The Highway Department of Orland Township is presenting a household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, August 13th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Victor J. Andrew High School, located at 9001 W. 171st Street in Tinley Park, Illinois. This event is free to all Illinois residents, but a reservation is required to participate. Register online by visiting calendly.com/othd/hhwc22. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Highway Department of Orland Township: 708-403-5148.
The Village of Park Forest will host RecycleFest 2022 on Saturday, July 30th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Main Street & Orchard Drive. Electronics, TVs ($20 per TV), bikes, eyeglasses, housewares, clothing, shoes, trophies, sporting goods, styrofoam, American flags, prescription drugs, and oral care products will be collected. Plastic bags and paper for shredding will not be accepted at this event.
Box your collectable items together and clearly label them. Place the items in the trunk of your vehicle, and pull your vehicle through the designated RecycleFest lane.
Questions can be directed to the Village of Park Forest Sustainability Office at 708-503-9372. Learn more at villageofparkforest.com/sustainability
Flossmoor School District 161 held a community clean up event at Flossmoor Hills Elementary School on April 9, 2022. Volunteers collected litter from the school grounds. Thanks to all who participated in the Clean Up event, Homewood Disposal for presenting to fourth and fifth grade students this month, and students and staff who have been problem solving and discussing recycling correctly.
The Sustainability office completed a very successful first Annual Community Clean Up this past Saturday picking up litter the entire length of Tamarack street. There were 28 volunteers including Mayor Vanderbilt and his 3 children, 3 Environment Commissioners, many hard working NHS students, and a resident from Homewood in the mix. The rain held out, and they braved the cold, wet elements to collect 51 bags of trash, 1 bag of recycling, a TV, 2 tires, a broken chair and a mattress/box spring set. This event wouldn’t have been a success without the Parks department for all the supplies and Public Works for picking up the waste collected. Many thanks to all involved.
This event was in collaboration with the Chicago Southland Green Committee made up of the many agencies in Homewood, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields and Park Forest including libraries, school districts, villages and parks departments. There was companion Clean Up events happening on Saturday in the other communities as well as throughout this month.
The Chicago Southland Green Committee organizes a Community Clean Up event each year in April to celebrate Earth Month. Everyone is encouraged to come out and clean up streets, yards, parks, common areas, and other locations in their communities.
Our next Community Clean Up is Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. Flossmoor School District 161 will host their Community Clean Up event on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
Sign up for the Village of Flossmoor’s Community Clean Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4eaeab2eabffc43-flossmoor
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Flossmoor Village Hall parking lot
2800 Flossmoor Road
We will be tackling the litter along Flossmoor Road. Dress accordingly and meet us at the Village of Flossmoor Village Hall parking lot to get instructions and receive your assignment. Please sign up online. Thank you!
Sign up for the Village of Park Forest’s Community Clean Up: https://villageofparkforest.com/913/Community-Clean-Up
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hidden Meadows Driving Range
23521 Crawford Avenue
Please dress for the weather and bring gloves, if you have them. Be sure to sign up online.
Thank you for keeping the community beautiful!
Chicago Southland Annual Community Clean Up is sponsored by the Chicago Southland Green Committee: Flossmoor Public Library, Flossmoor School District 161, H-F High School, H-F Park District, Homewood Public Library, Homewood School District 153, Homewood Disposal, Village of Flossmoor, Village of Homewood, Village of Park Forest, and Village of Olympia Fields. Contact your local organization or visit them on the web for more information.
Recycle sensitive documents at the Village of Park Forest’s shredding event. This event will take place Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Village Hall parking lot: 350 Victory Drive. Enter at Main Street off Orchard Drive.
Limit of 2 copy paper sized boxes of paper per vehicle
– No moldy paper
– No metal clips
– No plastic sleeves
Just pull up in your vehicle, and we’ll take the boxes from your trunk!
Residency not required.
Learn more and get involved at villageofparkforest.com/sustainability
Oral care products and packaging can be recycled at the Center for Dental Excellence, located at 19615 Governors Hwy in Flossmoor. Plastic toothbrushes, empty tubes of toothpaste, empty dental floss containers, floss picks, interproximal brushes, and oral care product packaging are accepted. Electric and battery-operated products are not accepted. You do not need to be a patient at CDE to drop off your recycling; all community members are welcome to join the effort to reduce our waste. Receive a free bamboo toothbrush when you drop off your recycling!
Pumpkin Smash 2020 took place on Saturday, November 7th at Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor, IL. Pumpkin Smash is an annual effort to divert pumpkins from landfills by providing a location for residents to drop off jack-o-lanterns to be composted.