West Chicago offers cooking oil, electronics recycling opportunities

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 1:01 p.m. CDT

WEST CHICAGO – The West Chicago Environmental Commission will lead a post-Thanksgiving cooking oil collection Nov. 30.

The collection will take place from 9 a.m. until noon in the City Hall parking lot, 475 Main St.

Cooking oil can damage sewer pipes and interfere with the processes at West Chicago’s wastewater treatment facility.

Residents should bring their used cooking oil in milk jugs, 5-gallon buckets or the container in which the oil was purchased to the collection event. All oil collected will be processed into environmentally friendly bio-fuel by Green Grease Environmental.

Other upcoming recycling opportunities include a holiday lights and extension cords collection Dec. 2 through Jan. 24 at five locations throughout West Chicago.

Participating locations include:

• Murphy Ace Hardware, 319 S. Neltnor Blvd.

• First United Methodist Church of West Chicago, 643 E. Washington St.

• West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington St.

• West Chicago City Hall, 475 Main St.

• West Chicago Water Treatment Plant, 1400 W. Hawthorne Lane.

Old electronics may be dropped off from 7 a.m. until noon Saturdays at Groot Industries, Inc., 1995 Powis Road. Contact Groot at 877-775-1200 with questions.

Sims Recycling Solutions, 1600 Harvester Road, also will accept residential electronics for recycling from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Sims at 630-231-6060.

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