The Waukegan Public Library’s Off The Grid team will be hosting their second free recycle event for paper and electronic waste from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 18th, in the rear lot behind the library at Clayton Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.
Paper with staples, paper clips and rubber bands will be accepted but no large metal, plastic attachments, or x-rays. Items accepted for electronic recycling include wires, cables, circuit boards, computers, modems, monitors, telephones, cameras, gaming consoles, DVD’s VCR’s and small TV’s. Electronics that can be carried easily by one person will be allowed. No batteries accepted.
Recycling paper conserves natural resources, saves energy, and reduces greenhouse gases. Shredded paper will be taken to a mill for pulping and recycling. Electronic recycling is a benefit to the economy by employing skilled workers who process and sell recovered materials, saving energy by reusing materials instead of producing new. Recycling conserves natural resources and is healthier for the environment.
On Saturday, April 25th, the Waukegan Public Library welcomes Jack Kauffman performing an Earth Week concert at 2:30 p.m., in the lower level.
Please call 847-623-2041 or visit www.waukeganpl.org. These events are free and open to the public.