Palatine Lions, township to host electronic recycling event May 8

By Paul Ploumis

An electronics recycling event will be co-hosted by Palatine Township and the Palatine Lions Club from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 8. This service is provided to all township residents, and no appointment is necessary.

"We are happy to partner with the Palatine Lions Club to offer electronics recycling free of charge for all Palatine Township residents," said Sharon Langlotz-Johnson.

The electronics recycling event will be held in the parking lot of Palatine Township Center, 721 S. Quentin Road in Palatine. Motorists must enter from westbound Illinois Street, just east of Quentin Road. Stay in your car and your items will be unloaded by volunteers.

Vehicles dropping off items are to stay to the right side of Illinois Street, so as not to obstruct general traffic before entering the township parking lot.

Businesses and individuals can drop off a variety of items free of charge, including computers, cellphones, power cords and cables, computer keyboards and mice, printers, CD, DVD and VCR players, DVRs, small electrical appliances, flat screen monitors and flat screen TVs, as well as car, marine, power tool and residential-use batteries.

There is a charge of $25 per microwave to recycle.

Items that will not be accepted include tube TVs, CRT's, dehumidifiers, light bulbs, white goods (washing machines or dryers), paint or hazardous materials.

For information, call Palatine Township at (847) 358-6700. Or visit the website at palatinetownship-il.gov/electronic-recycling/ for a complete list of acceptable items.