Chicago, IL — November 17, 2014, Flood Brothers Disposal announced their donation to support the WINGS annual holiday giving project. By donating the use of a dumpster, the project is able to generate more resources to those in need.
The WINGS Program is an advocate for homeless women and children and provides domestic violence service to suburban Chicago. Single women and women with children are able to receive temporary safe shelter through WINGS housing while staff provides one-on-one, individualized assistance that allows women to set personal goals that will enable them to work, continue their education, and care for themselves and their children.
Flood Brothers is Proud to Support WINGS
“We greatly appreciate the donation of a dumpster by Flood Brothers to support our annual holiday giving project,” said Denise Urban, Chief Financial Officer of the WINGS Program. “With Flood Brothers’ support, we are able to process the donations and complete the wrapping required without having to spend time and money on disposal of packaging, empty tape and wrapping paper rolls, food for volunteers, and the other waste that accumulates as part of this project.”
Last year WINGS received and distributed over 4,500 holiday gifts to its program participants and graduates. It is an enormous undertaking made possible by the various individuals and organizations that donate their time and resources.
“Your support over the years has meant a great deal and we look forward to our continued relationship. Thank you on behalf of the women and children of WINGS,” continued Ms. Urban.
WINGS: Giving Flight to Hopes and Dreams
For more information about the program visit
Americans today are recycling more than ever!
November 15, 2014 marks the 17th year of America Recycles Day! This day is celebrated to educate millions of Americans to continue to buy products made from recycled materials and understand the importance of recycling and how it affects our future!
In 1960, composting and recycling in the United States was estimated at 7.7 percent. That rose to 17 percent in 1990. Today, progressive Americans recycle around 33 percent of their waste! Flood Brothers' goal is to continue that climbing percentage!
The National Recycling Coalition claims in 2007, the amount of energy saved from recycling aluminum and steel cans, plastic PET and glass containers, newsprint and corrugated packaging was equivalent to:
• The amount of electricity consumed by 17.8 million Americans in one year.
• 29% of nuclear electricity generation in the U.S. in one year.
• 7.9% of U.S. electricity generation from fossil fuels in one year.
• 11% of the energy produced by coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
• The energy supplied from 2.7% of imported barrels of crude oil into the U.S.
• The amount of gasoline used in almost 11 million automobiles in one year.
America Recycles Day Save Energy
Recycling just a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for three hours. Sadly, according to the National Recycling Coalition, Americans toss enough aluminum into landfills in three months to rebuild the entire U.S. fleet of commercial airplanes.
Can we use recycled materials to save energy and reduce global warming? YES, one example is using recycled glass! Recycled glass uses 40 percent less energy than using new materials.
Recycling Helps the Economy ... You're Welcome Mr. President
Recycling establishments creates jobs... there are more than 1 million men and woman employed by the recycling and reuse industry, generating approximately $37 billion in annual payroll. This $200 billion dollar industry is helping our future by creating less harmful materials. So, RECYCLE and REUSE AMERICA!
To find out what to recycle click here.
Local electronics recycling firm, Elgin Recycling, in partnership with the Village, Park District and Public Library will be sponsoring a holiday lights recycling program beginning Monday, November 17th. Recycle those broken strands of holiday lights this year at any of the following locations:
Village Municipal Center
500 N. Gary Ave.
7 days/ week
Carol Stream Library
616 Hiawath Dr.
Mon. - Thu.: 9 am - 9 pm
Fri. - Sat.: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1:00 - 5 pm
Fountain View Rec. Center
910 N. Gary Ave.
Mon. - Thu.: 5 am -11 pm
Friday: 5 am - 10 pm
Sat. & Sun.: 7 am - 7 pm
Simkus Rec. Center
849 E. Lies Rd.
Mon. - Fri.: 8 am - 8 pm
Sat. & Sun.: 8 am - 5 pm
Acceptable light stands include: Mini-Italian, traditional screw in bulb, rope lights, LED and extension cords. Proceeds from the sale of reclaimed copper wire will be donated to the Christmas Sharing Program Fund to help under-resourced families in the community have a traditional holiday meal and new toys for their children.
It's that time of year again... “Fall clean up”!
Stay on top of yard work so you don’t have extra to do next Spring. Get the family to help and rake the leaves and clean up the shrubs! Place in your yard waste toters or purchase leaf stickers!
Keep your driveway and curbs clear of leaves and other fallen debris. Before the snowy winter is here, get outside and enjoy some last minute “beautiful and colorful outdoor time”.
Remember to say THANK YOU to your garbage workers who will be picking up all that yard waste from your fall clean up efforts.
Discounted Leaf Stickers are accepted Oct. 27th – Nov. 29th
FREE Leaf Pick-up during the week of November 17th. No Leaf Stickers Needed!
Residents may place an UNLIMITED amount of bags/cans of LEAVES ONLY out at the curb for FREE COLLECTION. Leaves placed out at the curb in rigid 33-gal. Containers must be free of lids. (This will help Flood Brothers drivers to identify contents quickly!)
*Please note raking leaves into the street is PROHIBITED!
Village Code (Public Ways & Properties: Streets & Sidewalks/Obstructions to Drains) prohibits anyone from causing obstructions to the Village's storm drainage system. Storm sewer inlets clogged by leaves will cause localized street and property flooding in a heavy storm event. Violators are subject to ticketing for each separate offense.
Fall is in the air and it's the perfect time to clean out the garage to make space for new bikes and reduce the clutter and unwanted materials that you no longer use. You'll also be happy during the long winter months to easily find your snowblower! Renting a dumpster is fast and easy!
Click the link below to find the right size for your needs, 10 or 15-yard containers are perfect whether it's cleaning out the garage or finishing up remodeling projects. — make this summer a productive one!
CLICK HERE TO FIND THE RIGHT SIZE CONTAINER
Direct Debit Program (Auto Pay)
Flood Brothers will automatically deduct your bill from your checking or savings account. Simply download the pdf form, fill in your information and mail it in an envelope back to us along with an unsigned, voided check to begin your easy pay program.
Credit Card Payment Program
Flood Brothers also offers a convenient and easy credit card payment program. Just complete the PDF form (linked below) with your credit card information and mail it in an envelope back to us and we will begin billing your credit card. Please note to checkmark the box for a “PAPERLESS” payment receipt.
Click to download the Easy Pay Form
Our customer service representatives are available
Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (630) 261-0578.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Flood Brothers Disposal & Recycling Services
17 W 697 Butterfield Road Suite E
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
Collect all your recyclable materials and join our community-wide recycling effort! Representatives from local organizations will be able to collect many items including:
- Eye glasses
- Hearing aids
- Tops of cans
- Cell phones
- TVs and Computers
- Gently used clothing
- Household items
- Building Materials
- Prescription Drugs
- Gently used furniture
- Crutches and walkers
- Sewing Machines
- Paper shredding (2 bags per car)
For more information on what can be brought for recycling, visit www.senatormattmurphy.com or www.repharris.com
Thank you for helping Flood Brothers keep America clean!
DuPage County is hosting a Residential Document Shredding Event on Saturday, October 25th from 9 AM - Noon at the Ross Ferraro Town Center located at 960 N. Gary Ave. CINTAS will be on hand to shred up to 5 boxes of documents per vehicle. Patrons are asked to remove their personal documents from binders, binder clips or other hard rigid cover material. Commercial/corporate business generated documents WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Document shredding events are a proven tool for individuals and consumers alike in helping combat identity theft!
Any old appliance can consume as much as four times more energy than newer models and could be costing you more money on your electricity bills than you need to pay!
Recycle Your Old Appliances and Electronics
For E-waste pick ups, contact a Flood Brothers representative at (630) 261-0400 or (773) 626-5800. View what can be recycled today here!
White Good Item Collection (Appliances)
White goods are appliances containing CFC, HCFC, PCB’s, mercury switches or other hazardous components that can be found in stoves, hot water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves and furnaces. White goods will be collected by a separate truck.
Please contact Flood Brothers customer service department at (630) 261-0578 to schedule a white good item pick up. Any white good item to be collected must be placed at the curb on same day and time as residential refuse service. Residents, see your page for more details:
Unincorporated Residential Services
Receive $35 for Recycling Your Refrigerator or Freezer
Everyone today is looking to help with recycling efforts, we found that Com Ed will pick up your old, working refrigerator or freezer for FREE, recycle it in an environmentally responsible way, plus send you $35.
Click here for details and eligibility!
This environmental initiative is a partnership between the Village and the DuPage County Department of Environmental Concerns to reduce the levels of pharmaceutical contamination that have been found in natural streams as well as public drinking water supplies. Pharmaceuticals that are flushed down the toilet make their way into our water supply causing harm to fish and wildlife and may harm people who tap the Great Lakes for their drinking water. Conventional sewage treatment methods were not designed to remove this type of contamination.
Items not accepted in this program include medical sharps and needles, radioactive medicines or household chemical wastes. Information on sharps and needle disposal can be found at www.dupageco.org then click on Departments– Waste, Recycling & Green Initiatives (S-Z), then Rx Box Program then DuPage County Recycling Guide – Medications Section.
For more information click here