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Aurora Hosts Citywide Electronics Recycling Event

Aurora Hosts Citywide Electronics Recycling Event

AURORA - The City of Aurora is hosting its Household Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The recycling event will be held in the City’s public parking Lot W located at 309 N. River Street, between New York Street and Vine Street. Cars must enter northbound on River Street beginning at New York Street. All other entry points will not be accessible during the duration of the event.

Due to the high demand for service:

  • The event is open to Aurora residents only. ID is required.
  • Each car is limited to five (5) items total, including either just one (1) television OR computer screen.
  • The one (1) television OR computer screen of any size per car can be recycled for just $10.00. Credit/debit cards (with a $0.31 cents processing fee) and cash will be accepted.
  • Other approved items are FREE to recycle.
  • Only approved household items and electronics will be accepted.

The following electronics WILL be accepted: cables, cable boxes, cameras, cash registers, cell phones, copiers, cords, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, laptops, printers (and cartridges), projectors, radios, satellite dishes, stereos, typewriters, VCRs, video games; and for $10 either one computer monitor OR one television of any size.

The following household items WILL be accepted: blenders, bread makers, carpet sweepers, coffee makers, clocks, curling irons, electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, fryers, hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights, irons, land line phones, metal tools, mixers, remotes, shaving equipment, toaster ovens, and vacuum cleaners (without bags).

The following items WILL NOT be accepted: large appliances (refrigerators, dish washers, stoves, washers, dryers),  air conditioners, ballasts, bare CRT tubes, capacitors, dehumidifiers,  household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C, Lithium), light bulbs, liquids, microwaves, salvaged units, smoke detectors, VHS cassette tapes and medical equipment (any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material).

To ensure that the demand is met, all cars that are in line by 1:00 p.m. will be allowed to drop-off up to 5 approved items in the vehicle.  Early attendance is encouraged.

Location: Lot W 309, N. River Street, Aurora, IL

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Release Date—July 22nd, 2016

Aurora Hosts Citywide Electronics Recycling Event

AURORA - The City of Aurora is hosting its Household Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Location: Aurora, IL

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Release Date—July 22nd, 2016

Iconic Planes at Aurora Airport This Weekend

AURORA, IL - The Aurora Municipal Airport is hosting the popular Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History tour this weekend.




Location: Aurora Municipal Airport, 43W752 Route 30

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Release Date—July 13th, 2016

New Bike Share Program Available in Downtown Aurora

AURORA, IL - The City of Aurora and Zagster, Inc. today launched a bike-share program that will provide Aurora residents and visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around town. 

Location: Aurora, IL

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Release Date—July 1st, 2016

FREE SHUTTLES TO THE FIREWORKS

FREE SHUTTLES TO THE FIREWORKS

AURORA, IL - The City of Aurora is once again providing free shuttle buses for residents who are going downtown to watch the fireworks on Monday, July 4.

 

The annual Fireworks and Family Fun Night will be hosted at TWO downtown parks - RiverEdge Park and McCullough Park at the Prisco Center - with activities from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the fireworks at 9:35 p.m.

 

From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., shuttles will pick-up from 11 convenient locations throughout Aurora and drop-off at one of three respective downtown locations, including McCullough Park at Prisco Center, Aurora's Central Garage just north of RiverEdge Park and the Aurora Fire Museum just south of RiverEdge Park. Immediately following the fireworks, shuttles will resume service to drop-off residents at original boarding locations.

 

With no parking worries on the night of the fireworks, residents can choose from the following shuttle routes, park at any designate location along that route and safely ride to and from the fireworks:

 

BLUE ROUTE

Pick-Up Locations:

*Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St.

*Car Quest/Dunkin Donuts, 3 N. Smith Street

 

Drop-Off Location:

*Aurora Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway (Broadway and New York St.)

 

GOLD ROUTE

Pick-Up Locations:

*Aurora Police Department,1200 E. Indian Trail

*Indian Trail Shopping Plaza, 254 E. Indian Trail

 

Drop-Off Location:

*City of Aurora Central Garage, 720 N. Broadway (near Illinois Ave.)

 

GREEN ROUTE

Pick-Up Locations:

*Presence Mercy, 1325 Highland Ave.

*Cermak Grocery Store, 1250 Lake Street

 

Drop-Off Location:

*McCullough Park, 128 W. Illinois Ave. (next to Prisco Center)

 

ORANGE ROUTE

Pick-Up Locations:

*St. Athanasois Church, 1855 Fifth Ave.

*East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane

 

Drop-Off Location:

*Aurora Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway

 

PINK ROUTE

Pick-Up Location:

*Northgate Shopping Center, 900 N. Lake Street

 

Drop-Off Location:

*McCullough Park, 128 W. Illinois Ave

 

PURPLE ROUTE

Pick-Up Location:

*Former Everest College, 150 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora

 

Drop-Off Location:

*McCullough Park, 128 W. Illinois Ave.

 

RED ROUTE

Pick-Up Location:

*Luigi's Pizza, 732 N. Prairie Street

 

Drop-Off Location:

*McCullough Park, 128 W. Illinois Ave.

 

Residents must take same designated route back to their original parking location. Shuttle announcements will be made from RiverEdge Park and McCullough Park throughout the evening and immediately following the fireworks.

 

The 2016 fireworks are provided in partnership with the Village of North Aurora.

Location: Aurora, IL

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Release Date—June 30th, 2016

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