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Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Old prescriptions, e-waste, lead paint? Now’s your chance to dispose of these items safely and responsibly.

On May 9, the Dept. of Environment and DeVry University are hosting a collections event from 9am to 3pm. Although DeVry is not located in Albany Park, you can help keep our ‘hood clean by making the short trek to 3401 N. Rockwell (Roscoe Village) to toss your old stuff.

The Collection Day is accepting these items:

* Old or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
* Computers, cell phones, fax machines, scanners, and keyboards
* Hazardous household chemicals
* Lead or oil-based paints (NOT latex-based paint)
* Old gas cans and/or gas-powered lawn mowers

In addition to free CFLs, Chicagoans can also buy compost bins for $35 or rain barrels for $45. ($35) and rain barrels ($45), payable by check or money order. If you’re dropping off an old gas-powered mower, you’ll $100 credit towards an electric or push mower.

If you can’t make it to this Collection Day, you can always bring your items to the Goose Island Collection Facility.

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