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Annual recycling & shredding event Aug. 18

Post Date:08/07/2018 9:32 AM

Bring your recyclables to Public Works and let us unload them from your car! Hoffman Estates is hosting a free one-day recycling drop-off and document destruction event on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Due to high participation, residents are advised to arrive early at the Susan H. Kenley-Rupnow Public Works Center, 2305 Pembroke Ave. The event will conclude promptly at 1 p.m.

Document destruction and electronics recycling
Sponsored by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), this portion is for residents of Hoffman Estates and other SWANCC-member communities only, and proof of residency is required. There is no cost to attend.

Materials will not be accepted from businesses, schools or non-SWANCC residents. 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, and all electronics will be recycled by COM2 Recycling Solutions. For more information about these companies, visit www.shredd.net or www.com2recycling.com.

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

Accepted electronic items include:
• Computers and computer equipment/components (e.g., cables, keyboards, mouse, etc.)
• Printers, scanners, copy machines and fax machines
• Microwaves
• Small home appliances (e.g., toasters, blenders, etc.)
• Cell phones, PDAs and tablets
• Stereos equipment (no wood) 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
• Calculators

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

Additional services
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 collected by Earth Paint:
o Quarts: $2
o One-gallon containers: $4
o Five-gallon buckets: $10
Earth Paint will recycle the collected paint to produce a quality paint at their recycling center in Wood Dale, providing paid positions for people with disabilities while diverting chemicals from our environment.

NOTE: flammable materials and pressurized containers (e.g., spray paint cans) will not be accepted.