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Recycle Your Cooking Oil
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.
Used Sports Equipment and Bike Sale
For more information on these programs contact Sheri Rovansek at 630-510-5136 or visit www.workingbikes.org.
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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