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Recycling Extravaganza with Electronics Recycling
What: Annual Recycling Extravaganza, Sponsored by the Village of Glen Ellyn and Environmental Commission

Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Duane/Lorrain Parking Lot, just west of the Glen Ellyn Public Library Parking Lot (400 Duane Street) on Duane Street

Bring a wide variety of recyclable items to this event to ensure they are reused in lieu of going to the landfill.

What to Bring:
  • American Flags
  • Bottle caps
  • Books and magazines
  • Cell Phones
  • Hearing aids and eyeglasses
  • Juice pouches
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Record Albums
  • Tools
  • Clothing and other textiles
  • Household batteries
  • Laser and ink jet cartridges
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Loose and broken jewelry
  • Keys
  • Lawn mowers
  • Medical Equipment - NO Biohazard Materials
  • Shoes
  • Scrap Metal (swing sets, siding, pots, etc.)
  • Small appliances
  • Working Bikes
NOT ACCEPTED: household hazardouse wastes, prescription drugs, paint, flourescent lights, mercury thermometers, plastic and stereo speakers in wooden cabinets.
Electronics Recycling
As electronics are now banned in Illinois landfills, the Village offers electronics recycling as part of the Recycling Extravaganza to provide residents the opportunity to responsibly dispose of unwanted electronics. This event is not for businesses. The event will be held at teh same date and time as the Recycling Extravaganza, as noted above. Accepted items include:
  • Batteries
  • CD players/ROMs
  • Cell phones
  • Controllers
  • Microwaves
  • Copy machines
  • Desktop/laptop computers
  • Docking stations
  • Extension cords
  • Radios
  • Gaming consoles
  • Hard drives
  • Computer monitors (Flat screen/CRT)
  • Mice
  • Modems
  • Network hubs
  • Peripherals
  • Power & network cables
  • Printers
  • VCRs
  • Scanners and fax machines
  • Large and small household appliances
  • Keyboards
  • Stereos
  • Switching boxes
  • Tape players
  • Telephones
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Televisions - CRTs and flat screens
Clean Sweep - Unlimited Refuse Collection
What: FINAL Unlimited Refuse Pickup

When: Monday, April 28 (all refuse out by 7 a.m.)

Why: Purpose is to enable residents to get rid of odds and ends that can't be recycled.

Please follow these guidelines to be sure the Village's refuse hauler will pick up your unlimited refuse the week of April 28:
  • The unlimited refuse pickup will take several days, but to ensure that you are not missed, items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, April 28. If you miss the waste hauler, they will not return to your street.
  • Separate your usual household garbage (foodstuffs and perishables), recylcing and yard waste from refuse by grouping them on separate parts of the parkway. Republic Serivdes will collect the normal weekly refuse from all residences on Monday.
  • All materials must be in containers or bundled (maximum 50 pounds), with the exception of bulk items, such as couches, chairs, lamps, bicycles, appliances, tires (off the rim), etc. Containers include trash bags and cans, cardboard boxes, etc. Items such as swing sets or old carpet must be broken into setions and bundled or containerized. (All bundles must be no longer than 4 feet in length.)
  • No loose construction material will be accepted. All construction material must be placed in containers or bundled and tied with rope. Maximum weight is 50 pounds. For the safety of refuse workers, all nails must be removed or bent over and all glass window panes must be taped with duct or masking tape. (All bundles must be no longer than 4 feet in length).
  • Construction material is limited to two cubic yards (about 8, 33-gallon sized carts).
  • If you put out refuse and it is removed from containers or unbundled by scavengers, it is your responsibility to put the items back into containers or re-bundle them to be sure the waste hauler collects them.
  • ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Concrete, bricks, broken glass, stone not in containers, fencing not in containers, utility sinks or tubs, household hazardous waste, electronics, liquids, yard waste.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 26, 10am - 2pm, located in the rear parking lot of the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane Street. Residents can dispose of unwanted and unused prescriptions. It is suggested that the drugs be placed into small plastic bags with no personal information on it.

Prairie Path and Great Western Trail Clean-Ups
Saturday, April 26, 9am - 12pm, to volunteer on the Illinois Prairie Path, please contact the Glen Ellyn cleanup coordinator Justin Keenan at or call 630-469-5000. To volunteer on the Great Western Trail, contact
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn IL. 60137
(630) 469 5000
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