On Saturday, April 16, Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza, where people can bring a variety of household items that will be recycled, repurposed and kept out of landfills.
The Recycling Extravaganza is free and open to anyone bringing household-generated electronic waste and other items. In addition to an electronics recycler, several nonprofit social service and green-focused organizations will be on hand to take donations of a wide variety of items, including usable building supplies, clothing, bicycles, books, eyeglasses, household items, appliances and much more. This year, televisions will not be accepted for recycling, although most other kinds of electronics, including computers and computer monitors, will be. Paper shredding will be available, but will be limited to two boxes or bags.
The Recycling Extravaganza will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon on April 16 in Elmhurst College’s Alexander Street parking lot. To facilitate traffic flow, vehicles must enter at Prospect Avenue and Walter Street. For more information, contact the Sustainability Committee.
This year’s sponsors include the City of Elmhurst, DuPage County, SCARCE, Goodwill, the DuPage Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Working Bikes.