DARIEN – The Indian Prairie Public Library will host a recycling in partnership with S.C.A.R.C.E. on Saturday, Oct, 26. For more information, read the full press release below.
From 9 a.m. to noon, the parking lot at the Indian Prairie Public Library will be set up to accept recycling and shredding (four box limit). In partnership with S.C.A.R.C.E., the Lions Club, DuPage County, and the VFW, local residents can drop off the following materials to be recycled:
- Altoid Mint Boxes
- American Flags
- Carpeting (300 SF limit, must be dry, padding OK)
- Cell phones
- Electronics such as computers, keyboards, VCRs, cables
- Extension cords
- Hearing aids
- Ink cartridges
- Musical instruments
- Neck ties
- Sewing machines (working)
- Shower chairs
- Typewriters (working)
"Having a recycling event of this scale has been a goal of ours," said Laura Birmingham, Assistant Director. "We routinely provide recycling services such as our donation box for cell phones and glasses, the recycling containers in the building and outside the building for plastic, paper, and glass. We also have two Paper Retrieve containers in the parking lot, and this is our first large scale recycling event. There will also be a shredding service for confidential information."
For Veterans' Day, the library will be collecting worn flags at its Come to the Cabaret program on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
Recently, a library user commented that "libraries were 'green' before it was popular! What a great way to 'recycle books, magazines, DVDs, etc." By its very nature, the library is a friend to the earth. Every book or movie that people borrow from the library is one less book or movie that will eventually end up in a landfill.
Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability should contact the library at 630-887-8760, ext. 243. The Indian Prairie Public Library offers many programs and services to 43,000 residents in all of Willowbrook, most of Darien, and parts of Burr Ridge and unincorporated areas. For more information about the library or its programs and collection, visit the Indian Prairie Public Library online.