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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October Events

  • 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
  • The Village of Lisle Shred Event:  Off of Burlington Avenue between Spencer and Center Avenue (Lot F), Lisle - Saturday, October 17, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - noon. Limit 4 file-size boxes or paper shopping bags (no plastic bags). Lisle Shredding Event Flyer
  • 2nd Annual Shred Event:  Becket Accounting & Tax Parking Lot, 29W140 Butterfield Rd, Warrenville - Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. - noon.
  • Addison Park District Fall Recycling Extravaganza:  Community Rec Center parking lot, 120 E. Oak Street, Addison - Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Addison Recycling Extravaganza

November Events

  • Pumpkin Recycling - Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9 a.m. - noon. Bring your pumpkins to one of the following locations (Pumpkins only! No candles, yarn, googly eyes, or other decorations. Please remove these before you come.) :
    • Addison  -  Links & Tees, 880 W. Lake St.
    • Carol Stream - Town Center, 500 Gary Ave (Gary Ave & Lies Rd)
    • Downers Grove North HS  - Parking Lot on Main & Grant
    • Downers Grove South HS  - main student parking lot on Norfolk (SW side of school across from baseball fields)
    • Elmhurst - Public Works, 985 S. Riverside Dr.
    • Glen Ellyn - SCARCE, 799 E. Roosevelt Road
    • Itasca - Water Park east lot, 100 N. Catalpa St.
    • Lisle - Public Works Yard, 4930 Lincoln Ave. (Route 53)
    • Villa Park - location coming soon!
    • Westmont - The Farm, 34 E. 63rd St.
    • Wheaton - Commuter Parking Lot #9 (at Carlton & Liberty)

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.