Curran, Egofske to Host Annual Community Recycling Event April 22 

Illinois State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) and Representative John Egofske are hosting a free community recycling event to help residents clean out unwanted clutter on Saturday, April 22, 2023, in Lemont. Residents are encouraged to bring more challenging items to recycle such as old copiers, DVD players, bikes, flags, documents and more to, at Bambrick Park at 1330 Smith Road Lemont, IL 60439, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

“I am happy to be co-hosting this popular event to help provide a service to our local residents looking to do some spring cleaning or recycle some larger items in a responsible way,” said Illinois Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove). “With four daughters at home I know how items can pile up. This is a free and easy way to sustainably dispose of a wide variety of items without having to get out of your car.”

Attendees are asked to stay in their cars upon arrival and wait for an event team member to come to assist them and take their items. Representatives from local organizations including the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Lemont Police Department, Lemont VFW Post 5819, Paper Tiger, Working Bikes and Lemont Lions Club will be on hand to accept a variety of items.

“I’m incredibly excited to be co-hosting this Recycling Event with Senate Republican Leader Curran,” said Egofske. “It’s a free, easy way to do some spring cleaning, and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone there!”

Additionally, a paper shredding truck will be on-site to dispose of old documents with a limit of two grocery bags per car. Shredding is available to residential shredding only – not commercial documents. Informative legislative brochures on a variety of topics will also be available.

The team WILL BE ACCEPTING a limited number of electronics including: all types of cables, cell phones, telephone devices, computers, laptops, hardware including mother boards, monitors, and printers, fax machines, calculators, game systems, stereos, toasters, blenders, toner cartridges, UPS batteries and car batteries.

Prescription drug (NO liquids or needles) will also be accepted. Flags can also be brought for the proper, respectful disposal.

We will NOT BE ACCEPTING, TVs, hard drives, alkaline batteries, paint, hazardous waste and bulbs of any kind, or dehumidifiers. More information on all participants and a complete list of acceptable items can be found on the lawmakers’ websites at or You can also call Leader Curran’s office at 630-914-5733 of Rep. Egofske’s district office at 630-410-8466.

John Curran

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