skip to main content
The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Waste, Recycling and Green Initiatives


Green Initiatives - Recycling & GREEN Events and Calendar

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..

October Events

October 9, 2021;City of Wheaton Electronics, Textiles Recycling Event; 820 W. Liberty St.,  9 am to 12 pm

October 14, 2021; Water Quality Outreach; Lawncare, Leaves, Winter Tips & Pet Waste; DuPage County Stormwater Management & The Conservation Foundation

October 16, 2021; Village of Lisle Document Destruction Event; 9 am to 12 pm; Commuter Parking Lot C; 925 Burlington Ave., Lisle

October 23, 2021; DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; 10 am to 2 pm; Winfield Police Dept; Lombard Police Dept; Bolingbrook Police Dept;  Westmont Police Dept; Elmhurst Police Dept

October 23, 2021; The Naperville Repurpose & Recycle Event; 9am to 12 pm; 28600 Bella Vista Parkway, Warrenville 

November Events

November 6, 2021; Carol Stream Pumpkin, Textiles & Electronics Recycling Event; 8 am - 12 pm; 245 Kuhn Rd.

November 6, 2021; Pumpkin Smash EventsVarious locations throughout DuPage; Click the link for more info.

November 5-7, 2021; Pumpkin Smash Event Camp Greene Wood; Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NW Indiana; 3155 71st St., Naperville 

November 12th & 13th, 2021; International Dark Association; Under One Sky Conference

Many additional events are also listed in the calendar below. 

SCARCE Earth Chats

ComEd Resource Center - Energy Efficiency Webinars

The Conservation Foundation Webinars and Recordings

Illinois Green Alliance, A USGBC Community COVID-19 Building Resources

Special or Ongoing Collections

Used Cooking Oil Collection - 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; DuPage County Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility; 7900 S. Route 53, Woodridge, IL - Visit the website for details.