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The Village of Glen Ellyn has long been a leader in fostering environmental stewardship and incorporating green principles into the community and the municipal workplace. The Village is proud of its environmental efforts, and offers information below on a few environmental initiatives and resources available to Glen Ellyn residents.

Rain Barrel Reimbursement Program
Beginning in 2017, the Village of Glen Ellyn will no longer offer the rain barrel reimbursement program. Rain barrels are a low-cost method for homeowners to collect and recycle mineral-rich and chlorine-free rain. As the rainwater flows across roofs and into the gutter, it picks up organic matter from leaf litter, pollen and bird droppings. This organic water mix is similar to a light application of natural fertilizer
every time you water with rain barrel water. If interested in purchasing a rain barrel for your home, please visit The Conservation Foundation’s website at


The website sells rain barrels year-round through their partnership with Upcycle Products, Inc. The 55-gallon rain barrels offered are made of recycled food-grade plastic, come in a variety of colors and can be purchased online for $60 (plus tax). Home delivery is available for $5 more. Barrels can also be purchased in person at McDonald Farm, located at 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville.   
Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste and paint can be taken to the below location. For exact drop off dates, costs and disposal of latex & oil base paint, please call: 630-682-7220.  For information on mobile collection sites, watch the Village Newsletter or call DuPage County Solid Waste at 630-682-7220.

Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Environmental Resources
2014 Recycling Guide
Electronics Recycling Locations

Prescription Drop Off
Recycling CFL Bulbs - Glen Ellyn and Surrounding Area
Household Hazardous Waste
Holiday Light Recycling

Yard Waste
Composting Yard Waste
Glen Ellyn Yard Waste/Branch and Brush Disposal
Recycling Leaves in the Yard

Environmental Awareness Links

CFL Bulb Care
Water Conservation
United States Green Building Council
Learn about ways to make your home more energy efficient

Health and Safety Issues Links
Water Damage Defense and Emergency Preparedness
Citizen's Emergency Response Team

Government Links

DuPage County Refuse and Recycling Department
DuPage County Health Department
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
US Environmental Protection Agency
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn IL. 60137
(630) 469 5000
©Village of Glen Ellyn, IL