E-Newsletter - March 2017
Earth Day Recycling Event
Elk Grove Village, in partnership with Elk Grove High School, is hosting its first Earth Day Recycling Event!
Earth Day Recycling Event
Saturday, April 22, 8am - 11am
Elk Grove High School Parking Lot
This event will focus on recycling opportunities for many materials that cannot be disposed of through residents’ curbside refuse and recycling program. Participation will be limited to residents of SWANCC-member communities, which includes Elk Grove Village. A complete list of SWANCC member communities can be found at www.swancc.org. This is a residential recycling event; materials from businesses will not be accepted.
Please visit www.elkgrove.org/earthday for instructions and details on how to bring the following materials being accepted for recycling at the eventon how to At the event, we will be accepting the following items:
- American Flags
- Cooking Oils
- CFL Light Bulbs
- Clothing/Household Goods
- Fire Extinguishers
- Motor Oil
- Paint (Latex or Oil) in cans or containers
Village Welcomes Mikerphone Brewery!
On Monday, April 20, Village officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Village’s first microbrewery at 121 Garlisch. Mikerphone Brewing, which was named one of the top-ten new breweries in Chicagoland last year, began brewing at their Elk Grove Village location in February and attracted a large crowd with the opening of their tasting room last weekend. The tasting room is open Thursdays - Sundays.
EGTV Now Available on Roku!
Elk Grove Television has officially launched its channel on the Roku streaming service. Anyone who has a Roku TV or streaming appliance can simply search for “EGTV” in the channel search area of the Roku homepage and then add EGTV to their line-up.
The channel works just like the egtv.viebit.com on-demand page by featuring both live streaming of EGTV and on-demand videos of everything EGTV produces. The channel is free once the Roku appliance is purchased. Interested viewers can find out more about the Roku system by going to www.roku.com.
Sign Up for Construction Project Updates
Road construction and infrastructure improvement projects are about to start in various locations throughout the Village. Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive e-mails regarding the projects in their neighborhood or along their commute.The Village website’s e-notification feature allows residents to get up-to-date notices on Village news, events, meetings, construction projects and more.
Visit www.elkgrove.org/stayconnected to sign up for updates directly to your inbox!
Recycle Often, Recycle Right
You may be filling your recycling toter every week--but have you considered whether you’re recycling the right things?
Village recycling is collected in a single stream container, which means all recyclables go into one bin, whether they are paper, glass, plastic or aluminum. With so many types of plastics, containers, and other materials, it can be difficult to know what belongs in the recycling bin, and when people guess, they aren’t always guessing right. Currently the Village’s recycling contamination rate is 25%, which means that we’re guessing wrong a lot!
In order to have a successful recycling program it’s important to get the right things into the recycling bin. To do that, there are three basic rules to make sure you Recycle Often, Recycle Right:
- Recycle all bottles, cans and paper--stick to the basics
- Keep items clean and dry--keep food and water our of recycling
- No plastic bags--do not bag your recyclables to take them to the bin
Vette for Vets Car Raffle
Support local veterans and win a 2017 Chevy Corvette! Castle Chevrolet has generously donated a 2017 Chevy Corvette to be raffled off this year! Proceeds will support much needed improvements at the local VFW Hall.
Buy Tickets Online at ccceg.org!
The Community Character Coalition (CCC) will be administering the raffle. Raffle tickets are $10 each, or 3 for $20. The winner will be announced at the final summer concert on July 25, 2017.
For more information on where to buy tickets, or to donate to the cause, please visit the Community Character Coalition website at http://ccceg.org.
Elk Grove Youth Committee Scholarships
The Elk Grove Youth Committee, in partnership with the Village of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Parks Foundation, will be issuing three (3) $1,000 scholarship awards; two (2) by Elk Grove Village and one (1) by the Elk Grove Parks Foundation to recognize high school seniors for their outstanding leadership, community participation, and service in the community.
Applications are available in the high school College & Career Centers and also on the website under the Resident-->Scholarship Opportunities tab.
See application for more details or call 847-357-4030. Completed applications must be submitted to the Municipal Complex (Administration Counter) no later than May 5, 2017. Winners will be notified by May 31, 2017.