Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Arlington Heights Electronic Recycling, Document Shredding Event Saturday, April 30 at Racetrack -- 9am to 12 Noon

If you have old electronics, piles of documents you no longer need or old bicycles, you can get rid of them at the Arlington Heights Spring Sweep event, Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. – Noon

The new location for the event is in the parking lot of Arlington Park Race Track, 2200 W. Euclid Avenue (behind the train station at the southwest corner of Northwest Highway and N. Wilke Road). The entrance to the parking lot is located on North Wilke Road, just south of Northwest Highway.

The event includes electronics (see below for a list of acceptable items), document destruction (up to three legal-sized boxes per vehicle) and the collection of old, usable bikes. Residents from the suburban area are welcome to participate.

The event is sponsored by the Village of Arlington Heights Special Events Commission, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC). Thanks to Arlington Park for the generous use of their parking lot.

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) will oversee the electronic recycling. No electronic materials from schools, businesses or other institutions is permitted. Information on SWANCC's electronic recycling sites and events.

Here's a list of acceptable items that will be collected:
Answering machines
Cable receiver
Converter Box
Computer cable
Computer monitors
Computers (Desktops, Notebooks, Tablets)
Copy Machines
DVD player or similar video device
Fax machines
Mobile telephones
Mouse or keyboards
MP3 players
Portable digital assistants (PDAs)
Power tools or cords
Printers (including multi-function printer, copiers and printer/fax combinations)
Satellite Receiver
Small home appliances (microwaves, toasters, blenders, vacuum cleaners, mini refrigerators)
Stereo Equipment
Televisions – no size limit
Video game consoles
Videocassette recorder/player (VHS)
Zip drives

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