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Going Green with NPL

Friday, November 14 is your last chance this year to recycle special items at the Northfield Township Garage before they close for the winter. Items you can drop off for recycling include:

  • household paint
  • engine oil and transmission fluid
  • televisions
  • computers
  • styrofoam blocks
  • tires
  • toner cartridges
  • usable bikes and toys

See the Township website for a complete list of acceptable items. The garage is located at 1928 Lehigh in Glenview and is open Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

It's back to school time again, and that means packed lunches for many kids. Did you know that on average, a school-age child using disposable lunch packaging and utensils generates 67 pounds of waste per school year?

Instead of using plastic sandwich bags or buying individually wrapped snacks, consider reusable containers, napkins and utensils. Not only will you help the environment, it will also save you money.

For more information and tips, visit Waste-Free Lunches.

Green Events

Composting

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Pollak Room B


All ages. You want to compost, but you're not sure where to start. Let horticulturist Sharon Yiesla, owner of Sharon Yiesla, Horticultural Services, show you how to compost in your own backyard.


Earth Friendly Yards

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Pollak Room AB


Learn how neighborhood garden pathways help native birds and butterflies survive, plus ways to maintain your own earth friendly yard. Meredith Tucker from Barrington-based Citizens for Conservation illustrates her talk with beautiful photos of home landscapes.


DIY Safe Cleaning Products

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Pollak Room B


Make your own non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products. Supplies will be provided and you will leave with a home-made cleaning solution.