COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Mar 17 2020

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Update 06/12/2020: Re-opening begins June 15th. Review new health & safety precautions and new location info.

Update 05/15/20: SCARCE will be closed through June 14th. We hope to re-open in mid-June with safety pre-cautions in place.

Following recommendations regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus from Illinois Governor Pritzker and Illinois Public Health officials, SCARCE is closed until further notice to allow for social distancing. Early actions to increase social distancing are the best way to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

We’ve made this decision after thoughtful consideration in order to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff. Thank you for your understanding.


We will not be accepting material donations during this time and all donation appointments are canceled through June 14th.

Education & Volunteer Programs (In-person)

In an effort to align with state guidelines, all in-person education and volunteer programs are canceled through June 14th to allow for social distancing, unless otherwise noted.

Community Events

Many recycling extravaganzas and community events may also be canceled. We are doing our best to work with the event organizers to keep our listings up to date. Please double check the SCARCE calendar or with event hosts before leaving your home.

Stay Tuned for Updates

We hope to re-open soon here at our new location in Addison. We are actively monitoring COVID-19 (coronavirus) news and taking into consideration the latest recommendations from public health experts.

Please note that this information may change, so check frequently for the latest updates.

For health updates, we recommend the following agencies:

World Health Organization: WHO
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC
Illinois Department of Public Health: IDPH
DuPage County Health Department 

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