Recycling Extravaganza

September 18, 2021, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Village of Glen Ellyn's Environmental Commission will host the Annual Recycling Extravaganza, held Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event will take place at the College of DuPage in parking lot #6 (southwest corner of campus).

  • From Lambert Road: Turn West onto College Road
  • From Park Blvd: Turn West onto College Road
  • From Fawell Blvd: South on Lambert to College Road

This annual recycling event provides the public with the opportunity to bring items to be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills. As a reminder, no electronics will be accepted at this event.  Please bring non-perishables for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.

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Items for Recycling

  • Document Shredding: Sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission (Residents only, no businesses, two (2) paper shopping bag limit please.)
  • Cub Scout Pack 382: American Flags
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore: Lumber, Hand & Power Tools
  • SCARCE: Books, LP Records, Holiday Lights, Inkjet Cartridges (No toner cartridges), Brita water filters & Brita water pitchers, Keys: household, car & luggage
  • DART: Block-style packaging foam (comes with appliances, electronics, etc.) foam ice chests/coolers, foam cups, clean take-out food service foam products/clam shells. No packaging peanuts. 
  • Working Bikes: Bikes, Helmets, Accessories

Collected for a Fee

  • Latex Paint: Quart cans, $3. Gallon cans, $5. Five gallon buckets, $15. No commingling of liquids in five gallon paint buckets. Credit cards, cash or check will be accepted.
  • Fluorecycle: $0.50 per Fluorescent Bulb, $1 per LED Bulb, $10 per Mercury Thermostat. Cash only accepted.

Items NOT Accepted

  • Electronics
  • Electrical ballasts
  • Hazardous waste
  • Propane tanks
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Chemicals
  • Prescription drugs
  • Oil based paints or stains