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MWRD Road Show to bring information, resources to Chicago

Cook County Sheriff’s Office to collect electronic waste, medications and paper for shredding

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of Commissioners and staff will present an opportunity to the public to learn more about the MWRD, learn about careers and discover how to do business with MWRD plus STEM activities for kids.

The event will be held at Von Steuben Metropolitan High School, 5039 N. Kimball Ave. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00 until noon.

SPECIAL NOTE: Bring your electronics and medication for proper disposal and paper for safe shredding by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

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 storm water management projects; O’Brien Water Reclamation Plant staff will be available to explain how they clean your water; and 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.

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