Village of Oak Park announcements - Sept. 26, 2012

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By Community Editor

Recycle old electronics

Residents are invited to recycle old electronic items from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29, at Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Acceptable items include computers, monitors, television sets, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, portable digital assistants, video game consoles, videocassette recorders/players, digital video disk players, zip drives, scanners and microwaves. Call 708.358.5700 or for more information..

Safely dispose of old medications

Safely dispose of unwanted or expired medication through Sat., Sept. 29, in the lobby of the Oak Park Police Department, 123 Madison St. The collection is part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. During the last event on a single day in April, citizens across the country turned in 552,161 pounds – or 276 tons – of unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal at 5,659 take-back sites, including the Oak Park Police Department. Anyone who misses the Take Back event can bring unwanted medication to the Police Department anytime for safe disposal. For more information on local medication disposal, call 708.386.3800 or e-mail

Buy an unclaimed bicycle

More than 80 bicycles recovered by the Oak Park Police Department over the past year, but not claimed by their owners, will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. – noon, Sat., Sept. 29, at 260 Madison St. Bicycles range in size, style and condition, are pre-priced and will be sold as-is with no pre-sale inspection. Payment may be made with cash or check. Prices will range from $30 to more than $100. Only one bike may be purchased per person at a time, with a limit of two bikes per household. All sales are final. For more information, call 708.386.3800 or e-mail

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