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Glen Ellyn to host recycling, prescription drug drop-off events Saturday

Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:51 a.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN – The village of Glen Ellyn and Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission will host a Recycling Extravaganza from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday in the village commuter parking lot at Duane and Lorraine streets.

Acceptable items for recycling include electronics, scrap metal, propane and oxygen tanks, American flags, fire extinguishers, books, magazines, cardboard, tools, hardware, several kinds of batteries, record LPs, floppy disks, manual typewriters, purses, trinkets, hearing aids, eyeglasses, new and gently used household items, children's items, clothing, shoes, keys, ink cartridges, cell phones, working bikes and medical equipment and supplies.

For more information on accepted items, please visit www.glenellyn.org/GE/Electronics_Recycling.html.

Items that will not be accepted include prescription drugs, hazardous waste, stereo speakers in wooden cabinets, paint, light bulbs, mercury thermometers, plastic hangers and plastic.

Although prescription drugs may not be recycled at the Recycling Extravaganza, residents may bring them to the village's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in the rear parking lot of the Civic Center, 535 Duane St.

Residents are asked to place the drugs into a small plastic bag without any personal information on it.

Groups accepting items at the Recycling Extravanganza are Creative Recycling, ACME, Amerigas, Boy Scout Troop 303, Cintas, Env. Recycling, Habitat for Humanity, Interstate Battery, It's Our Earth, Lion's Club, Salvation Army, SCARCE and Working Bikes.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Glen Ellyn is one group volunteering at the event. About 15-20 members of the community will be there to help.

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