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.  No electronics recycling events are currently planned for 2015.

January Events

  •  Morton Arboretum Event:  Expand Your Planting Budget, Lake County Forest Preserve District, 1899 W. Winchester Rd, Libertyville - Tuesday, January, 27, 2015, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. To register please email Andrea Dierich at Learn more   

February Events

  • 2015 DuPage County Environmental Summit:  Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus Ballroom, 1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville - Thursday, February 19, 2015, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register Online at The Conservation Foundation. Learn more 
  • Green Town:  Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N Broadway Street, Aurora - Thursday, February 26, 2015. Register online at Greentown.

March Events

  • MELA - The Conference 2015:  Pathways - Stepping Stones to Sustainable Landscapes, The College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Boulevard, Room SRC2000, Glen Ellyn - Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at MELA.
  • Village of Lisle Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event:  Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle - Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9 a.m. - noon. Learn more 
  • Energy Savers Forum for Small Business:  Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus, Illinois Institute of Technology, 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton - Monday, March 30, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register please email or call 630-682-6013.

Ongoing Events

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

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

  Permaculture Certification & Courses - ongoing - McDonald Farm, Clow House, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville 

  • The Resiliency Institute is offering several courses and certifications on permaculture.  Topics include Edible Wild Plants Certificate, Feast on Flowers, Eat the Trees and Graze on Greens.  Courses and certifications are available for a fee. 
  • For more information, visit the website.

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