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Earth Day Festival and Farmers’ Market

Join Flood Brothers and the Carol Stream Park District for this FREE family fun event to celebrate Earth Day!

The first 300 visitors at the Earth Day Festival will receive a FREE REUSABLE TOTE BAG courtesy of Flood Brothers Disposal & Recycling.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Town Center at the corner of Lies Road and Gary Avenue

Festival Highlights

• Meet a Red Hawk and Barred Owl (12 – 2pm)
• Make Wood Working Crafts in the Kids Corner
• Donate for Recycling
• Bug Olympics
• Visit Live Animals and Nature Collections
• Green Car Show
• Touch-A-Tractor
• Lots of Earth-friendly Products
• Food and Music
For more information click here!

 

Recycling & Document Shredding Event

The Village of Glendale Heights will host their annual Earth Day Recycling Extravaganza & Document Shredding event

Saturday, April 26th from 8am – Noon

Glendale Heights Public Works Facility

1615 Glen Ellyn Road

The following is a list of items acceptable for recycling:

Electronics          Scrap Metal & Keys          Working Bikes
Textiles                Medical Equipment          Eye Glasses
Boat Batteries     Sump Batteries                Car Batteries
U.S. Flags            Holiday Lights                  Documents

Please note that vehicles passing through the collection event are limited to only 4 boxes of documents for shredding set to begin at 10 am. Please remove all documents from binders and remove large fastener clips and rubber bands.

For an informational flyer, click here.

Pingree Grove Touch-A-Truck Event

When

Saturday, May 10, 2014
12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Where

Cambridge Lakes Charter School
880 Wester Blvd
Pingree Grove, IL , 60140

Twenty big trucks for kids of all ages to sit in and touch.

Music, Food, Kid's Roadmap Booklet, and a 50/50 Raffle

12:00pm – 1:00pm is a quiet hour for those sensitive to noise
(no horns, sirens or PA systems)

For more information, please visit Pingree Grove here.

Carol Stream Residents Recycle your Rx

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 DepartmentsWaste, Recycling & Green Initiatives (S-Z), then Rx Box Program then DuPage County Recycling Guide – Medications Section.

For more information click here

Commercial Customers Please Keep a Clear Path

With snow fallen over the last several days, please remember to shovel, plow, or snow blow a clean path to your containers.

If you use an outside service, please advise the service that gangways, driveways, gates and corrals must be free from snow and ice. 

Flood Brothers Donates Food Boxes this Holiday Season

It is Better to Give...

Flood Brothers is proud to support many community events and projects and this holiday season is no exception. Holiday food boxes were shipped to the Fish Pantry of Carpentersville, Marillac House in Chicago, Hope Academy in Chicago, Jesuit Academy in Chicago, St. Martin de Porres in Chicago and the Yorkville Township Food Pantry.

Flood Brothers Supports York Township Food Pantry

Christmas came early as Flood Brothers Disposal Company delivered a truck load of non-perishable food items to York Township Food Pantry to help stock pantry shelves for the holiday season.

“On behalf of our pantry clients and staff I want to express our sincere gratitude to Bill Flood and everyone at Flood Brothers Disposal for their generous donation and their ongoing commitment to help stock our pantry shelves at Christmas time. We are proud to have Flood Brothers Disposal as our partners in the fight against hunger in our community.”

—John W. Valle, York Township Supervisor

 

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Flood Brothers Driver Larry Danhoff unloads the last case of soup from the truck load of donations to York Township Food Pantry.

Holiday Safety is First

As the holiday season brings joy to the hearts of all, Flood Brothers along with community fire and police protection districts urge everyone to keep safety top of mind during the season. Residents and businesses with live holiday trees are requested to be diligent in their care all season-long. Holiday Tree fires on average 1 in 3 are caused by faulty electrical cords/lights strands while more than 1 in 6 are caused by improper distance from a heat source such as a fireplace, a heating vent, a seasonal candle decoration or a space heater. Other frequent sources of holiday fires include improper use of candles as well as hearth fires caused by clogged and dirty chimney flues. Please review the following Holiday safety flyers for extra hints on maintaining safety.

Winter Holiday Safety- FLYER  

Holiday Candle Safety - FLYER

Christmas Tree Safety - FLYER

 

Check with your residential page to view Christmas tree and holiday greenery pick up.

Weather Delays

Flood Brothers Cares About Your Safety for Healthy New Year!

Please note with the accumulation of snow, please remember to:

1. Shovel, plow, or snow blow a clean path to your containers

2. If you use an outside service, please advise them to clear snow from gangways, driveways, gates and corrals.

OUR TRUCKS NEED A CLEAR PATH, FREE FROM SNOW TO CONTINUE SERVICE AND PROVIDE SAFETY FOR ALL

We will keep updating with any additional changes to your community collection schedule this week on the residential tab of our website.

All residential and commercial pick ups will be delayed one day.

EXCEPTIONS:

Pingree Grove residents will be collected Saturday, Jan. 11th.

East Dundee residents will be collected Thursday, January 9th.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with weather conditions, our trucks are out, and safety is our main concern!

 

Severe Weather Alert

Due to a prolonged period of dangerously cold wind chills through Tuesday morning all residential and commercial customer services will be delayed one day *

Please check your residential tab for the latest news in your community.

* East Dundee residential pick-ups will be Thursday, January 9th, 2014. Collections will resume to regular schedule after this week.

* Pingree Grove residential pick-ups will be Saturday (Jan. 11, 2014)

Remember to be safe outdoors this winter season!

Thank you for your continued patience during this severe winter weather!

Flood Brothers’ Charity Hydrants

Flood Brothers is a proud sponsor of the Great Chicago Fire Hydrants, a public art exhibition seen around the city in tribute to the work and heroism of our beloved Chicago firefighters!

Chris Campagna, a Chicago–based Artist (Designer, Fine–Artist, Muralist, Painter, Sculptor) designed Flood Brothers' two hydrants: the symbolic "Burnt Tree with the 911 Fire Helmet" and "Flood" that has water flowing out of the hydrants' two openings.

Chris describes his inspiration:
" 'The Tree' — I decided to burn the tree that I built up. Firemen are family and when one branch of them go the entire tree suffers. So I decided that was my goal. To create a symbolic tree and make it look burnt."

" 'The Flood' was because of the Flood family name. I decided to make a flood out of the hydrant."

The hydrants will be auctioned on December 4, 2013 to benefit the 100 Club of Chicago, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the families of fallen police and firefighters and an online auction to follow.

For more information, including all the artist biographies, display locations and hydrant photos visit: www.GreatChicagoFireHydrants.com.

Flood Brothers is Proud of our hydrants in the Great Chicago Fire Hydrant Project.

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Great Chicago Fire Hydrant Chris Campagna Flood Brothers #32

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Great Chicago Fire Hydrant Chris Campagna Flood Brothers #33

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