The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Green Initiatives - 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 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.

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August Events

  • Free Shred Day:  First Merchants Bank in Darien, 8301 S. Cass Avenue, Darien - Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10 a.m. - noon. (up to 3 boxes) 630-203-1653
  • Oak Brook 6th Annual Recycling Day:  Evergreen Bank Group, 1515 W. 22nd Street, Suite 100W, Oak Brook - Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Evergreen Bank Group

September Events

  • Bensenville Free Electronics Recycling:  Bensenville Public Services Facility, 717 E. Jefferson, Bensenville - Saturday, September 12, 2015, noon - 2 p.m. (NO TV'S ACCEPTED) Village of Bensenville
  • 2015 Energy Efficiency Expo:  Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont - Wednesday, September 16, 2012, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Register now
  • Village of Lombard Recycling Extravaganza:  Lombard Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Avenue, Lombard - Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Village of Lombard
  • Hanover Park Annual Recycling Event:  Hanover Park Metra Station, 1975 W. Lake Street, Hanover Park - Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hanover Park Recycling Event
  • 2nd Annual Kick Off Healthy Children's Month:  (location to come) - Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. (more details coming soon)

October Events

  • The Township of Winfield Recycling Extravaganza & Shredding Event:  Winfield Township Road District Facility, 30W575 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago - Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9 a.m. - noon. Winfield Township Recycling Flyer - English & Winfield Township Recycling Flyer - Spanish
  • Bensenville Free Electronics Recycling:  Bensenville Public Services Facility, 717 E. Jefferson, Bensenville - Saturday, October 10, 2015, noon - 2 p.m. (NO TV'S ACCEPTED) Village of Bensenville
  • Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and Glen Ellyn Police Department Community Shredder Event:  Glenwood Municipal Parking Lot, located at Prospect and Crescent in Downtown Glen Ellyn - Saturday, October 17, 2015, 9 a.m. - noon (up to 3 boxes). Glen Ellyn Shredder Event
  • 2nd Annual Shred Event:  Becket Accounting & Tax Parking Lot, 29W140 Butterfield Rd, Warrenville - Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. - noon.

 Ongoing Events

Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility (Free Recycled Latex Paint), 7900 S Route 53, Woodridge - starting June 22, 2015, Mon - Fri , 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. DuPage County Latex Paint Recycling  

  • The paint will be filtered and re-blended into a variety of colors, types and finishes.
  • Recycled paint will be distributed to residents for free during same hours at location.
  • Paint is offered free of charge to any resident, business, non-profit, etc. in 5-gallon containers.

SCARCE Environmental Education - ongoing workshops & training - Glen Ellyn, IL 630-545-9710  

  • Teacher Training
  • Community Group Education
  • Recycling Opportunities, visit  SCARCE for more information.
  • SCARCE offers Holiday Light Recycling all year long. Click SCARCE for more information.

Upcoming Seminar

Sustainability Seminar