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 FREE and open to the public (unless otherwise indicated). No hazardous waste, fluorescent bulbs, paint, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, or air conditioners will be accepted at any events.
Solar Powering Illinois Conference - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Harper College - Palatine, IL
Click here for more details.
Elmhurst College Recycling Event including County sponsored document shredding April 12, 2014
Collecting electronics, document shredding, scrap metal, clothing & home goods for donation, classroom supplies & books, fluorescent bulbs, carpets and padding, building supplies & appliances for DuPage Habitat for Humanity Restore, select types of batteries, eye glasses & hearing aids & bicycles. Click here for more details. Entrance is on Prospect Avenue and Walter St.
Get Your Garden Growin' Green - Saturday, May 10 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - S.C.A.R.C.E., 799 Roosevelt Rd., Glen EllynGREEN DRIVE$ - Wednesday, May 21, 2014; DuPage County Fairgrounds 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Displaying: outdoor compost bins, worms for indoor composting, kitchen scrap bins, rain barrels, lead-free hoses. For sale: vegetable & herb seedlings, high quality compost, rain barrels (order only). Click here for more information.
Visit CACC website for additional details.
Woodridge Rotary Recycling Event - May 17, 2014; event includes DuPage County sponsored document shredding.
Check back for details.
Shred4Rescues Document Shredding Event - June 21, 2014 - 9 a.m .to 1 p.m. 827 Blackhawk Dr., Westmont, IL
Citadel Information Management is shredding documents on site for a $2/box or bag donation to animal rescue groups.
Call (630) 323-1540 for details
DuPage County Latex Paint Recycling* & Reuse Program - June 9 - July 3, 2014 - Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Saturday, June 14th and June 28th Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility - 7900 S. Route 53, Woodridge - click here for more details
*Usable paint is paint that has not been frozen, is less than 10 years in age and has not been mixed with other products. Dried paint can be disposed with regular garbage.
Paint is filtered and re-blended and will be available at no charge in 5-gallon containers and various colors. Call for questions and availability (630) 985-7400.
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.