Farmers market 2nd Recycling Day a success
Sandra Spangenberger (left) of Northbrook looks at all-natural products offered by Lindsey Lehman at the Laz Cosmetics booth. | Alyssa Schueneman~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 3, 2012 6:07AM
The Northbrook Farmers Market presented on Wednesday its second annual Art of Recycling Day at Our Lady of the Brook’s church parking lot.
Sponsored by Veolia Environmental Services, Northbrook’s waste hauler, several participants came together for the event.
The midway was lined with the booths of “recycle artists” who offered unique and one-of-a-kind, up-cycled and re-purposed treasures, said Dale Duda, the market’s volunteer manager.
“In just one year, this event has grown significantly, second only to opening day,” Duda added.
“It just goes to show that people are really doing their part to do the right things when it comes to the environment.”
Fifty percent of the construction of all sale items had to be made of material that would have gone into a landfill if not given new life.
Also, in keeping with the recycling theme of the day, Northbrook’s Good Will Industries placed a drop box for residents to donate clothing and shoes.
Residents also dropped off old paint, electronics, batteries and other household items in the Northfield Township Road District’s collection vehicles. They even brought paper for shredding.
Veolia also offered tours of the company’s natural gas-powered recycling truck, and handed out information and tips on recycling to help reduce the village’s waste.
Participation in all events at the market were free of charge.
The market is open rain or shine 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 10. Visit www.olbparish.org for more details.