Sunday, April 15, 2012
Elmhurst College's recycling event saw a huge turnout—so much so that not everyone made it through the lines in the allotted time.
Vehicles were lined up for blocks on Saturday for Elmhurst College's annual recycling event, and this year's haul was a record. Dozens of volunteers, most of them students from Elmhurst College, processed the contents of each car, minivan and truck after guiding them into the correct lines for donation. Bicycles, wheelchairs, sewing machines, typewriters, vacuum cleaners, household appliances, baby items, batteries, light bulbs, and especially electronics, were dropped off by the carload. A special paper-shredding area, a partnership with DuPage County, also saw steady traffic. A new state law banning the curbside disposal of electronics no doubt had an impact on the volume of items collected in this category. Hundreds of old PC's and …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Many items welcome at this Saturday's event, including electronics.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
According to the EPA 2010 Municipal Solid Waste report, the average U.S. citizen generates 4.43 pounds of waste per person per day. Statistics suggest DuPage County residents are anything but average, generating nearly 8 pounds of waste per person per day. Elmhurst College’s Recycling Extravaganza, Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, provides an alternative for ridding your home of unwanted items. Instead of putting them out on the curb for the City of Elmhurst’s free refuse collection day, drop them at the college for recycling and repurposing. “It’s personally satisfying to do something meaningful with unwanted items rather than sending them to the landfill,” said Christine Smith, associate dean of students and director of residence …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Roll up your sleeves and kick your old stuff to the curb; most of it will be gone before the garbage trucks arrive.
Having a hard time getting motivated to spring-clean your house? The city of Elmhurst is providing some much-needed inspiration. This week marks the city’s annual Spring Clean-Up Week, and it’s time to let it all go. Extra garbage trucks will be cruising around town late into the evening to pick up your stuff, however most of it will be gone before the garbage trucks arrive. Thrifty families look forward to cleanup week to drive around in pickups and vans looking for treasures to recycle. Just have everything out on the curb on your regular pickup day, either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, April 13, 14 or 15, and watch it all disappear. It’s a great way to lighten up for spring. You can find the complete list of what is accepted and not …