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Recyclng Event to be held at the Service Center on October 21, 2017

The City of Park Ridge and the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce will host a recycling event on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC). Residents from Park Ridge and other SWANCC communities are eligible to participate. Materials will not be accepted from non-SWANCC residents, businesses, schools or institutions.

Electronics, textiles (clothing and shoes for reuse / recycle), and household batteries will be collected at the Public Works Service Center, 400 Busse Highway. Documents will be shredded across the street at Avenues to Independence, 515 Busse Highway.

To assist the Chamber of Commerce with its community projects and recycling efforts, a $5 donation is being requested, for which residents will receive a $5 coupon to use at select businesses on purchases of $20.

PAPER: Acceptable documents can include medical forms, bank statements, personal files and retired tax forms. There is a limit of six (6) file boxes or paper bags and all plastic, metal clips or binders must be removed. DO NOT BRING PAPER IN PLASTIC BAGS. Paper is cross-shredded on site and will be recycled at a mill to make new paper products.

ACCEPTED ELECTRONICS: Answering machines, Cable Receivers, Calculators, Camcorders, Cameras, CD and DVD players (no discs), Cell Phones, Computer Cables, Computer Monitors, Computers (desktop, notebook, tablet), Converter Boxes, Fax Machines, Keyboards, Microwaves, Mice, MP3 players, Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs), Power Tools and Cords, Printers, Satellite Receivers, Scanners, Shredders, Small Home Appliances (toasters, blenders, etc.), Stereo Equipment (no wood), Telephones, Televisions, Typewriters, Video Game Consoles, Video Recorders/Players (no VHS tapes) and Zip Drives.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Dehumidifiers, Humidifiers, Air Conditioners, Vacuum Cleaners, Refrigerators, Large Appliances, Copiers, Postage Machines, and Lead Acid Batteries.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Mike McGrath at 847-318-5243 or .

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