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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Green Initiatives - Recycling & GREEN Events and Calendar

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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.

Spring Cleaning Information during COVID

Provides information on locations that may be open for recycling drop off if it cannot be stored. A separate document has been created for options on Document Shredding as many events have been postponed until Fall, 2020. 

More recycling locations reopening - check visit for more info

October Events

October 24, 2020 - Village of Lisle Document Shredding; 925 Burlington Ave. Commuter Parking Lot C, Lisle; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 24, 2020 - Downers Grove Latex Paint Recycling; Sanitary District, 2710 Curtiss St., Downers Grove; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 24, 2020 - U.S. DEA Drug Take Back Collection; Locations in Elmhurst, Westmont & Lombard; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the website for details.

October 31, 2020 - Wheaton Document Shredding and Recycling Event; Commuter Parking Lot 9; Carlton Ave. & Liberty Drive, Wheaton; 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

November Events

November 7, 2020 - Village of Glendale Heights Electronics & Clothing & Textile Recycling Event; GH2O Aquatic Center; 240 Civic Center Plaza; 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

November 7, 2020 - Pumpkin Smash Events; Various Locations; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

November 14, 2020 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event; DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton; 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Check back for details

November 28, 2020 - Cooking Oil Collection; Various Locations; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Many additional events are also listed in the calendar below. 

Choose DuPage Small Business Relief Grant Webinar Recording

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.