Green4Good second recycling event in River Forest

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Judy Deogracias

District 90's Green4Good committee will host their second drive-up, drop-off recycling event Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 8 am to 1 pm rain or shine at the parking lot of River Forest United Methodist Church, located on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Thatcher Avenue (7970 Lake Street, River Forest). Partners for this event include the Village of River Forest, River Forest Citizens Corps, River Forest United Methodist Church, Whole Foods and Roy Strom Co. Drivers will enter off of Lake Street and will be asked to remain in their cars while volunteers unload items.

What to Bring

New this year - carpet and padding and fluorescent tubes will be accepted. ACME Recycling returns to collect electronics (including de-humidifiers and air conditioners - but NOT refrigerators), batteries (household, computer and car), and scrap metal. SCARCE, an environmental education not-for-profit in Glen Ellyn will collect musical instruments, school supplies (old crayons, rulers, usable spiral notebooks and binders). The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will accept apparel and shoes in any condition in addition to small housewares.

Additional collections on site: Whole Foods - corks; Cook County Sheriff's Office of Support Services will accept prescription medications (except for liquids); Air Cycle-CFL bulbs and Fluorescent tubes; Lions Club - eyeglasses and hearing aids; Amerigas - propane and Oxygen tanks; Cintas - fire extinguishers; Working Bikes - working and non-working bikes, sewing machines, bike helmets and accessories, non-motorized wheelchairs; Animal Care League - collars and leashes. No refrigerators, mattresses cribs, car seats or plastic ride on toys will be accepted.

For a more complete list of what is accepted at this year's Extravaganza, please see http://www.district90.org/subsite/dist/page/green-team-1385 and click on the link for the event's poster which lists all accepted items.

Green4Good

District 90's Green4Good Committee is comprised of the Green4Good committees at each school, as well as several District 90 administrators all working toward making District 90 greener. Within each school, Green4Good strives to promote a safe and healthy learning environment; encourage environmental stewardship at school and in the community; and foster a lifelong connection to the natural world for all District 90 students and their families.
Please look for additional announcements about Green4Good's initiatives on the District 90 Green4Good website, http://www.district90.org/subsite/dist/page/green-team-1385. Green4Good school committee members include Katarina Berin, Keary Cragan, Judy Deogracias, Laura Maychruk, Julie Moller, Renee Sichlau and Liz Ziehl.
For more information about the Recycling Extravaganza, please contact Judy Deogracias or Julie Moller.

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