Recycling Extravaganza 2016

RecYcling Extravaganza 2016

District 90’s Green4Good committee will host its fifth drive-up, drop-off recycling event this Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8:00 am – 1:00 p.m. at the River Forest United Methodist Church, 7970 Lake Street (at Thatcher) in River Forest.

It’s important to note that this year’s Recycling Extravaganza will be a little different. Due to the current scrap electronics market conditions, they will be charging a cash only event fee for anyone dropping off televisions (plasma or CRT) and monitors. They will collect $10.00 for two (2) screen items.

Partners for this event include the Parks Foundation Sustainability Committee, River Forest Citizens Corps, River Forest United Methodist Church, Roy Strom Company, Working Bikes, Elgin Recycling, and the Village of River Forest. Drivers will enter off of Lake Street and will be asked to remain in their cars while volunteers unload items.

How to Help

Spread the word to your friends and neighbors! Feel like working as a volunteer? Please sign up using the link:

What to Recycle

Electronics –– Televisions (plasma or CRT), computers, radios, VCRS- DVD players, toasters, blenders, microwave, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, (remove the dust collection bag), cell phones, dial phones, answering machines, scanners, printers, keyboards, hard drives, copiers, cable boxes/modems, circuit boards, switches, cameras, projectors, insulated wire/cable, holiday lights, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.

Scrap Metal –– Radiators, metal lawn furniture, metal hangers, rusty swing sets, metal garbage cans, metal garden tools, water heaters, metal railings, metal pots and pans, gutters metal shovels, metal wagons, metal pipes, metal wheel barrows, metal chicken wire, tomato cages, and auto radiators

Batteries ––NO HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES will be accepted. Rechargeable and boat, lawn, sump, car batteries will be accepted.

Prescription Medications –– for human or pets; NO LIQUIDS OR SHARPS

Miscellaneous –– Musical instruments; old keys; School Supplies (rulers, pencils, crayons, useable spiral notebooks; yarn; rubber stamps; buttons; toner, and ink jet cartridges); CFL bulbs; tattered and torn American Flags (for proper retirement); corks; eye glasses; hearing aids; propane and oxygen tanks; fire extinguishers; working and non-working bikes; sewing machines; regular wheelchairs (non- electric); bike helmets; pets items – collars, leashes, crates, and blankets.

Apparel and small housewares –– The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be on hand to accept apparel of all types in any condition, shoes belts, hats, purses, towels, linens, and small housewares.

Not Accepted:

No refrigerators, mattresses, cribs, car seats, plastic toys/inflatables, no household batteries.

No hazardous waste of any kind will be accepted.


District 90’s Green4Good Committee is comprised of the Green4Good committees at each school, as well as several District 90 administrators all working toward making District 90 greener. Within each school, Green4Good strives to promote a safe and healthy learning environment; encourage environmental stewardship at school and in the community; and foster a lifelong connection to the natural world for all District 90 students and their families.


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