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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

September Events

September 19, 2020 - City of Aurora Document Shredding; 3770 McCoy Dr., Aurora; 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This event is open to all DuPage residents. 

September 19, 2020 - Villa Park Recycling Event; 11 West Home Ave., Villa Park; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

September 24, 2020 -NetZero Energy Summit; Virtual or In-Person; 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

September 23 & 30, 2020 - Virtual GreenTown: Climate Crisis; Details and Registration are available on

September 26, 2020 - Winfield Township Document Shredding; 30w575 Roosevelt Rd., West Chicago; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This event is open to all DuPage residents.  

September 26, 2020 - Glen Ellyn Document Shredding; Commuter Parking Lot, 384 Duane St., Glen Ellyn; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


October Events

 October 3, 2020 - Milton Twp. Recycling Extravaganza; 23w040 Poss St., Glen Ellyn; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 17, 2020 - Elmhurst Paint Recycling; Public Works, 985 S. Riverside Dr., Elmhurst; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

October 24, 2020 - Village of Lisle Document Shredding; 925 Burlington Ave. Commuter Parking Lot C, Lisle; 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.