celebrate-earth-dayIn recognition of Earth Day the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is participating in several events this month that will include electronics recycling and prescription drug take-back opportunities.

For more information or to learn about other pharmaceutical disposal opportunities, call the Environmental Control Department at 312-603-8200.

April 17, from 9am-3pm                                                                                                                                                                   South Suburban College Earth Awareness Day                                                                                                                          South Suburban College                                                                                                                                                                     15800 S. State St., South Holland, IL
Prescription Drug Take-Back Event                                                                                                 www.southsuburbancollege.edu/en_US/News_Events_Information/Calendar/event.asp?eID=5144.

April 20, from 9am to 12pm                                                                                                                                                       Busse Woods, Grove 24
Elk Grove Village , IL
Electronics Recycling, Prescription Drug Take-Back, Forest Preserve Clean-Up

April 20, from 9am to 12pm                                                                                                                                                       Friends of the Parks Earth Day/Parks & Preserves Clean-up
Whistler Woods
134th St. and Halsted, Riverdale, IL
Electronics Recycling, Bike Repair, Scavenger Hunt, Ceremony with President Toni Preckwinkle

April 20, from 10am to 2pm 
Oak Park Earth Fest
Oak Park Public Works Center
201 S. Blvd, Oak Park, IL
Hands on Activities focusing on zero-waste and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

April 20 from 9am to 2pm  
Earth Day Festival
Village Green, Northbrook, IL
Many activities, including Radon Awareness and Test Kit Ordering

May 4 from 9am to 1pm       
Community Recycling Event
Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave, River Grove, IL
Electronics Recycling and Prescription Drug Take Back, Clothes/Shoes Recycling www.triton.edu/NewsAndEvents_detail.aspx?id+18731     


For the April 17th  event at South Suburban College and the April 20th event at Oak Park the following are NOT allowed:  controlled substances and infectious medical waste (needles).  Inhalers and mercury thermometers WILL be accepted.

For the April 20th Busse Woods and the May 4th Triton College event the following are NOT accepted:  infectious medical waste, aerosols, liquids or thermometers.