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8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
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Recycle/Reuse   Recycling Collection Guidelines Recycle/Reuse
from Allied Waste for Palos Park

Blue Recycling bins must be used for recycling and are to be places at the curb for pick-up. Allied uses a two-sort system on your recyclable: paper and commingle (glass, cans, bottles, etc) items. Should you move, leave the recycle bin for the next homeowner. If you have any questions call (708)385-8252.

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Paper & Can Recycle

Sort #1-Paper Items
Acceptable
: Newspaper and paper inserts from newspaper.
Preparation: Place in brown paper bag and place on top or next to bin.
Unacceptable: Plastic bags, gift wrap and non-paper items that come with newspaper.

Mixed paper & Cardboard
Acceptable: Paperboard, regular (cereal boxes, paper tubes) and wet-strength (soda/beer cartons); frozen food paper packages, telephone books, magazines, catalogs and bulk mail, paper grocery bags, corrugated cardboard, stationary, copy paper, envelops, note paper, and computer paper.
Preparation: Place all mixed paper and paperboard into brown paper bags. Cardboard must be flattened.
Unacceptable: Paper with waxed surfaces or plastic liners & gift wrap. All paper and cardboard must be free of food debris and grease.
Newspaper, mixed paper and Cardboard may be mixed Together in a Paper Bag.

Sort #2-Commingle Items
All items listed below should be placed loose in your bin.
Preparation:
All materials should be rinsed and free of food debris. Lids should be removed. Metal lids may be recycled. Plastic lids should be discarded.
Glass Bottles and Jars
Acceptable: Clear, green and brown bottles and jars.
Unacceptable: Window glass, ceramics, ovenware, crystal, mirrors and Pyrex
Food and Drink Cans
Acceptable: All beverage cans and food cans (aluminum, steel and bi-metal)
Unacceptable: Chemical paint thinner solvent or non-aerosol pesticide cans.
Juice Boxes and Milk Cartons
Acceptable: Paperboard milk and juice cartons and drink boxes.
Empty Aerosol Cans
Acceptable: Metal Aerosol cans.
Unacceptable: Unemptied cans. (hazardous)
Aluminum Foil
Acceptable: Clean disposable pie pans, aluminum foil and pastry foil
Unacceptable: Aluminum Siding, lawn chairs
Plastics
Acceptable: Coded plastic, bottles and containers. Six pack and twelve pack rings.
Unacceptable: Any uncoded plastics. Oil containers, plastic buckets, plastic grocery bags. Food contaminated plastics and over-sized plastics and such as 5 and 10 gallon paint containers. Plastic toys.
All materials should be rinsed and free of food debris. Lids should be removed. Metal lids may be recycled. Plastic lids should be discarded.
Glass Bottles and Jars
Acceptable: Clear, green and brown bottles and jars.
Unacceptable: Window glass, ceramics, ovenware, crystal, mirrors and Pyrex
Food and Drink Cans
Acceptable: All beverage cans and food cans (aluminum, steel and bi-metal)
Unacceptable: Chemical paint thinner solvent or non-aerosol pesticide cans.
Juice Boxes and Milk Cartons
Acceptable: Paperboard milk and juice cartons and drink boxes.
Empty Aerosol Cans
Acceptable: Metal Aerosol cans.
Unacceptable: Unemptied cans. (hazardous)
Aluminum Foil
Acceptable: Clean disposable pie pans, aluminum foil and pastry foil
Unacceptable: Aluminum Siding, lawn chairs
Plastics
Acceptable: Coded plastic, bottles and containers. Six pack and twelve pack rings.
Unacceptable: Any uncoded plastics. Oil containers, plastic buckets, plastic grocery bags. Food contaminated plastics and over-sized plastics and such as 5 and 10 gallon paint containers. Plastic toys.


Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

Yardwaste: Yardwaste collection is seasonal and occurs from the first pick-up in April through November 30th and also includes collection of Christmas trees the first 3 pick-ups in January.
Yardwaste includes grass clippings, leaves, weeds, shrubbery, brush, small branches.
Residents may place yardwaste in 30-gallon biodegradable kraft paper bags designed for yardwaste. Bags must not exceed 50 Lbs. in weight. Plastic bags are not acceptable. Do not use plastic tape, wire or duct tape to close yardwaste bags.
Residents may also dedicate reusable containers to yardwaste. Containers may be no larger than 33 gallons, they must have a removable cover and a "YARDWASTE ONLY" sticker (Available at the Village Hall). There is no limit to the number of containers you may have.
Branches which do not fit into bags or containers must be bundled with biodegradable twine. Bundles must not exceed 5 feet in length, 2 foot in diameter or 50 pounds.


White Goods (Appliances)

"White Goods" include, but are not limited to, stoves, ovens, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, water softeners, water heaters, microwave ovens, trash compactors and dishwashers. For safety reasons please remove all doors prior to placing at the curb. There is no additional charge for the collection of these items.


Ink Cartridges
P
rinter cartridges are one of the leading contributors of contamination and runoff in our nation's landfills. One toner cartridge alone contains almost five quarts of oil. Keep these cartridges and other harmful pollutant materials such as printer parts, radios and cell phones away from landfills by rebuilding them and putting them back in the marketplace for continued use. These efforts have had and will continue to benefit this country's already overcrowded landfills and the environment overall.

Recycle Tech Solutions Inc. collects thousands of used printer cartridges and used cell phones from various companies, schools, non profit organizations and libraries everyday at our state of the art collection facility located in Chicago, Illinois.

Recycle Tech Solutions Inc. management brings a philosophy of building long term business and vendor relationships. The company continuously builds, manages and most importantly operates under one corporate umbrella. This achieves long term profitability and financial growth that combines success, opportunity and stability for our Educational System and the business foundation of our country.

Recycle Tech Solutions Inc. offers schools, libraries, businesses and non-profit organizations to recycle their empty inkjet and toner cartridges as well as cell phones. We provide you with a starter kit, pre-paid shipping, and all other materials free of charge.

Our program has two objectives: to save solid waste from our landfills and to provide your school, library, business, or company with extra funding.

You are provided with all of the necessary materials to collect and send in your empty cartridges. Then, we pay you for every cartridge we're able to recycle. We provide our members support through our web site and our toll free number 1.866.836.4114.

Chicago Reclamation Group
http://www.chicagorg.com/chicagorg.com/items.html
Save your used cartridges and sell them to Chicago Reclamation Group! Chicago Reclamation Group will buy your used toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, maintenance kits / fusers, printer parts, and cell phones! Click on any of the categories below to see if Chicago Reclamation Group will accept your used items. Then send us a list of your used items for a quote. You can e-mail or fax your list to 773.409.1002 for a quote.

Hotel minis and makeup freebies: Do you have a collection of never-used makeup that was a gift-with-purchase item? Perhaps it's the wrong shade or a product you just won't ever use. And what about all those tiny soaps and shampoos we bring home from hotels just because they were free? You can give them to women's centers and homeless shelters. Consider places such as Career Closet (www.careercloset.org), which helps women get back into the job market after a setback by giving them gently used professional clothing. It takes unused beauty products too.

Old athletic shoes: Your trusty tennies are worn, torn and falling apart. But they're still good enough for Nike's "reuse-a-shoe" program. Old athletic shoes of any brand are ground up and molded into tennis and basketball courts, tracks and playgrounds. Read more about the program and find drop-off locations at http://www.nikereuseashoe.com , which lists several Chicago-area spots.

Glasses: Most of us have glasses with old prescriptions or outdated frames--backups in case the new ones break. But after a few years, we have a basket of old glasses. Give them a new face to sit on by donating them to the Lions Club International, known for its focus on vision care and the eyeglass recycling program. The organization cleans, repairs and sorts the glasses by prescription and distributes them to developing countries.

And don't forget those sunglasses.
The group needs those, too. Search http://www.lionsclubs.org for donation locations, or drop them off at any LensCrafters or Goodwill store or American Optometric Association office

Computer Recycle Group
Tel (815) 455-6300
Fax (815) 455-5890

Contacting CRG: We will introduce ourselves and our services, and then make pick-up arrangements that suit your needs.

Product Acquisition: Our trained professionals will come out to your work environment to pickup your equipment or you may drop off equipment directly at our facility.

Auditing Equipment: Upon receiving the equipment, we document all materials given for recycling. Documentation includes make, model and serial number, along with report of condition.

Asset Recovery: We will provide you with a monetary amount of the value of the equipment and a certificate of recycling.

Recycling / Reuse: All equipment will be recycled, resold, dismantled or demanufactured.

Compost Your Organic Matter for Rich Soil
Try This Recipe Find a shady spot. Use grass clippings (above and beyond those you leave on your lawn to help it stay robust and green), spent but healthy garden plants, kitchen scraps (including egg shells and coffee grounds, but not meat, bones, oils, or dairy products), leaves, straw, hay, and sawdust from untreated wood. Avoid coals, charcoal, dog feces, cat litter, and pesticides. Mix them in a 6" layer, add a shovel full of soil or old compost, and sprinkle with water to moisten the mixture to the wetness of a squeezed-out sponge. Repeat the layers, aerating and watering as needed. Call the City of Chicago Department of Environment, 312-744-7606, for further tips.
http://www.howtocompost.org/

Book Collections

Recycle Your Rechargeable Battery
http://www.rbrc.com/index.html
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) can help you recycle your portable rechargeable batteries. These batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys.

Some of the area retailers participating in this program are:

Best Buy
15754 S la Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL 60462 4766

Home Depot - Department 25
7300 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60462-5207

Office Depot, Inc.
1 Orland Park Pl
Orland Park, IL 60462-3851

Sears
2 Orland Square Dr
Orland Park, IL 60462-6597

Sears Hardware
7010 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60462-5202

Verizon Wireless
9264 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60462-5539


Cingular Wireless
11965 W 143rd St
Orland Park, IL 60467-7218


RadioShack
11901 S Harlem Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463-1138

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/hazardous-waste/household-haz-waste/hhwc-schedule.html

Used Tires
Leave your used tires with your tire retailer when you buy new tires. Retailers are required by law to accept a quantity of used tires equal to the number of new tires purchased. If a tire retailer refuses to accept your used tires, report them to the IEPA and find another retailer. Buy durable tires and take proper care of them. Participate in an IEPA-sponsored county-wide tire collection event in your area. Notify the IEPA with any information on illegal dumping, hauling, or burning of tires.

VIP Tire Co.
7121 171st St.
Tinley Park
708-614-1700
 

Empire Tire & Battery Co.
16201 Wolf Rd.
Orland Park
708-349-6280
 

Packing Peanuts
The UPS Store
126 E Wing St, Arlington Heights
(847) 818-9000

 

 


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