Thursday, March 14, 2013
SWANCC is hosting the free recycling event on April 7.
- GOING GREEN
Thursday, March 14
Since 1999, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) has provided a variety of electronics recycling programs for residents in its member communities. Programs currently offered include permanent drop-off locations in Glenview, Winnetka, Hoffman Estates and Mount Prospect and one-day events. The Village of Skokie will host an electronics recycling event on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Niles North High School, 9800 N Lawler Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The electronics recycling component will be part of a larger recycling event for the annual Skokie Spring Greening community expo. More information can be found at skokiespringgreening.org. As of January 1, 2012, under the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act, the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Your Christmas light strings have had it? Bring them, and expired extension cords, in for recycling.
If you're taking down your holiday lights, you can help the environment by recycling them. The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, which includes many member municipalities, Elgin Recycling, Inc. and the Village of Niles are accepting worn-out, frayed and non-working light strings and extension cords. According to Niles' Environmental Practices Committee, the strands and cords will be chopped and baled and sold as a commodity to industry. They'll eventually be made into new products, thus keeping the old items out of landfills. Anyone may drop off holiday lights, through Feb. 28, at Stay in the loop! Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Models show off designs made of materials diverted from the landfill in an effort to showcase environmental awareness.
Nearly 450 people turned out for the fifth annual Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook Cook County (SWANCC) Trashy Fashion Show, held at the Skokie Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy Ave, Thursday night. Forty-two designers decked out models in outfits made of 90 percent recycled materials such as plastic bags, pillow shams, newspapers, chip bags and packaging materials. The goal was to use creativity to show the importance of recycling and reusing. Earlier: Last year's Trashy Fashion Show The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County sponsored the event in recognition of America Recycles Day on Thursday. Get more info. Like Patch on Facebook
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
That was for six months; trustee urges residents to recycle. However, residents have been recycling less, not more.
Guess what--your old newspapers, cans and other recyclables are worth money. $21, 837 for the six months from November to April, to be exact. That's the amount the Village of Niles took in from the recyclables it gathered from residents. Groot Industries Inc., a waste disposal company, pays the Solid Waste Agency of Cook County (SWANCC) for recyclable materials that its member municipalities, of which Niles is one, collect from residents. Niles Trustee Louella Preston, who sits on the SWANCC board, announced the payment to Niles at the June 26 village board meeting. "So I encourage you to do more recycling," she told the audience. Unfortunately, SWANCC statistics indicate the trend is that residents in Niles and other municipalities are …