An online community for people living in and around Oak Park, Illinois.
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Location: Oak Park, IL
Latest Activity: Jul 18
Started by Bryan Northup Jul 26, 2011.
Started by Natalie Greene Jun 20, 2011.
Started by Becca. Last reply by Maria Onesto Moran Mar 29, 2011.
Rachel, is the box going to be an overwhelming amount of food for two adults?
How cool! Thanks for sharing, Bryan.
Don't Know what to do with all that foam left over after opening Holiday gifts? Don't throw it out! Bring it to OPAL......The Oak Park Art League Is creating a Winter Sculpture garden with donated foam and then arranging for it to be taken to the closest one of 15 North America foam Recycling sites. Bring us your foam and see what we make!http://opal-art.com/2011/12/12/opal-foam/
Some places of which I'm aware: Green Home Experts will take them (though I believe they charge 30cents/lb now) www.ghexperts.com. Nearby, city Walgreens and libraries will take them for free http://www.chicagorecycling.org/batteries.htm
Glad to hear about the electronic recycling program...will they also accept batteries? If not, where can we recycle alkaline batteries in Oak Park?
From the Village:
Electronic recycling events offered in response to law change
The Village will offer a monthly electronics recycling program next year in response to a new state law that bans most electronic items from Illinois landfills beginning Jan. 1. Banned items include computers, peripherals, laptops, monitors, TVs, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, cable boxes, satellite receivers, digital converter boxes, stereo equipment, speakers, portable digital assistants, video game consoles, video cassette recorders/players, digital video disk players, zip drives and scanners. The Oak Park recycling program will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays, May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. Items must be brought to the Public Works Center, 201 S. Lombard Ave. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey everyone, I thought you might be interested in this event. It's a bike tour around Oak Park.
Green Connections Bike Tour -- discovering sustainable Oak Park & River Forest
Thanks for calling our attention to that, Becca! That's great news. I look forward to learning more and we will definitely follow-up with information on the Green Community Connections web site.
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