Tuesday, September 16, 2014


E-Waste Recycling Drive

Did you know that nearly 75% of old electronics is put in the back of closets, garages and other storage areas around the home or workplace because of the uncertainty of how to dispose of them? Ben Smith’s Eagle Scout Project will solve your dilemma! Bring your e-waste to Blue Island’s Public Works Facility at 3153 Wireton Rd. on Saturday, ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed for local Ash Tree Inventory (7/23-24)

Your Help is Needed to Protect Blue Island’s Ash Trees Blue Island’s Urban Forestry Board is looking for volunteers to help with a city-wide inventory of our Ash trees. No experience needed. When: July 23-24, 2011 Where: Throughout Blue Island Contact: Perry Recker What will volunteers do? Volunteers will be assigned to work in teams of 2 – 4 people with a ... Read More »

Celebrate June “Leave No Child Inside Month”

It’s time for kids to take a break from the TV and the computer and go back outside! On May 19, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed the month of June as Leave No Child Inside Month in the State of Illinois. One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a love of nature. Blue Island Model Community partners encourage ... Read More »

Fay’s Point wins Green Ribbon Award from Friends of the Chicago River

Congratulations to Fay’s Point, LLC, OKW Architects, Inc and partners, on their recent Green Ribbon Award from Friends of the Chicago River in the 1st Annual Blue Ribbon Awards. 1 of 7 inaugural winners, Fay’s Point was recognized “as an excellent example of how residential development can utilize the river to enhance the quality of life for the residents— wild and human alike”. The ... Read More »

Recycle Your Electronics

Blue Island Public Works is hosting an “e-waste” recycling day on Saturday, June 5, 9am – 1pm. Any broken, used, or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance – except televisions – will be accepted.  It is important to recycle old electronics as many contain hazardous substances and are not biodegradable.  Recycling is our best option!  This ensures that they are handled ... Read More »