Durkin hosts Community Recycle Event

Please join State Representative Jim Durkin and State Senator John Curran for a free Community Recycle Event they are hosting to keep unwanted items out of landfills and to help residents properly dispose unwanted Prescription Drugs.

To protect constituents from identity theft, AT&T will also be on hand with a shred truck to destroy residential documents. Please note there is a 2-bag per car limit for shredding.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted items from the list below to Burr Ridge Middle School, 15W451 91st Street in Burr Ridge, IL on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Here is a list of items that will be accepted.

ELECTRONICS

  • Cable boxes
  • Cell phones
  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • DVD players
  • Fax machines
  • ipods
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • MP3s
  • PDAs
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • Typewriters
  • VCRs
  • Video game consoles

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Blenders
  • Bread makers
  • Cameras
  • Carpet sweepers
  • Clocks
  • Coffee makers
  • Curling irons
  • Electric knives
  • Fans
  • Flat irons
  • Food sealers
  • Fryers
  • Hair cutters
  • Hair dryers
  • Heaters
  • Irons
  • Holiday lights
  • Metal Tools (Drills, screwdrivers, small saws, sanders, etc.)
  • Microwaves
  • Mixers
  • Radios
  • Remote controls
  • Shaving equipment
  • Toaster ovens
  • Toothbrushes (electric)

BUILDING MATERIALS

  • Appliances less than 10 years old
  • Kitchen cabinets: Complete sets
  • Doors: Solid interior and exterior
  • Electrical: Outlets, switches, supplies
  • Flooring: Wood & tile, 3 box min.; Carpet – new, 100 sq.ft. min.
  • Hardware: Hinges, knobs, nails, nuts, bolts, etc.
  • HVAC: Functioning furnaces, AC units, fireplaces, window air conditioners
  • Lighting: fixtures, lamps, ceiling fans
  • Millwork/Lumber: 6 ft. min – no nails
  • Plumbing: Vanity & kitchen sinks, toilets, fixtures, neutral colors
  • Tools: Manual and power (must be in working order)
  • Windows: Vinyl exterior, double-paned, complete, no broken glass

OTHER ITEMS

  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Brita water filters
  • Crayons (broken)
  • Crutches
  • Flags
  • Keys
  • Plastic bread tags
  • Musical instruments
  • Records (Vinyl, LPs)
  • Sewing machines
  • Wheelchairs

NOT ACCEPTED

The following items will not be accepted at the event:

  • CRT TV’s or Computer Monitors (aka “Tube TV’s/Monitors”)
  • Hazmat Items (listed below)
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • SCUBA Tanks
  • Tires
  • Weapons
  • Alcohol
  • Antifreeze (used or new)
  • Batteries
  • Black Powder
  • Chemicals (unsealed)
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Fireworks
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Lamp Oil
  • Matches
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Non-Flammable Gas (i.e. helium)
  • Oil Stains
  • Vegetable Oil (used)
  • Vehicle Oil
  • Aerosol- used (i.e. Hairspray)
  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Cleaning Supplies (unsealed)
  • Industrial Glues or Paints
  • Lubricants
  • Mace/Pepper Spray
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Paint (house)
  • Propane Tanks
  • Spray Paint

COMMUNITY PARTICIPANTS

  • American Legion Post 1941
  • AT&T
  • Burr Ridge Middle School Environmental Club
  • Burr Ridge Police Dept.
  • Goodwill Willowbrook
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • S.C.A.R.C.E.
  • Working Bikes

Contact Rep. Durkin’s office at 630-325-2028 or online for more information.