Enter to win a $100 gas card at Roscoe recycling center

Nicole Johnson and Pat Hanks at Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful's Recycling Center in Roscoe. Photo provided

From press release

LOVES PARK, Ill.—From now until Saturday, June 26, area residents can enter a drawing to win a $100 gas card when they drop off their household recyclables at Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful’s (KNIB) Recycling Center in Roscoe.

Lori Gummow, KNIB executive director, said: “Each June, we like to reward area residents for doing their part to save the environment. With gas prices going up again this summer, people can really use a $100 gas card. We see an increase in the volume of recyclables this time of year due to graduation parties, weddings and other celebrations.”

The Recycling Center accepts the following items:

→ Glass containers: Food jars and bottles only (green, brown and clear). Rinse thoroughly and remove caps and lids.

Plastic containers: Bottles coded No. 1 and No. 2 with “necks and shoulders” and six-pack rings.

Laser/ink jet cartridges

Metal cans: Food cans only.

Aluminum: Cans and scrap (foil, pie tins, etc.)

Corrugated cardboard

Phone books

Paper: Newspapers, sale ads, junk mail, paper bags, office paper, computer paper, chipboard and magazines.

Cell phones

KNIB’s Recycling Center is the only all-volunteer staffed and operated recycling center in the region. It is open year-round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon, and is on the frontage road, a half-mile north of McCurry Road and Route 251 in Roscoe.

For more information about recycling options in the area or to volunteer for one of KNIB’s events, visit www.knib.org or call (815) 637-1343.

From the June 2-8, 2010 issue

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