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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Lombard’s annual Recycling Extravaganza provides residents with recycling opportunity

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The Village of Lombard is encouraging residents to bring unwanted items for recycling at Lombard’s annual Recycling Extravaganza, Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

The following materials will be accepted for recycling: paint (for a cost), car and marine lead batteries, treated and untreated lumber, scrap metal (hangers, old metal pots, swing sets, lawn furniture, gutters, washers and dryers, stoves, hot water heaters and dish washers), clay/ceramic flower pots, fire extinguishers and depressurized tanks, and books of all types.  Several other community organizations will also be collecting items for recycling or reuse at the Extravaganza.  Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore will collect tools, hardware and building materials; Goodwill Industries will collect used clothing in any condition, furniture and working appliances; Family Shelter Services is collecting used cell phones and accessories; Lions Club will collect eye glasses, hearing aids and metal keys; Glenbard East Ecology Club will collect indoor and outdoor flower pots (no plastic) for reuse and disassemble infant car seats for recycling; Rotary Club will collect bicycles, crutches, non-motorized wheel chairs, canes and gently used shoes (no high heels); and VFW members will accept American flags in any condition.  Again this year, everyone is encouraged to rescue books.  

The following materials will not be accepted: electronics, air conditioners, household batteries, carpeting, dehumidifiers, drywall, household hazardous waste, items with gas or oil, plaster, smoke and CO detectors, VHS tapes, windows and vinyl siding.

For more information, or to register to volunteer for the event, please visit www.villageoflombard.org/recycle. Visit www.villageoflombard.org or contact the Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department at (630) 620-5740 or publicworks@villageoflombard.org for more information.

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