Growing up in Chicago, I remember spring break week was always called Cleanup Week and was always in April. To this day, I still think of April as a time for cleaning out all of the clutter that’s hanging around closets, garages, basements, and that proverbial “junk drawer”.
This year, it’s easy to be green while you clean out the clutter because the Village of Arlington Heights is holding a
Spring Sweep Recycling Day on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Nokia Siemens campus, 1475 W. Shure Drive in Arlington Heights. They will have a number of recycling stations for all sorts of items including bikes, shoes, school supplies and more. They will also be passing out light bulbs, tree saplings and lots of information on gardening, recycling and the emerald ash borer. Time to get a jump on that junk drawer!
Don’t forget – the library is still collecting small electronics and, during the month of May, will again be collecting used eyeglasses. Look for both drop-off boxes near the Returns Desk.