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 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Are you looking for a place to recycle old electronics?
The Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act does not allow people to throw away TVs, computer monitors and other types of electronics. However, the nonprofit Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County has two permanent locations for electronics recycling: The drop-off sites are closed during holidays and available only to SWANCC's member communities which include Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Glenview, Niles, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Palatine, Skokie, Winnetka and Wilmette. Aside from the permanent locations, SWANCC will sometimes have electronics recycling events in communities. Electronics recycling does not include household hazadous materials. It also does not include items such as microwaves, home appliances, …
Friday, December 7, 2012
More than 35 costumes were created using thrown out items such as VHS tapes, prom dresses and even umbrellas, among other things.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, December 7, 2012
Perhaps Ben Stiller's "Zoolander" wasn't that far off with its Derelict fashion concept. More than 35 recycled-designed costumes were on display at the Solid Waste Agency of Cook County's (SWANCC) Trashy Fashion Show. The models represented more than 50 designers. According to SWANCC, 90 percent of the outfits were made from items that are found in everyday garbage, including old chef coats, t-shirts, prom dresses, Halloween costumes, jeans, candy wrappers and packaging materials, among other things (like VHS tapes and umbrellas). For the sixth annual showing, this year's theme was based on movies like "Harry Potter," "The Hunger Games" and "Black Swan." Residents from Arlington Heights, Barrington, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Part Project Runway and part recyling, tonight's Trashy Fashion Show, sponsored by a recycling agency, will have you oohing and aahing over the inspired designs.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Pam DeFiglio
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In the past, the young local designers who create fashion from recyclables have had audiences marveling over their beautiful, fun, and sometimes just quirky creations. The fact that they've created them out of gum wrappers, or seatbelt straps, or plastic sheeting only adds to the fun--and sense of eco-chic. EARLIER: Video of Trashy Fashion Show The runway show, sponsored by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) runs tonight, Thursday Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Chicago, 5300 W. Touhy, Skokie, in recognition of America Recycles Day. More than 50 designers, as young as age 12, created 40 outfits from materials that were kept out of landfills. They include repurposed textiles such as chef coats, prom dresses, t…
Monday, January 2, 2012
As of Jan. 1, no electronics can be thrown into landfills.
If you got a new television or computer for Christmas or Hanukkah and want to get rid of the old one, you can’t throw it in the trash. As of Jan. 1 landfills will not take electronic equipment of any kind. The ban is a result of a new law authored and guided through the Illinois General Assembly by state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). In all, more than 30 items including televisions, monitors, computers, fax machines, VCRs, scanners and printers can no longer be deposited with regular trash. Homes, multi-unit buildings, condos, schools, libraries, houses of worship and park districts will not have to pay for this new service. "The idea is to have original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) pick up some of the recycling costs," said Mary…
Friday, July 29, 2011
Bring your documents and electronics to the Niles Public Services Department between 9 a.m. and noon.
Niles residents will have an opportunity to safely dispose of documents with confidential information Saturday. Old computers and other electronics will also be collected for recycling at the event. The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County is sponsoring the document destruction and electronics recycling event, which will take place 9 a.m. to noon at the Niles Public Services Department, 6849 Touhy Ave, according to a press release. There is no cost, but the event is only for residents that live in SWANCC member communities, and IDs will be checked to verify residency. Materials from businesses, institutions and schools will not be accepted. Earlier: Other SWANCC recycling events. Documents including medical records, bank statements, …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Christopher Brook Beal, who awaits trial for allegedly embezzling $900,000, is now being sued by his former employer, SWANCC.
Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) filed a lawsuit against its former executive director Tuesday, in the hope that the ex-employee will be ordered to repay the $900,000 he allegedly embezzled. The agency, responsble for solid waste management for 23 northern Illinois suburbs, is suing former executive Christopher Brooke Beal, who is awaiting trial, for a full recovery of funds he's been accused of taking to pay for higher education classes he never attended. “We have said since day one that SWANCC would take every necessary step to recover funds that were embezzled from the Agency, from our member communities and their residents,” said Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen in a press release, who serves as SWANCC’s chairman of the…