On Saturday, September 10, 2016 the Village of Buffalo Grove is scheduled to host a combined recycling event at the parking lot behind Banner Plumbing, 151 Hastings, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Residents from Buffalo Grove and other SWANCC communities are eligible to participate. However, materials will not be accepted from non-SWANCC residents, businesses, schools, institutions, and IDs will be checked for verification of residency. Residents can check at the SWANCC website to see if they qualify.
As residents drive up in their vehicles, workers will remove the paper documents and acceptable electronics. Residents are asked to stay in their cars. Acceptable documents can include medical forms, bank statements, personal files and retired tax forms. Residents are allowed to bring up to six file-size boxes or paper bags of paper documents and are asked to remove any plastic/metal clips or binders and NOT to put paper in plastic bags before dropping off, according to a news release.
In addition to Buffalo Grove’s one-day event, SWANCC offers ongoing collection sites for electronics to residents in member communities at these locations:
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Glenview Transfer Station, 1151 N River Road, Des Plaines
Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassel Road
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, Mount Prospect Public Works, 1700 W Central Road
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, Winnetka Public Works, 1390 Willow Road.
Accepted Electronics at SWANCC-Sponsored Events
Answering Machines, Cable Receiver, Calculators, Camcorders, Cameras, CD and DVD players (no disks), Cell Phones, Computer Cables, Computer monitors, Computers (Desktop, Notebook, Tablet), Converter Boxes, Copy Machines, Fax Machines, Microwaves, Mice, Keyboards, MP3 Players, Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs), Postage Machines, Power Tools and Cords, Printers (Multi-function Printers), Satellite Receiver, Scanners, Shredders, Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.), Stereo Equipment (no wood), Landline Telephones, Televisions (all types), Typewriters, Video Game Consoles, Video Recorders/Players (no VHS tapes) and Zip Drives.
Residents should NOT bring Dehumidifiers, Humidifiers, Air Conditioners, Vacuum Cleaners, Refrigerators and other large home appliances.
“SWANCC is proud to provide a variety of drop-off locations to assist its residents with the task of recycling sensitive documents, banned electronics and other items, so that potentially harmful and recoverable materials are diverted from the landfill,” stated Mary Allen, SWANCC Recycling and Education Director.
For more information on SWANCC’s recycling programs or other recycling information, please contact the Agency at (847) 724-9205 or visit SWANCC’s website at swancc.org.
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