Recycling old electronics in Oak Park

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By Marty Stempniak

Staff Reporter

Got an old, rabbit-eared TV sitting in your garage that you're just itching to toss? Well a group of Oak Park and River Forest High School students will take it.

A handful of local teens are trying to raise money for a summer language-immersion trip to Spain. And to do so, they’re collecting unused electronics for recycling. Items can be dropped off at Green Home Experts, 811 South Blvd., in Oak Park. If you have questions, email

Meanwhile, the Economy Shop, 103 S. Grove Ave. in Oak Park, announced Thursday that it's also starting an electronics recycling program. People can drop off unwanted computers, monitors, TVs, printers, fax machines, telephones, stereos, VCRs and DVD players during the shop's normal drop-off hours. Those run from Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon (except on sale days, according to a press release).

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Laura Swartzbaugh  

Posted: March 31st, 2012 6:17 PM

Clarification: I am referring to the electronics recycling event that Green Home is helping us out with, for the students traveling to Spain. That program will not accept old TVs, but will accept pretty much any other electronic item, including old electric lawnmowers!

Laura Swartzbaugh from Oak Park  

Posted: March 31st, 2012 6:14 PM

Thanks for covering this great event! As a teacher and parent involved, I wanted to make one rather major correction: they will NOT take old TVs. They will take pretty much anything else you can think of. If you'd like more information, feel free to email me and I'll send you the exact list of what they will take! Thanks again!

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