Environmental

RECYCLING DRIVE

December 8, 2012
8:30 am - 10:30 am

RESOURCES

Hickory Point collects plastic caps and batteries for recycling. We also are collecting ink cartridges and turn them in for money for the school. Cell phones are donated to a program called Cell Phones for Soldiers. Additional locations that safely recycle these items and further information on the programs we work with can be found below.

AVEDA CAPS RECYCLING

"#5 plastic" like is found on water bottle caps is not recyclable through most municipal recycling programs. We send in caps to Aveda that would otherwise to to landfills and they turn them into new bottle caps for their products. Eligible caps are threaded. #5 caps from shampoo, water soda, milk, ketchup, laundry detergent, peanut butter, etc. Read more about the projects Aveda is working on at:

http://www.aveda.com/discover/index.tmpl#section=be_the_change

BATTERIES

There are many drop off bins around Northbrook including: the Northbrook Public Library, the Leisure Center, the Sports Center, Village Hall, Targe, Lowe's, Home Depot, Best Buy.

CELL PHONES

There are bins at most phone retailers: Whole Foods, Best Buy, Lowe's, Target. Cell Phones for Soldiers http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/about.php

INK CARTRIDGES

There are recycle programs at Whole Foods, Best Buy, Office Max, Staples, Target, Jewel-Osco, Target. Costco will also refill your ink cartridges while you shop. www.empties4cash.com

Northfield Township Road District Recycling

Recycling in Northbrook

Northbrook Goes Green

Information on Local Recycling and Waste

Info on what can be recycled through your weekly pick up service:
www.northbrook.il.us/index.aspx?page=130

More info on recycling, including monthly electronic drop off, paint, etc:
www.northbrook.il.us/index.aspx?page=157
www.swancc.org
www.earth911.com
www.Epa.state.il.us
www.illinoisrecycles.com
www.swalco.org
www.recyclingcenters.org
www.abtelectronics.com

Energy Efficiency & Conservation
www.cwac.net/energy
www.eere.energy.gov
www.energysavers.gov

Carpool or share a car
www.igocars.org

Calculate your Carbon Footprint
www.carbonfootprint.com

Give away useful household items
www.freecycle.org

Green Ideas for Kids
www.meetthegreens.org
www.crazycrayons.com
www.kidsrecycle.org
www.kidsgardening.org
www.kidsrecyclingzone.com
www.nwf.org/nature
www.greensugarpress.com

Consumer Information
www.EWG.org/skindeep
www.safecosmetics.org
www.greenerchoices.org
www.householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov
www.organicconsumers.com
www.newdream.org/consumer
www.healthychild.org

Lawn Care
www.safelawns.org
www.composting101.com
www.spcpweb.org

Stop Junk Mail www.greendimes.com
www.catalogchoice.org
www.privacyrights.org

Prescription drug and over the counter medication disposal “Save a Star Program”
www.northbrook.il.us