Want to learn more about what happens after you drop your trash at the curb or toss it into the dumpster? Head out this Saturday, June 4, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to SWANCC’
s Open House
at the Glenview Transfer Station located at 1151 N. River Road in Glenview.
You’ll find out what happens to landscape and solid waste before it heads to the landfill and you'll even have some fun while you're at it. The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) holds the open house annually to raise awareness about the importance of source reduction
and recycling practices
Take a look at the planned activities – there’s something for everyone:
• View garbage being processed from an enclosed gallery
• Check out educational exhibits
• Learn how materials are handled on garbage pickup day
• Play lawn games and win prizes – weather permitting
• Bring American flags, eyeglasses, hearing aids, batteries and mercury-containing
thermometers for recycling. (Please be sure to bring mercury thermometers in a sealed
Do not bring Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs or Household Chemical Waste.
Keep bringing in those discarded cell phones, laptops and more to the Library. Our Small Electronics Recycling program
has been so successful that we will continue collecting items on an ongoing basis in the blue bin near the Checkout Desk. Check here
for accepted items.
Have some good ideas or tips on how to reduce or recycle the amount of what we throw in the trash? Let us hear from you and we'll share it with others.