Sunday, March 18, 2012
It's the one week a year residents can leave large bulk items at the curb and have them hauled away for free; landscape waste pickup resumes April 2.
It may feel like summer these days, but we haven't even crossed into spring yet, the time of year when every young (and old) person's fancy turns to thoughts of ... spring cleaning. Landscape waste can be left for pickup starting the first week of April and Plainfield's annual Spring Cleanup week starts April 9. During that week, residents can place househouse refuse, bulk items (chairs, mattresses, couches, etc.) and white goods (refrigerators, washers, dryers and water heaters) at the curb and have Waste Management remove them for free removal. An added plus is large electronic goods, including televisions, computers, printers, and monitors, can also be left for pickup during Spring Cleanup Week. The items you cannot leave are hazardous …
Monday, January 2, 2012
The village of Plainfield and Will County have you covered when it comes to getting rid of things that should NOT go in the garbage.
By now, most people know it's illegal to toss electronic items -- computers, televisions, video game consoles -- into the trash. The new state law kicked in Jan. 1. To help in that effort, here's some print-and-save info about what your options are to dispose of them and other items that shouldn't go in the trash and, by extension, the landfill. Electronic Waste (see the IEPA web site for a complete list): • Vintage Tech Recyclers, in partnership with the Will County Land Use Department, will pick up electronic recyclables for free. There is a 10-item limit per pickup. Call 866-631-1707. •Wheatland Township Administrative Offices, 31W236 91st St, Naperville, will accept items between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. • For a …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Remote controls and electronics are indispensable these days, but are they getting in the way of a good night's sleep?
I have to admit right off the bat that I am a creature comforts type of person. I love my remote controls! Ceiling fan remote, light remote, music remote, television remotes, car lock remote. I'm still waiting for the volume remote for my boys! Then there are the can't-live-without electronics. You know what I am talking about ... the smart phones, iPod, iPad, Nook/Kindle, laptop (with Wi-Fi) and and cordless home phones, just in case! It can get confusing really fast. There is a shortage of outlets in my home and an endless supply of charging cords that all look the same -- and these items are in need of constant charging. If you are anything like me, my laptop battery went out ages ago and it needs to remain plugged in at all times or I …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Police say 91 percent of the vehicle break-ins on record this year are cases in which the vehicle's owner didn't lock the doors.
More than 100 Plainfield residents have had their vehicles burglarized since January, Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek said Tuesday. That, however, is not the shocking part. What's harder to believe is 94 of the 103 victims may have invited the crime by leaving their vehicles unlocked, Konopek said. "I really find it surprising," he said. "What you're really doing is creating a crime of opportunity for somebody." And the number of victims may be even higher than reported. Police have recovered a large number of items from the 14 break-in arrests they've made this year that can't be linked to any police reports on file, Konopek said. In fact, the police department has so many unclaimed GPS devices and other electronic items that Konopek…
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Items such as computers, televisions, printers, video game consoles and microwaves will be accepted.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Electronic Recycling Pickup Service for Will County Residents Speaking of recycling, The Will County Land Use Department has partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclers to offer free pickup service for electronic recyclables. The program is the first such service in Illinois. Items accepted include computers, laptops, monitors, printers, televisions, telephones, answering machines, computer mouse devices, keyboards, zip drives, computer cables, string lights, microwaves, fax, scanners, MP3s, PDAs, video game consoles, video cassette players/recorders, DVD players, and more. For more information or to schedule a pickup, contact Vintage Tech Recyclers via e-mail or call 877-786-4715.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Adrian Rodriguez, convicted in a DuPage County bench trial, stole $620 in electronics equipment, report says.
A Plainfield man will spend 3½ years in prison for burglarizing a Naperville apartment this past spring, a DuPage County judge has ruled. Adrian Rodriguez, 23, was found guilty of felony residential burglary in a bench trial and was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Kathryn E. Creswell, according to a report in the Naperville Sun. He will also serve one year's court supervision and pay $345 in fines and legal fees, the report said. On April 24, Rodriguez and a female accomplice broke into a ground-level apartment in the 700 block of Inland Circle by removing a window screen, the report said. They stole a flat-screen television, Xbox game system, radio and a DVD-VCR player, with a total value of $620. According to police reports, the female …