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Recycling & shredding event on Saturday August 13

Post Date:07/26/2016 1:46 PM

The Village of Hoffman Estates, in partnership with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), will host a free one-day recycling drop-off and document destruction event.

The free drop-off will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Susan H. Kenley-Rupnow Public Works Center, 2305 Pembroke Ave.

In addition to electronics, the Village will be accepting these items for recycling:
• Expired drugs/sharps
• Fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs
• Batteries
• Printer cartridges
• Latex (water-based) paint:
o Quarts: $2
o One-gallon containers: $3.50
o Two-gallon buckets: $5
o Five-gallon buckets: $10

Document destruction and electronics recycling
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). Visit www.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.

Metal binders and clips 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, copy machines and fax machines
• Microwaves
• Small home appliances (e.g., toasters, blenders, etc.)
• Cell phones, PDAs and tablets
• Stereos and MP3 players
• Cameras and camcorders
• Cellphones, landline phones and answering machines
• Power tools and cords
• TVs (no wood) and VHS, DVD and CD players (no tapes or discs)
• DVRs, cable and satellite receivers, and converter boxes
• Videogame consoles

Do NOT bring humidifiers/dehumidifiers, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, refrigerators and other large home appliances.

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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