Niles Recycling Event Brings Big Haul Of Electronics, Village Pantry Donations

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A long line of cars lined up at Niles Public Works this weekend for an electronics recycling and food drive drop off event. (Village of Niles photo submitted)

Niles Public Works hosted one of its most successful electronics recycling and document destruction events in recent memory Saturday, working with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County. The event also served as a food and supply drive for the Niles Family Services Food Pantry. 

Although the exact tonnage of electronics recycled is still being calculated, Niles Public Works Streets Supt. Tony Dati said more than 560 vehicles passed through the public works center on Touhy Avenue with 175 of those vehicles coming within just the first half-hour.

Besides collecting used and discarded computers, televisions and other electronics, the event also filled the back of a pickup truck with canned goods and other non-perishable food items along with other necessities such as paper towels and toiletries that Niles Family Services Director Darren Brown valued at about $300.

Niles Family Services Director Darren Brown (left) and Niles Public Works Streets Supt. Tony Dati (right) stand at the back of a pickup truck loaded with donations for the Niles Family Services food pantry, (Village of Niles photo provided)

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