Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful’s Recycling Center open Labor Day weekend
From press release
LOVES PARK, Ill.—Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) reminds area residents that its Recycling Center in Roscoe, Ill., will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 4.
Lori Gummow, executive director of KNIB, said: “For Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, every day is Earth Day. With the dedication of our wonderful volunteers, we are pleased to be able to offer a recycling option to area residents year-round. We are especially thankful for those volunteers who take time out of their holiday weekends to sort recyclables in a parking lot.”
The Recycling Center accepts the following items:
→ Glass containers: Food jars and bottles only (green, brown and clear). Rinse thoroughly. Caps and lids are not accepted.
→ Plastic containers: Bottles coded No. 1 and No. 2 with “necks and shoulders.” Rinse thoroughly. Caps and lids are not accepted.
→ Six-pack rings
→ Laser printer cartridges
→ HP inkjet cartridges only
→ 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, one-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 knib.org or call KNIB at (815) 637-1343.
From the Sept. 1-7, 2010 issue
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