Schaumburg Community News


For Immediate Release
Contact: Allison M. Albrecht
(847) 923-4710



Schaumburg Hosting April 20 Spring Recycling Event 

Schaumburg, IL – The Village of Schaumburg Environmental Committee, School District 54 and Schaumburg Township District Library are co-hosting Schaumburg’s Annual Recycling Event scheduled for April 20 at the Boomers Stadium.

The event, which is open to the community, has new hours and will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg.

New this year will be the acceptance of metal recycling by Elgin Recycling. Community members can drop off steel, iron, copper, brass, and aluminum items. Tanks, refrigerators or other Freon-filled items will not be accepted at this event.

Document destruction will occur onsite 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.

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

This annual event also accepts books, clothing, textiles, automotive and household batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, vegetable oil, bicycles, cell phones, eye glasses, American flags, fire extinguishers and CFL bulbs.

The event will not accept paint, hazardous waste, white goods, gas cylinders or Freon-containing items such as air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

Schaumburg residents who want to avoid the lines at the Annual Recycling Event for document destruction are invited to drop off a maximum of two boxes of paper from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 13 at the Engineering & Public Works Department, 714 S. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg. Document destruction will be provided to Schaumburg residents only until the truck reaches capacity.

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

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