Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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 Evanston Township High School, 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:
Monday, June 25, 2012
In the coming weeks, Evanston residents will have two opportunities to recycle electronics for free at nearby locations.
Got an old computer cluttering up your home office? Think it’s time to destroy the piles of top secret documents you have lying around? You can do both this coming Saturday at the Niles Public Services Department building, 6849 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, when the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC ) will recycle your electronics and shred your sensitive documents for free. Another recycling event will be held at Evanston Township High School on July 14. From 9 a.m. to noon on both upcoming dates, Evanstonians and residents from 22 other member suburbs can bring computers, game consoles, TVs, printers, scanners, cell phones, DVD and VHS players, fax machines and more for recycling at no cost. Due to the State of Illinois’ …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
As of Jan. 1, no electronics can be thrown into landfills.
If you got a new television or computer for Christmas or Hanukkah and want to get rid of the old one, you can’t throw it in the trash. As of Jan. 1 landfills will not take electronic equipment of any kind. The ban is a result of a new law authored and guided through the Illinois General Assembly by state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). In all, more than 30 items including televisions, monitors, computers, fax machines, VCRs, scanners and printers can no longer be deposited with regular trash. Homes, multi-unit buildings, condos, schools, libraries, houses of worship and park districts will not have to pay for this new service. "The idea is to have original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) pick up some of the recycling costs," said Mary …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Three noteworthy ordinances passed at Monday night's Evanston City Council meeting.
2012 City of Evanston Budget The Evanston City Council passed the city’s $250 million 2012 budget Monday night with a 6-3 vote. Aldermen Judy Fisk (1st Ward), Donald Wilson (4th Ward) and Coleen Burrus (9th Ward) voted against the motion. “I think there were additional areas that we could have cut or reduced,” Burrus said. “I think that’s just one piece of it. The bigger piece for me is that I don’t believe the revenue projections are still on target, and one of the things I’ve wanted, was the city manager suggested $500,000 from the general fund going to capital improvement. I thought that was a good idea, to try to do more pay-as-you-go, and that was taken out.” Wilson said he disagreed with the way the city’s economic development …