Schaumburg to Host Annual Fall Recycling Event Oct. 9

By Paul Ploumis

The Village of Schaumburg will host its annual Fall Recycling Event on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon in the west parking lot of Wintrust Field, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road. The community-wide event will include document destruction, electronics recycling and paint recycling. Some items will incur fees.

Docu-Shred will provide document destruction that will be available until the truck reaches capacity. Schaumburg residents can bring up to two banker boxes per vehicle to be shredded.

EarthPaint.org will accept both latex and oil-based paint for recycling for a fee. Charges range from $2.50 per quart and $5 per gallon for latex paint and up to $5 per quart and $9 per gallon for oil-based paint and stains. Charges will be based on the type of can that is disposed, not on the amount of material in the can. Please do not mix containers. A full list of fees is listed on the village's website at www.schaumburg.com/recyclingevent. EarthPaint.org will accept cash or credit onsite.

Elgin Recycling will offer electronics recycling including computers, small appliances, cell phones, electronic toys, copper wire and more. Televisions and monitors up to 20 inches will incur a charge of $25 and $35 for televisions and monitors 21 inches and over. Visit the village's website at www.schaumburg.com/recyclingevent for a full list of fees and accepted items. Elgin Recycling will accept cash or credit onsite.

The Fall Recycling Event will not accept hazardous waste, oil, antifreeze, clothes, fire extinguishers or large appliances. Residents with hazardous waste can use the Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 156 Fort Hill Dr., Naperville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call Naperville's facility at (630) 420-6095.

For more information on the Fall Recycling Event, visit the village's website at www.schaumburg.com/recyclingevent, dial 311 in the village or call the Engineering & Public Works Department at (847) 895-7100.