Spring Clean and Do it Green at Mather Place of Wilmette on Saturday, April 28
Evanston, Ill. (April 23, 2012) – Spring has sprung; it’s time to lighten up and clear out the clutter. Area residents can responsibly and safely dispose of three different types of waste items all in one convenient location when Mather Place of Wilmette, 2801 Old Glenview Road, hosts a comprehensive recycling event on Saturday, April 28 from 9-11a.m for electronics recycling, document shredding and medication disposal. Members of the public are invited to simply drive into the parking lot (enter off of Old Glenview Road) – where Boy Scout Troop #3 of Wilmette will do the heavy lifting and unloading of vehicles.
“Mather LifeWays values being a good neighbor,” said Drew Kowalski, Executive Director of Mather Place of Wilmette, “Recycling events like the one we’ll host are very helpful to people working to organize their home, whether for cleaning, preparing a home for sale, downsizing, or moving.”
Whether for personal safety, environmental reasons, or in compliance with new Illinois disposal laws, recycling provides area residents with an opportunity to safely get rid of items that might be difficult to dispose of otherwise. Medicines, improperly disposed of, can enter the water system or be mistakenly ingested. Private documents, even old ones, can be used by others to commit identity theft, for which the U.S. Federal Trade Commission received more than a quarter-million complaints in 2010. And, for the first time, this year the state of Illinois requires that many common electronics now be recycled instead of thrown in the trash.
- All paper – shredded onsite while you watch (maximum 3 boxes)
- Computer-related equipment and specific types of electronics (no typewriters, appliances, salon equipment stereo or satellite items, or non-cellular phones)
- Old medications and plastic containers or bottles
After unloading and recycling, Mather Place of Wilmette invites interested members of the public to stop in and enjoy light refreshments at an Open House.
About Mather LifeWays and Mather Place of Wilmette
Based in Evanston, Illinois, Mather LifeWays is a unique, non-denominational not-for-profit organization founded 70 years ago to serve the needs of older adults. Dedicated to developing and implementing Ways to Age WellSM, Mather LifeWays creates programs, places, and residences for today’s young-at-heart older adults. Mather Place of Wilmette offers older adults a boutique living experience through a strong sense of community, reputation, and a wide array of support services that allow for a worry-free lifestyle.To learn more about Mather LifeWays senior living residences, community initiatives, and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, call (847) 492.7500 or find your way to www.matherlifeways.com.