Rep. Stephens Hosts Annual Fall Electronics Recycling Event

CHICAGO – Next week, State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart are hosting a Fall Electronics Recycling Event with a Shred Truck and Prescription Drug Drop Off. This free event will be on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Rep. Stephens’ District Office Parking Lot (5515 N. East River Rd., Chicago).

“I’m glad to host this event with Sheriff Dart and provide an opportunity for constituents to recycle their electronics, securely dispose of sensitive documents, and safely drop off unused or expired prescription drugs,” said Rep. Stephens. “Before the weather gets colder, take advantage of this opportunity to clean out old documents, unused technology, or expired prescriptions! Kick off fall with a clean new start!”

Constituents are asked to please enter off Gregory Street as they will not be able to enter off Catalpa Avenue. Everyone is asked to please stay in their vehicles and someone will take their items. Brochures on state programs will also be available.

Only 1 TV/computer and 1 standard size box of electronics per family will be accepted. Electronics items that are accepted include all types of cables, cell phones, telephone devices, computers, laptops, hardware, motherboards, holiday lights, monitors, calculators, printers, fax machines, game systems, stereos, televisions, toasters, blenders, toner cartridges, UPS batteries, and car batteries. There is a limit of two grocery bags for shred items. Liquid medication and sharps will not be accepted in the prescription drug drop off.

Constituents with questions about this event can call Rep. Stephens’ Chicago district office at (773) 444-0611.