I cannot believe we are entering August. Two thirds of summer is already in the rear view mirror! School starts August 20 in District 203 and August 26 in District 204. Any bets on when the first Christmas displays will overhang the season?
Across town neighborhoods are finalizing preparations for National Night Out on August 5. Naperville is using this year’s event is to collect unneeded prescription drugs. By getting these out of our medicine cabinets and into drop boxes at the Police and Fire stations, we will protect our families from potentially abusive use of these pharmaceuticals. At the same time the environment is protected by keeping these chemicals out of the water supply (do not flush drugs down the toilet!) and landfills.
I am looking forward to getting my new recycling bin. While there are only two of us in the house, I opted for the biggest bin. I know there are things I should recycle that currently end up in the waste barrel. Having the bigger bin will hopefully lead to a little more thought when throwing things away.
For example, I got a supply of clear plastic garbage bags so that bills and other identity specific information run through my paper shredder can go to the recycling plant and not the landfill.
One group thinking of winter in these waning days of summer is Naperville’s Department of Public Works. They are in the process of making plans to lay in this winter’s supply of road salt. The good news is that
Naperville apparently will not have the price and supply problems some of our neighbors may encounter. Even though it looks like we will have enough salt, I hope Council decides to keep cul de sacs on a low salt diet where appropriate. Our parkways will appreciate it.