Schaumburg Hosts Community Recycling Event April 15

The Village of Schaumburg Environmental Committee and Schaumburg Township District Library are co-hosting Schaumburg's Community Recycling Event scheduled for Saturday, April 15 at Wintrust Field.

This community-wide event will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the west parking lot of Wintrust Field, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. This is a drive-up event; participants will not need to leave their vehicles.

DocuShred will offer document destruction that will be available until the truck reaches capacity. There will be a limit of two boxes per vehicle, no exceptions. No business or institutional documents will be accepted. This is a drop-and-go event.

Earthpaint will accept both latex and oil-based paint for recycling for a fee. Charges range from $3 per quart and $6 per gallon for latex paint and up to $6 per quart and $10 per gallon for oil-based paint and stains. A full list of fees is listed on the village's website at Earthpaint will accept cash or credit onsite. Charges will be based on the type of can that is disposed, not on the amount of material in the can.

Additionally, electronic items, such as computers, printers, telephones, cell phones, radios, small appliances, microwaves, holiday light strands, extension cords, and computer wiring will be accepted. Charges will apply for eligible televisions and monitors. Please visit the village's website at for a complete list of all accepted electronic items and their associated fees.

The Community Recycling Event will also accept books, clothing, textiles, automotive and household batteries, motor oil, bicycles, American flags, fire extinguishers and CFL bulbs.

Items such as paint thinner, gas, cooking oil, gas cylinders or Freon-containing items such as air conditioners and dehumidifiers, or other hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Residents can dial 311 within Schaumburg for answers to specific recycling event questions or call (847) 895-4500 outside of Schaumburg.

Media Contact

Allison Albrecht

Director of Communications & Outreach


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