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Wheaton City officials recently added bacon grease and cooking oil collection to their monthly electronics recycling events.  Cooking oil or grease can be dropped off in a milk jug, bucket or container at the Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty Drive, from 9 am to noon on the second Saturday of each month.  Motor oil will not be accepted for recycling.  For more information about the program, visit www.wheaton.il.us.  Contact SCARCE at 630-545-9710 or by going to www.scarceecoed.org if you have questions about the cooking oil recycling program.

 

Disposing Medications Safely

Looking for a way to reduce the amount of unused and expired medications in your household and dispose of them in a way that is safest for our environment? The City of Wheaton and the DuPage County Sheriff are just two of several local police departments participating in the RxBOX Program.   Over-the-counter medication, prescriptions, ointments and liquids can be dropped off at either location to be incinerated and disposed of properly.  More than 16 tons of medications have already been collected, keeping them out of our water supply and landfills.  For a list of accepted medications and other participating locations visit DuPage County Health Department’s webpage at www.dupagehealth.org/rxbox.


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Used Sports Equipment and Bike Sale
 
Purchase “recycled” sports equipment and bikes at the Wheaton Park District’s used sports equipment and used bike sale Saturday, May 17 from 9 am to noon at the Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Rd. 

  • Donations of soccer, baseball and softball equipment will be accepted from April 1-30.

  • Used bike drop off will be held on Friday, May 16 from 4-7 pm at the Community Center.
    Proceeds benefit the park district Leisureship Program, which provides fee assistance to qualified residents who are experiencing financial difficulties.  Unsold bikes are donated to Working Bikes Co-op of Chicago.

For more information on these programs contact Sheri Rovansek at 630-510-5136 or visit www.workingbikes.org.

 

 

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Use Your Power to protect our planet and turn off your lights, tv, computer and all electrical devises for one hour Saturday, March 29 at 8:30pm.  Join forces with 152 countries that participate in this annual event which has a great impact on our environment. 

To learn more, check out www.earthhour.org

 

 

 

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Paper Recycling Program
ShoeBox Recyling Program (PDF)
Clothing Recycling Program
Community Center Recycling Station (PDF)
DuPage County Recycling Guide
Live Green & Save Green Tips
Rain Barrels & Composting Info
Native Plant Guide (PDF)





Staff Engagement and Training That Grows a Green Culture
by Cecilia Ungari, Connect Magazine 2/09
Myths About Recycling
(PDF, 951KB)





Turn Wheaton Green!
City of Wheaton Community Campaign
S.C.A.R.C.E.
School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education
freecycle.org
People getting and giving stuff for free in their own towns to keep good stuff out of landfills
thegreenguide.com
Tips and information for everyday green living, a National Geographic site
earth911.org
Solutions for products' end-of-life for both businesses and consumers
treehugger.com
A Discovery Company website