Household Hazardous Waste
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oregon, 421 West Pines Road, Ogle County
Since the creation of the household hazardous waste collection program in 1989, nearly 436,000 Illinois households have been served. A total of 786 one-day events have been held, and more than 85,600 fifty-five gallon drums of toxic materials have been collected from Illinois residents.
Through the collections, residents are encouraged to bring oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, unwanted pharmaceuticals, mercury and mercury-containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, pesticides, adhesives, hobby chemicals, household batteries and similar products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections. The public is encouraged to find alternative uses for latex paint since it is not considered hazardous.
Items not accepted include explosives, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, medical waste, sharps, controlled substances, agricultural chemicals and all business wastes. Propane tanks and lead acid auto batteries cannot be accepted at most of the events, but should be taken to local recyclers.
8 am registration | 9 am walk
Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Road, Rockford IL, 61114
8 am – Registration Opens
Stop by the registration tent to turn in money and register yourself or your team.
9 am – Walk Begins
This year’s non-competitive, walk begins promptly at 9 am. Be sure your team gathers at the start-line prior to the walk start time. Walk Length: 5K (3.1 miles)
Why do you walk? Your reason for participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides walk is as unique and special as the story that motivates you. Maybe you’re walking in honor or memory of a loved one, or maybe you’re facing the disease yourself. By joining our family of volunteers, you’re helping the American Cancer Society continue to do the most for people facing breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events are a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.
Lisa Poe | RockfordILStrides@cancer.org | (815) 229-1287
Tender Loving Crafts Sale
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christ United MEthodist Church, Alpine and Highcrest Rds, Rockford, IL
Come to our 23rd annual Tender Loving Crafts Sale at Christ UMC, corner of Alpine and Highcrest Rds in Rockford, IL. We have selected artisans and crafters as well as our famous Guaranteed Church Lady Baked Goods. Bring your sister, mom, girlfriends and find the perfect gift for Halloween, Christmas, baby, birthday and other special occasions. Lunch will be available also.
Geneve Harris, 574-612-9495