Schaumburg hosts 'Recycling Extravaganza' at Wintrust Field April 24
A Recycling Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the west lot of Wintrust Field, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg.
The five-hour event will include recycling of electronics, paint, document destruction and more, and is provided by the village of Schaumburg, the Schaumburg Township District Library and the Schaumburg Environmental Committee.
Participants will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
Electronics not requiring a fee to recycle include small appliances, microwaves, computers, keyboards and mice, radios, printers and more. Visit elginrecycling.com for the full list.
Televisions and monitors will require a fee of $25 for those under 21 inches; $35 for 21 inches and above. Payments with cash or credit may be made on-site.
Each person can bring up to two banker boxes of documents to be shred. Paper clips, staples and envelopes with windows are allowed. Not allowed are CDs, plastic bags, spiral notebooks and three-ring binders.
Cub Scout Pack 458 will be at the event to collect clean plastic items, including produce bags, grocery bags, ice bags, reclosable bags, cereal bags, bread bags, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, Bubble Wrap, plastic shipping envelopes, salt bags, case overwrap, pallet wrap, stretch film, and wood pellet bags.
Latex and oil-based paints may be recycled for a fee. Latex paints will cost $2.50 for quarts, $5 for gallons, $12 for buckets and $2 for spray cans. Oil-based paints cost $5 for quarts, $9 for gallons and $20 for buckets. Do not mix containers. Visit earthpaint.org for more information.
Many different types of clothing and household textiles also will be accepted. Visit simplerecycling.com for a full list.
Recyclable vegetable oil needs to be free of lard, fat, grease and grit.
Automotive, household alkaline and rechargeable batteries will be accepted.
Other items include books, bicycles, motor oil and antifreeze, compact fluorescent light bulbs, American flags, eyeglasses and fire extinguishers.
Not acceptable at the event are paint thinner, gas and other hazardous waste.
For more information, visit schaumburg.com/recyclingevent, call (847) 895-7100, or dial 311 in Schaumburg.