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What to Expect at this Weekend's Recycling Fair

The event will feature free electronics recycling, composting classes and document shredding.

The City of Evanston will be hosting a “Recycling Fair and Public Works Equipment Expo” this coming Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at, 1600 Dodge Ave.

The fair aims to provide residents with an opportunity to recycle electronics, shred documents and more.

Here is a rundown of what the fair will have to offer:

  • Electronics recycling: Residents will be able to recycle televisions, computer monitors, cell phones, computers (PCs & laptops), VHS players, DVD players, printers, scanners, fax machines, MP3 players, PDAs, mice, keyboards and video game consoles. It is illegal for residents to simply dispose of most of these items in the trash.
  • Document shredding: Destroy piles of   old bank statements, tax forms, medical record and any other sensitive documents.
  • Benefit homeless with plastic shopping bag collection: Volunteers from will turn to collected bags into sleeping mats for the homeless by making a plastic yarn and then weaving six by three foot mats.
  • Composting workshops: Residents can learn the know-how and science behind composting at a class held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) Glenview Transfer Station, 1151 N. River Rd. To register, send an email to mary@swancc.org and let her know you would like to sign up for the July 14 event. The City of Evanston will also be offering free compost carts to residents at the ETHS event.
  • Free reusable grocery bags: The city’s public works department will give free reusable grocery bags to the fist 750 residents to play the “In or Out” recycling game.
  • Bike registrations: Registering your bike can help in its recovery in case it is stolen.
Debirag July 10, 2012 at 04:12 PM
It would help if you say where to enter at E.T.H.S. for the recycling fair.
Jennifer Fisher July 10, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Hi Debirag, I assume it's the main entrance on Dodge Avenue, but we'll see if we can find out any more information.
Jennifer Fisher July 10, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Here's what the city says: cars should line up in the southbound lane of Dodge Avenue and go west on to Lake Street to enter. "Please make sure you line up from the proper direction."
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