Sept. 26)

  • Fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs

  • Batteries

  • Printer cartridges

  • Latex (water-based) paint (small fee) 

There is no cost to attend, but this event is for residents of SWANCC-member communities only, and proof of residency is required. Materials from businesses, institutions or schools will not be accepted. If you cannot come to the Hoffman Estates recycling day, you may attend any SWANCC recycling event (proof of residency required). Seewww.swancc.org for more collection dates.

Simply drive to the Public Works Center, and workers will unload the recyclables from your car.

All paper, including medical records, bank statements and retired tax forms, is shredded on site by Accurate Document

Destruction, a division of Groot Industries, Inc., and all electronics will be recycled by Com2 Recycling Solutions. For more information about these companies, visit www.shredd.net or www.com2recycling.com.

Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but binders should be removed. Residents will be limited to six grocery-size paper bags or file-size boxes of documents. Do not bring paper in plastic bags.

Accepted items include:

  • Computers and computer equipment/components

  • Printers, scanners and fax machines

  • Cell phones, PDAs and tablets

  • TVs and VHS and DVD players

  • Humidifiers and small home appliances

  • DVRs, cable and satellite receivers, and converter boxes

  • Video game consoles, stereos and portable music devices

For a list of acceptable items, as well as information about this recycling event and other "green" programs, visit www.hoffmanestates.org/green.

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