COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Mar 17 2020

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Update 03/30/20: SCARCE will be closed through May 1st per federal guidelines for social distancing. We hope to re-open Mopnday, May 4th. Please review details below.

Following recommendations regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus from Illinois Governor Pritzker and Illinois Public Health officials, SCARCE is closed through May 1st 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 May 1st.

Education & Volunteer Programs (In-person)

In an effort to align with the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines, SCARCE has canceled all in-person education and volunteer programs through May 1st to allow for social distancing.

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 on Monday, May 4th 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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SCARCE is closed through April 30th to align with recommendations related to COVID-19. More Info