Grand Subaru to sponsor Bensenville Park District Earth Day events

Free e-recycling and shredding at water park; volunteer at Earth Day at Fischer Farm April 22

Bensenville, Ill.— Ready to take the first step in protecting the planet? There’s no better way to contribute to a cleaner and healthier community than by helping to make sure its natural resources are maintained and kept clean! The Bensenville Park District is hosting Earth Day at Fischer Farm and the e-Recycling and Shred Event, both presented by Grand Subaru, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22. The two events will be held at Fischer Farm, 16W680 Old Grand Avenue, and the Bensenville Water Park parking lot, 1100 W. Wood St., in Bensenville.

Volunteers are needed at Fischer Farm to help tidy up the prairie, fix up the garden, meet the animals and many other activities. Participants will receive a special Earth Day t-shirt for volunteering. Water and snacks also will be provided throughout the two-hour event. Participants under the age of 15 will receive an indoor blossom kit and a garden tool set to assist them in planting, and an ice cream truck will provide free ice cream for participants, all complements of Grand Subaru.

“Subaru loves the Earth, and we are excited to team up with the Bensenville Park District on these Earth-friendly initiatives,” says Grand Subaru General Manager Ryan Drouin, noting employees will be volunteering at the event as well. “Taking care of the environment and our community really resonates with Grand Subaru’s core values, and we’re thankful that the park district has given us an opportunity to support such a great cause.”

The dealership, located just a few blocks from the farm at 125 W. Grand Ave. in Bensenville, will be holding a free on-site raffle. Representatives also will be distributing valuable information about recycling and the Grand Subaru community recycling center at both Fischer Farm and the e-recycling and shred event.

Register in advance at the Bensenville Park District, 1000 W. Wood Street or 630-766-7015, to volunteer for Earth Day at the Farm. Limited participant t-shirts are available while supplies last.

Area residents may also take part in the e-recycling and shred event for free, thanks to Grand Subaru. Experts recommend immediately shredding documents such as credit card or utility bills, sales receipts (unless the items purchased have warranties), sales and ATM cash withdrawal receipts and junk mail credit card offers in addition to old pay stubs, bank statements and medical bills that have been paid. Also, shred any tax-related documents more than seven years old.

Electronics will also be collected for recycling at the water park parking lot. Vehicles may drop off unlimited approved electronic devices for free. Grand Subaru will also be collecting hard-to-recycle batteries and bulbs to recycle through its in-house recycling center at the dealership.

Further information, and a complete list of approved e-recycling materials may be found on the park district website,, the week before the event.

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