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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Green Initiatives - Recycling & GREEN Events

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The information below on recycling & green events is provided as a service to the residents of DuPage County. Inclusion is not intended as an endorsement of any of company or event, nor has the County purposely excluded any additional events. The events listed below are open to the public(unless otherwise indicated). No hazardous waste, fluorescent bulbs, paint, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, or air conditioners will be accepted at any events.

Electronics may be taken to the locations listed on the electronics recycling section of our website.

July Events

July 31, 2016 - Gardenpalooza - Helen Plum Library, 110 W. Maple Street, Lombard from 1 pm. - 4 p.m. Helen Plum Library

August Events

August 4, 2016 - DuPage Organic Garden Club - Carol Stream Public Library, 616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Carol Stream Public Library

August 18, 2016 - End of Summer Book Swap Party - Indian Prairie Public Library, North Pavilion in Darien Community Park, 7100 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Indian Prairie Public Library

August 27, 2016 - Shred4Rescues - Citadel Information Management, 827 Blackhawk Dr., Westmont from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There is a $3.00/bag or box fee for the shredding services. For more information call 630-323-1540.

September Events

September 10, 2016 - York Township Shred Event - York Township parking lot, 1502 S. Meyers Rd., Lombard from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Shredding available until truck is full. 

October Events

October 1, 2016 - Winfield Township Recycling Extravaganza & Shred Event - Winfield Township Road District Facility, 30W575 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago from 9 a.m. - noon.  Winfield Township Recycling Flyer - English(1)Winfield Township Recycling Flyer - Spanish(1)

October 15, 2016 - Glen Ellyn Shred Event - Glenwood Municipal lot, Glenwood and Crescent from 9 a.m. - noon.

Ongoing Collections

Electronic Recycling

Visit our Electronics Recycling webpage,, to see a current listing of electronic recycling locations and items accepted.  

Cooking Oil Recycling

Visit and select cooking oil/grease for current drop-off locations, times and other pertinent information.