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Recycling event to be held August 17

Post Date:08/09/2019 5:18 PM

Hoffman Estates' annual recycling drop-off and document destruction event will take place Saturday, Aug. 17, 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. Simply drive to the Public Works Center, and workers will unload the recyclables from your car!

Sponsored by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), residents of Hoffman Estates and other SWANCC-member communities are invited to drop off electronics, documents, medication, sharps, light bulbs, paint and more for recycling at this free, one-day event. Proof of residency is required. 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.

New for 2019: Textiles and small household goods

Don't know what to do with unwanted textiles and small household items that can no longer be used? Bring them to the Village's annual recycling event on Saturday, Aug. 17! Accepted items include new or used clothing, boots and shoes, belts and ties, handbags, hats and gloves, toys, towels, sheets and blankets, small kitchen appliances, and more. Visit Simple Recycling online for a full list of accepted items.

About paper

Only sensitive documents will be accepted, including medical records, bank statements and retired tax forms. Do not include magazines, greeting cards or newspapers, as these can be recycled curbside. Paper is cross-shredded on site. Residents are limited to six file-size boxes or grocery-size paper bags of documents. Plastic, metal clips and binders should be removed. Do not bring paper in plastic bags. Plastic is a contaminant, as are photos, slides and any non-paper item.

About electronics

Remove electronics from plastic packaging and boxes before the event. Accepted electronic items include:

  • Cable and satellite receivers
  • Cell phones, PDAs and tablets
  • Computers (desktop and laptop) and computer equipment/components (e.g., cables, keyboards, monitors, mouse, etc.)
  • Converter boxes
  • Fax machines, printers and scanners
  • MP3 players
  • TVs
  • Videogame consoles
  • Video recorders/players
  • Zip drives

Items NOT accepted: air conditioners; batteries or battery back-ups; CDs, DVDs or VHS tapes; humidifiers/dehumidifiers; lamps; microwaves; refrigerators and other large home appliances; speakers; stereos; and vacuum cleaners.

Additional services

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

  • Textiles and small household goods
  • Expired drugs/sharps
  • Fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Printer cartridges
  • Latex (water-based) paint:
    • Quarts: $2
    • One-gallon containers: $4
    • Five-gallon buckets: $10

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

For more information about this recycling event and other sustainability programs, visit www.hoffmanestates.org/green.

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