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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.

June Events

June 30, 2016 - Composting:  Building your garden from the ground up - Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street, Meeting Rooms A & B, Glen Ellyn from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Glen Ellyn Public Library

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

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.