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Keeping green on a picture-perfect day at Flossmoor’s Recyclepalooza

A steady stream of vehicles traversed the Parker Junior High School roadway during this year’s Recyclepalooza event, and it was good news for anyone who wants a greener planet.
 
Tons of discarded household items were collected at the May 5 recycling festival, sponsored for the third year by the Flossmoor Green Commission.
 

Recycling revamp: Taking a fresh look at a maturing environmental practice

It’s been nearly 30 years since Homewood Disposal Service began curbside pickup of recyclables. Much has changed, but the community remains committed to this aspect of environmental stewardship.

Events focus on saving the environment and celebrating Earth Day

As the nation prepares for the annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, several programs in the Homewood-Flossmoor area are providing information and ways to celebrate special efforts to recognize how to be environmentally kind to the earth.
 
The Flossmoor Public Library and the Flossmoor Green Commission are presenting two special programs dealing with the environment on Saturday, April 14, at the Flossmoor Public Library.

Used cell phones helping to underwrite SSFS services

That old cell phone may be a cast-off to you, but it can be of benefit to South Suburban Family Shelter, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to those affected by domestic violence.
 

Green goes orange: Pumpkin Smash is Saturday

The HF Area Green Committee is offering an easy way to dispose of Halloween pumpkins. Bring them to  “Pumpkin Smash 2017” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coyote Run Golf Course, 800 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. 
 
Anyone who brings pumpkins will have a chance to toss them into a dumpster. They will be carted off to a landscape-waste recycling center in Peotone.

Electronics recycling offered at Homewood village hall on Saturday, other services scheduled in coming weeks

Homewood officials announced this week that several popular services for residents are scheduled for coming weeks, including paper shredding, electronics recycling, prescription drug disposal and branch chipping.

Flossmoor environmentalist offers to help candidates recycle campaign signs after April 4 election

This week, yard signs are a vital part of local candidates' efforts to woo voters before the April 4 election. On April 5, those signs become trash. Maybe. One local environmentalist is offering to help candidates recycle yard signs instead of piling them into trash receptacles.

Shredding and electronics recycling on June 11

Rep. Will Davis, D-Homewood, is hosting a program for shredding documents and recycling electronics on June 11.

The program is for 9 a.m. to noon at Raday Lodge, 3220 145th St. in Midlothian.

The program will have on-site shredding of documents that contain personal information, such as bank statements, old medical records, tax returns, pay stubs, bills and other personal documents. Participants are asked to remove all paper clips and other bindings.

Christmas tree recycling returns to Irons Oaks

For the sixth straight year, Homewood and Flossmoor residents can recycle their holiday trees at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center. Trees can also be dropped off at Irons Oaks at any time between Dec. 26 and Jan. 18. 

Green Team offers recycling for difficult plastic material

Area Green Team volunteers will be at a booth at the Homewood Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 10, to help residents recycle plastic materials that are difficult to dispose of properly.

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