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Elmhurst College to host Recycling Extravaganza

ELMHURST – Elmhurst College invites the public to bring items for recycling and reuse to its Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to noon April 28 at the Alexander Street parking lot.

Acceptable items include electronics, building supplies, clothing, bicycles, carpeting and home goods, according to a college news release. Paper shredding will be available with a two-box limit, and the Elmhurst Police Department also wiill collect unwanted or expired prescription drugs, the release stated.

The event is free, apart from electronics recycling fees, according to the release. For all CRT, flat-screen and projection TVs and all computer monitors, a fee of $25 will be charged for each item with a screen size smaller than 21 inches and $35 for items with a screen size of at least 21 inches, the release stated.

To facilitate traffic flow, vehicles must enter at Prospect Avenue and Walter Street, according to the release. For more information and a list of acceptable items, visit elmhurst.edu/sustainability or email sustainable@elmhurst.edu.

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