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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.

April Events

April 30, 2016 - Carol Stream Shredding Event - 616 Hiawatha Dr., Carol Stream from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Carol Stream Public Library.

April 30, 2016 -  Public Document Shred Event in Bloomingdale - Berkshire Hathaway Starck Real Estate, 181 S. Bloomingdale Rd., Bloomingdale from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

May Events

May 7, 2016 - Addison Park Pride Recycling Extravaganza - Addison Community Recreation Center, 120 E. Oak St., Addison from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. 

May 14, 2016 - Woodridge Rotary Recycling Extravaganza - Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park, 8301 Janes Ave., Woodridge from 8 a.m. - noon. Woodridge Rotary Club Recycling Flyer

May 19, 2016 - Green Drives Conference and Expo - Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville
Hosted by Chicago Area Clean Cities and will showcase fuel-saving and carbon-reducing technologies for commercial, industrial and consumer use. Attendees will learn of first-hand experiences from fleets currently using natural gas, propane, electric vehicles and other petroleum reduction strategies.
To register visit:

June Events

June 4, 2016 - The City of West Chicago Shred Event - City of West Chicago Environmental Commission, City Hall parking lot at 475 Main Street, West Chicago from 9 a.m. - noon. Bring up to 10 boxes

June 18, 2016 - Village of Bartlett Shred Event - Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S. Main St, Bartlett from 9 a.m. - noon. Also hosting Clean-up week from June 12th - June 18th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bartlett Clean-up Week Flyer

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.