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DuPage residents invited to recycle at North Central College on Oct. 6


DuPage County residents are invited to take part in a Recycling Extravaganza from 9AM to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Central College.

The event will take place in the parking lots behind the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., and Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. The entrance to the lots is located where Porter Avenue intersects with Loomis Street. Volunteers will direct traffic and assist customers dropping off donations.

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Open to DuPage County residents, the event  does not include businesses or nonprofit organizations. Everything collected will be responsibly recycled or put to good use.

Electronics accepted include large and small electronic devices, household batteries, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cameras, computers, laptops, copiers, cords, discs, electric typewriters, fax/adding machines, hard drives, keyboards, mice, monitors, PDAs, printers, scanners, small kitchen appliances, radios, speakers, stereos, telephones, zip drives, hair dryers and more.

Also accepted at the event will be scrap metal, such as metal fencing, metal lawn chairs, keys, metal playground sets and metal cabinets. Volunteers also will accept fire extinguishers, holiday lights, ink cartridges, clothing buttons, rulers, American flags, books, yarn, and school, office or art supplies.

Working or nonworking bicycles may be dropped off, along with such accessories as helmets, trailers and baskets. Nonmotorized wheelchairs may also be recycled.

Items not accepted include refrigerators and large household appliances, air conditioners, smoke alarms, light bulbs (fluorescent or incandescent), thermostats, paint of any kind and household hazardous waste such as cleaning agents and chemicals.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the Recycling Extravaganza, especially because state law now bans from landfills the disposal of TVs, desktop and laptop computers, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, VCRs/DVD players, gaming systems, MP3 players and other electronic items.

Organizations participating in North Central College’s Recycling Extravaganza include SCARCE of Glen Ellyn, ACME Refining of Chicago, Working Bikes of Chicago and Cintas of Aurora.



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North Central College
North Central Collegehttp://www.northcentralcollege.edu
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to learn more.


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