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Northfield Township Road District Provides Seasonal Recycling Opportunities

In an effort to promote responsible re-use, recycling, and disposal of household products, the Northfield Township Road District offers a multitude of drop-off opportunities that will take place through the fall. Events include regular weekday acceptance of recyclables at the Road District Garage, paper shredding and recycling events at community sites, specialized household hazardous waste disposal events, and procedures for the safe disposal of prescription drugs and medical sharps. The wide range of programs is designed to make recycling convenient for all residents of the towns served by the Road District, which covers Northfield, Glenview, and Northbrook.

“Our Road District is committed to comprehensive environmental protection, including the use of only the most socially and environmentally responsible recycling practices,” noted Road District Commissioner Peter Amarantos. “We believe that our Township residents want to show the same responsibility. Our District recycling programs make it easy for residents to participate in environmental stewardship, and comply with disposal restriction laws, at no cost to them.”

Recycling and disposal events offered by the Northfield Road District include:

·        Recycling Drop-offs at the Road District Garage, 1928 Lehigh Avenue in Glenview, offered Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. A wide variety of goods are accepted for re-use or recycling; a comprehensive list can be found at http://www.northfieldtownship.com/recycling-program.html.Please note: The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has cut funding for the paint recycling program. The Northfield Road District will continue to fund this much needed program with the following change: Each resident now can drop off up to 10 one-gallon cans or two five-gallon buckets for each event.

·        Paper Shredding/Recycling Special Programs at various locations in the three-city District, accepting both recyclables and documents for shredding. Residents are allowed to bring up to three containers of paper per vehicle for free shredding. The next scheduled shredding/recycling event will be June 21 at C&D Recycling, 2300 Carlson Road in Northbrook. A list of future event dates can be found at http://www.northfieldtownship.com/paper-shredding.html.

·        Household Hazardous Waste Events at the Road District Garage, May 22-23 and September 18-19 from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Household chemicals accepted include antifreeze, cleaning products, charcoal lighter fluid, driveway sealer (in limited quantities), drain cleaners, paint thinners, gasoline in approved containers, insecticides, and herbicides. The chemicals will be prepared for safe shipment by Road District staff to the Heritage Environmental Services facility for proper disposal or recycling.  More information can be found at http://www.northfieldtownship.com/hazardous-waste.html.

·        Prescription Drugs and Medical Sharps Disposal, ongoing. Glenview residents may drop-off prescription drugs and sharps at the Glenview Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road, on the first Friday of each month between 8:0am and 4:00pm. Glenview does not accept controlled substances or narcotics. Northbrook residents may leave medications, controlled substances, vitamins, and medicated ointments on a 24/7 basis at the Northbrook Police Department, 1401 Landwehr Road. The Northbrook program does not accept sharps or liquids.

For more information about Northfield Road District programs, visit http://www.northfieldtownship.com/road-district.htmlor call 847 724 7055.

About the Northfield Township Road District:

Located in northern Cook County, Illinois, Northfield Township is comprised of the villages of Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield, and represents nearly 78,000 people. Our Highway Commissioner, Peter Amarantos, is recognized for his dedication in meeting the residents’ needs. Under Mr. Amarantos’s leadership, the Road District provides efficient and economical services. Working together in a cooperative and professional manner with neighbors, Cook County, the State of Illinois and the surrounding villages, problems are identified and practical, cost-effective solutions are developed utilizing the resources at hand. For more information, visit http://www.northfieldtownship.com/road-district.html.

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