Palatine will suspend several of its recycling programs starting Aug. 1 because of the upcoming renovations to village hall.
The village will no longer accept batteries, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent lighting and plastic bags during the $12.7 million renovation.
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According to the village website, the Environmental Health Division will collect prescription drugs during the project. Also, The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County will accept batteries, mercury thermometers and thermostats and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Visit www.swancc.org for more information.
The Ace Hardware store at 239 E Northwest Highway in Palatine also offers to recycle batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs.