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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.

February Events

February 10, 2016 - West Branch DuPage River Watershed Lunch &Learn
DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are hosting this free lunch & learn aimed at connecting like-minded individuals who are concerned with protecting local streams and rivers. Register at Event Brite.

February 25, 2016 - East Branch DuPage River Watershed Workshop

DuPage County Stormwater Management and The Conservation Foundation are hosting this free Breakfast Bytes from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the Village of Downers Grove Public Works Office (training room), 5101 Walnut St., Downers Grove. Register at Event Brite.

March Events

March 1, 2016 - Illinois Green Office Challenge
The Challenge is currently recruiting community champions and participants for a sustainability competition.  Visit illinoisgoc.com for details.

March 2, 2016 - One Earth Film Festival - Elmhurst College Illinois Hall, Schaible Science Center, 1 p.m.
For a full schedule of Film Festival movies and events visit oneearthfilmfest.org or contact Elmhurst Cool Cities at ecoolcities@gmail.com.

March 19, 2016 - Earth Hour - Join us in celebrating Earth Hour by turning lights off for one hour from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour

Email us to let us know how you are participating in Earth Hour - Recycle@dupageco.org

March 19, 2016 - Village of Lisle Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event - Dan and Ada Rice Center parking lot located on the campus of Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle from 9 a.m. - noon. Visit Village of Lisle website for more information.

April Events

April 23, 2016 - Lisle Township Shred Event - Lisle Township is hosting a shredding event at 4711 Indiana Ave., Lisle from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

April 23, 2016 - Lisle Park District Shred Event - Sean Lion Aquatic Park Parking Lot - 1825 Short St.,Lisle from 9 a.m. - noon. Limit of 5 disposable bags per car, no exceptions. Paper items ONLY in plastic or paper bags (no cardboard boxes). Lisle Park District

May Events

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: http://chicagocleancities.org/events..

Ongoing Events

Electronic Recycling

Lisle Collection Days - 3rd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.- noon. Limit of 1 plasma or flat screen television and/or 1 monitor per car (no CRT, console or projection televisions), scrap metal (metal fences, metal lawn chairs, washers, dryers, etc.), household batteries, car, boat, or sump pump batteries.

Wheaton Collection Days - 2nd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. - noon. Limit of 1 plasma or flat screen television and/or 1 monitor per car (no CRT, console or projection televisions), scrap metal(including metal fences, metal lawn chairs, washers, dryers, etc.), household batteries, car, boat, sump pump batteries, and liquid cooking oil.

Regional E3 Waste to Profit Program to Drive Economic Growth Through Sustainability Companies in DuPage and the surrounding Cook region are eligible for assessments of production processes to reduce energy and water consumption, minimize their carbon footprint, reduce waste, increase productivity and drive innovation. Click here for the E3 Brochure.

Interested companies should contact the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at 217-300-1596.

SCARCE Environmental Education -ongoing workshops & training - Glen Ellyn, IL 630-545-9710
  • Teacher Training
  • Community Group Education
  • Recycling Opportunities, visit SCARCE for moreinformation.
  • SCARCE offers Holiday Light Recycling all year long. Click SCARCEfor more information.