Briefs: Household chemical waste drop
Updated: July 22, 2012 7:56PM
Since the majority of hazardous materials used in homes today can be either recycled, reused, or can be safely destroyed, Northfield Township Road District Highway Commissioner Peter Amarantos has entered into an agreement with Heritage Environmental Services to create a Household Hazardous Waste Program for homeowners in Northfield Township to safely dispose of their unwanted household cleaning and maintenance products.
The HHW program is a way in which to offer homeowners of Northfield Township an alternative to disposal of the chemicals in a landfill. The Road District has made it simple. From 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. today and Friday, Northfield Township residents can drop off accepted household chemical waste at 1928 Lehigh Ave. in Glenview. Identification will be checked.
The following items will be accepted: antifreeze, cleaning products that are consumer commodities only, charcoal lighter fluid, driveway sealer (limit of 2 five gallon buckets), drain cleaners, paint thinners and gasoline in approved containers only. No medical waste of any kind; no business/commercial waste accepted and all items must be in original containers.
At the collection site, Road District employees will help unload cars, segregating and repackaging the waste. The waste is prepared for shipment, ensuring all DOT and EPA regulations are met. The material is then loaded and transported to the proper disposal/recycling facility.
After this two day event is over, an accounting of the expenses will occur and a decision will be made by Highway Commissioner Amarantos about additional events.
For further information go to www.northfieldtownship.com and click on the Recycling button or call the Road District at (847) 724-7055.
Hadassah Centennial 3K walkathon
Hadassah Centennial 3K Walkathon will take place on June 24 at Wood Oaks Green Park, on Sanders between Dundee and Walters, Northbrook. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. All walkers, volunteers and sponsors are welcome. The registration fee is $36 for an individual ($40 on day of Walk). Fill out the required Registration/Release Form. Bring forms to Walk. Each participant receives their own T-shirt. One Size Fits All Family Package: Pay $40 for whole family to walk. One T-shirt will be given out to a family. Registration packets are available at the office (847) 205-1900 and online at northshore.hadassah.org.
Mesirow Financial sponsors pancake breakfast
Mesirow Financial is sponsoring the Northbrook Annual Fourth of July “Pancakes in the Park” breakfast including an “allergy-aware” food station for the second year in a row.
This event will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. July 4 at Village Green Park (corner of Shermer and Meadow Roads), Northbrook.
The firm has many employees who live in Northbrook, including Managing Director, Steven Mesirow. Steve’s family has always attended the event, but came up with the idea last year of including an “allergy-aware” station featuring all natural, gluten, dairy, peanut, tree nut and egg-free waffles.
“As the parent of a child who suffers from severe food allergies, it’s hard to find family events we can all enjoy together without bringing our own food or scrutinizing a menu. We had great success with this station last year, and want to get the word out to more people in the area about it,” said Mesirow. Numerous employees from Mesirow Financial will be working the event including Steve’s father, Richard Mesirow, son of the founder of Mesirow Financial. “It’s a great opportunity to share time with my grandchildren and meet people in the community,” said Richard. “Our firm’s core values incorporate the importance of being involved in our local communities, and we enjoy being involved with this event.”