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Earth Day & Recycling Extravaganza

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Name: Earth Day & Recycling Extravaganza
Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:

The Village of Glen Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Park District, the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, the Glen Ellyn Public Library, the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission and WDCB Radio are celebrating Earth Day, a national day which focuses on the environment.

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Recycling Extravaganza

Saturday, April 22 | 9 am – 1 pm
Duane and Lorraine (Lot West of Library)

Bring a wide variety of recyclable items to this event to ensure they are reused in lieu of going to the landfill. There is NO electronic recycling this year.

  • Batteries Plus: Non-mercury batteries, car-truck-boat-motorcycle-sump pump-laptop-UPS
  • Boy Scouts of America: American flags
  • Epaint Recycling Solutions: Fee Charged — Latex: $2/gallon, $10/five-gallon; Oil-based: $8/gallon, $20/five-gallon. Payment cash/credit. No non-architecture paint, spray cans, solvents or leaking cans accepted
  • Fluorecycle, Inc.: Fee Charged — .50 cents per bulb, accepting only 12 bulbs per car; CFLs and 4’ fluorescent lamps only
  • The GardenWorks Project: Trowels, hand cultivators, rakes, hoes, pitchforks, shovels, watering cans, vegetable gardening books for adults/kids. No tomato cages or fences accepted
  • Habitat for Humanity: Cabinets, doors (solid core only), electrical and light fixtures, flooring, windows, window AC, mill-work/lumber, working tools
  • Lion’s Club: Eyeglasses, hearing aids, printing cartridges
  • Salvation Army: Clothing, home goods, cell phones
  • SCARCE: Books, records, buttons, rulers, yarn, crayons
  • Working Bikes: Working bikes, accessories, helmets

NOT ACCEPTING: Prescription drugs, hazardous waste/chemicals, mercury thermometers, stereo speakers in wooden boxes. NO ELECTRONICS.

Earth Day Activities

Food and Drink for Purchase

  • Euro Crepes
  • Heavenly Hot Dogs
  • Javi’s Burritos
  • Tea Canal

Live Acoustic Music

Native Plant Sale: Mixed flats, pots of grasses/perennials, 5 gallon-sized shrubs — Cash or check accepted.
Rain Barrel Sale: Limited number day-of sales, you may pre-order for pick-up at the event — $50/$60 each. Go to Upcycle Products and order yours today.
Haggerty ChevroletVolt on display — talk with a representative to learn about this electric vehicle.
Prairie Food Co-op: Learn how to become an owner of a grocery store that focuses on local & sustainable food.
Re:new: Recycled textile products created by refugee woman — items available for purchase.
Mural: Help make your mark on a mural that is being created for the Market Francais. The public is invited to help paint the mural during the Earth Day event.

Learn more about local environmental efforts from:

  • DuPage Monarch Group
  • Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission
  • Hadley School & the Garden for Giving
  • River Prairie Group Sierra Club
  • Sustain DuPage


Duane and Lorraine (Lot West of Library)
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, April 22
9:00am - 1:00pm​
  • Annual Recycling Extravaganza (There is no electronics recycling this year)
  • Local Earth Friendly Vendors & Groups
  • Live Acoustic Music
  • Native Plant Sale
  • Rain Barrel Sale (pre-order for pick up at event here)
  • Help Paint a Mural for Glen Ellyn Sister City Market Francais
  • Volt on Display from Haggerty Chevrolet 
  • Food & Drinks Available for Purchase (Euro Crepes, Heavenly Hot Dogs, Javi's Burritos and Tea Canal and Coffee
10am - 1:00pm: Drop-in Crafts for Kids with the Glen Ellyn Public Library 

10am: "Native Plants for All Seasons" Presented by the Glen Ellyn Public Library 

11:00 - 11:30am: Children's Story Time with the Glen Ellyn Public Library 


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