Cook County Sheriff's Office to collect electronic waste, medications & paper for shredding
WHO: The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners and staff
WHAT: The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the MWRD, explore career opportunities and discover how to do business with us +STEM activities for kids
WHERE: Von Steuben Metropolitan High School, 5039 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 9 a.m. - noon.
To celebrate its 130th anniversary, the MWRD is "taking the show on the road" to give the public an opportunity to learn more about the MWRD and meet commissioners and staff.
Engineers will be on hand to explain local and regional stormwater management projects; O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant staff will be available to explain how they clean your water; Human Resources staff will be available to discuss MWRD careers, upcoming examinations and how to apply for jobs. Business owners are also encouraged to attend to learn how to engage with the MWRD on future work opportunities.
There will be activities just for kids too - an environmental chemist will show how water quality samples are examined and an Information Technology Department project will educate and entertain all ages. In addition, participants will have a chance to win a free rain barrel.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office will collect electronics, including cables (all types), calculators, cell phones, computers, computer hardware, laptops, desktops, fax machines, printers, hand-held devices, hard drives, motherboards, UPS batteries, televisions (one per household), CRT monitors, blenders, toasters, toner cartridges, Christmas lights, and car batteries. There will also be a paper collection for documents that contain personal information to be safely shredded, such as bank statements, medical records, old tax returns, pay stubs, bills, receipts, and other personal documents.