Recycling & GREEN Events
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 FREE and open to the public (unless otherwise indicated). No hazardous waste, fluorescent bulbs, paint, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, or air conditioners will be accepted at any events.
Public Meeting for West Branch DuPage River Corridor Restoration Project - May 21, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. - Warrenville City Hall, 3S258 Manning Ave
The DuPage County Stormwater Management will hold a public meeting on the West Branch DuPage River Corridor Restoration project. A $1.37 million grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will be used toward the installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) along a more than three-mile stretch of the West Branch DuPage River to improve the river ecology, in addition to work to reduce flood damages. The project is expected to begin early summer. The meeting is open to the public. To learn more about this project, visit the County's website.
Managing Your Community's Stormwater Workshop - May 22, 2013 - 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - DuPage County, Administration Building Auditorium - 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton
The DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation will host a free stormwater management workshop for municipal officials & staff to discuss a municipality's NPDES permit and how to meet its associated requirements. Speakers will discuss reporting requirements, funding and integration of stormwater management into programs. For more information, visit the County's website. To register, email Tara Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Chicago Document Shredding Event - June 1, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - West Chicago City Hall Parking Lot, 475 Main Street
Residents and businesses may bring up to 10 boxes for onsite document shredding. For more information, contact (630) 293-2200.
A New Beginning for the DuPage River - June 5, 2013 - 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Le Jardin Restaurant, Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
John Oldenburg of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will discuss the recent restoration project done on the West Branch DuPage River, one of the Midwest's most extensive urban stream restorations. This extensive cleanup, a collaborative effort across many agencies, including DuPage County Stormwater and the Forest Preserve District, removed radioactive thorium and restored a section of the river to its more natural state. It was an extraordinarily complex project which included multi-agency cooperation and support. In the end, the DuPage River is "healing" from past disturbances and stands today as one of the great urban ecological restorations ever undertaken in our region. There is a fee to attend the luncheon event and presentation. For more info, or to register, visit the Conservation Foundation website.
Wayne Township Document Shredding & Recycling Event - June 8, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Wayne Township Office Parking Lot, 27W031 North Ave., West Chicago
Electronics and many other items collected for recycling. Document shredding services will also be available (up to 2 boxes). For a complete list of accepted items, visit the Wayne Township website or call Cindy at (630) 231-7140.
Illinois Energy Conservation Code Training Workshops - 2012 & 2013 Training Workshops
The Illinois Energy Office announced a Building Industry Training series directed at the Illinois construction industry to support implementation of the Illinois Energy Conservation Code. Homebuilders, designers, code officials and home performance contractors will learn about the 2012 IECC applicable to new construction, additions and renovation projects in Illinois. Seminars will provide the basis for the correct use of the 2012 IECC and Standard 90.1-2010 in the design, plan review, field-inspection, and analysis of construction in Illinois.
Topics covered include:
- IECC 2012, ASHRAE 90.1-2010
- Chicago Energy Conservation Code
- Blower Door & Duct Testing
- Controls for Daylight Harvesting
- Designing for On-Site Renewables
- System Commissioning (Cx)
For 2012 training dates and locations, please review the flyer for both IECC and HVAC training workshops. For more information about 2013 workshop dates, visit the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity website.
"Save The Date" For Future 2013 Events:
'Save the Date' for green or recycling events held throughout DuPage County. Please visit this page often, for date changes, updated information & additional event information.
September 21 - Lombard Recycling Event
Below are environmental days of celebration taking place throughout the year. The eco-holidays offer many activities for families, schools and organizations to increase awareness about environmental issues. To learn about the history of these events or for more information, visit the organization website.