Durkin, Curran to Host Annual Community Recycling Event July 23

Western Springs…Bring your old copiers, DVD players, bikes, flags, documents and more to a free community recycling event hosted by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) on Saturday, July 23. The event will run from 8:30 to 11:30 AM at the south campus of Lyons Township High School, located at 4900 Willow Springs Road in Western Springs. 

“I’m happy to again be hosting my annual recycling event. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to clean out the clutter and finally get rid of those out-of-date electronics, dispose of old prescriptions safely, or retire tattered American flags respectfully,” said Durkin. “This is a free and easy way to properly dispose of a wide variety of items without having to get out of your car.”

“This is a chance to reduce clutter in your home or clean out the garage and get rid of things you may no longer need that can be reused or repurposed by others,” said Curran. “Rather than tossing that old bike in the trash, help it find a home where a new child can enjoy it.” 

Attendees are asked to stay in their cars upon arrival and someone will come to assist them and take their items. Representatives from local organizations including the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, American Legion Post 1941, Paper Tiger, S.C.A.R.C.E., and Working Bikes will be on hand to accept a variety of items. Additionally, a paper shredding truck will be on-site to dispose of old documents with a limit of two grocery bags per car. Shredding is available for residential shredding only, no commercial. Legislative brochures on a variety of topics will be available.

Electronics that will be accepted include desktop computers and servers, copiers, computer mice, fax machines, cables and accessories, video and audio equipment, laptops, electronic notebooks and tablets, PBX systems, computer power supplies, projection equipment, computer peripherals, printers, gaming devices, security equipment, keyboards, scanners, network devices, mobile phones, circuit boards and cards, home phones and communication devices, cell phones and smartphones, power distribution units, personal digital assistants, mainframe computer equipment, MP3 players, UPS backup batteries, cameras, data center accessories, servers, video players and DVD players, digital cameras and video cameras, and game consoles. 

Other household items, including keys, musical instruments, flags, LP and 45 records, Brita water filters and pitchers, small ink cartridges, holiday lights, books, buttons, bikes, cycling tools, and prescription drugs (no liquids or needles) will also be accepted. 

Please note that televisions, cathode-ray tube (CRT) monitors, computer monitors, hard drives, clothing and household items will not be accepted. 

More information on all participants and a complete list of acceptable items can be found on the lawmakers’ websites at repdurkin.com or senatorcurran.com. You can also call Leader Durkin’s district office at 630-325-2028 or Senator Curran’s office at 630-914-5733.