Three Addison agencies plan community events for Oct. 14

    Three Addison agencies are planning community events for Saturday, Oct. 14, beginning with a recycling event:

    The Village of Addison and Republic Services will host the Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Community Recycling Event on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Addison Trail High School, 213 N. Lombard Rd.  This event is open to Addison residents only. Residents should place the items for collection or recycling in the trunk of their vehicle and drive up to various stations at Addison Trail to have the items removed and properly handled.

    Residents may safely dispose of household hazardous items such as batteries, smoke detectors, aerosols, motor oil, gasoline, chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs, fire extinguishers, solvents, cleaners, oil-based paint, CLF light bulbs, one and 20-pound propane tanks and bleach.  Additionally, electronics, document shredding (three box limit, no plastic binders), TVs (limit two per car), plastics, glass, holiday lights, eyeglasses, hearing aids, American flags, keys, musical instruments, records, and books may be properly recycled.  No latex paint, furniture, medications or microwaves are accepted.

    Partner agencies for the recycling event are Addison Trail High School, Republic Services, SCARCE, BLH Computers, ProShred, and Addison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7446.

Historical Museum open house

The Addison Historical Museum will host its monthly Saturday open house on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Wm. Balzer House Museum, 135 W. Army Trail Road. Take a walk back in time to Addison’s founding nearly 140 years ago, and its growth through photos, narratives and artifacts on display in the 1890-era museum building. Museum admission is free.  During the month of October, visit the museum during its “Culture and Cuisine” promotion, answer a trivia question and be eligible for a free drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Dunkley’s Tavern.  Call 630-628-1433 for more information or to schedule a tour or an appointment to research the archives.

Fire Department open house

October is National Fire Prevention Month and the Addison Fire Protection District hosts its annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2, 666 S. Vista Ave. This annual event brings the community in touch with the fire department through opportunities to learn about fire prevention awareness, and fire and emergency medical service response procedures and operations.  Families can see fire vehicles and equipment up close and talk with fire personnel.  A special event at the open house includes a visit by the Superior Ambulance helicopter at 12:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and a Kids Firefighter Challenge.  Visit for more information.