This free event for the whole family will provide information and activities to help residents learn about the small steps they can take at home, work and in the community to improve our environment and make Buffalo Grove a greener and healthier place to live.
Some of the items being collected for recycling and repurposing include clean and still usable art, books, craft and school supplies, bicycles and bicycle parts, eyeglasses, hearing aids, keys, vases, linens (no cushions, pillows or rugs), used crayons, all types of footwear (please tie pairs together with laces, rubber bands or zip-ties – no rollerblades or ice skates), stuffed animals (no other toys), new, gently used or worn clothing (all sizes, fabrics, types – includes pet clothing and costumes, all clean and bagged), belts, scarves, hats, purses, duffle bags, and backpacks, any condition vinyl records, commercial CDs and DVDs, used ink cartridges, Brita brand filters (no other brands), pitchers, musical instruments (no pianos or drums), wire hangers, medicine bottles, used knives, blades and scissors, and holiday lights.
Please note: No lightbulbs or batteries besides hearing aid batteries.
Please save your plastic bread tags to be recycled (not the wire ties). The funds raised from that program will help provide wheelchairs for those in need. For a complete list of exhibits, activities and collection items, visit bgeat.org. Check back often, as our list of items being collected will be growing.
Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 8 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Mike Rylko Community Park