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Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza & Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am CDT


Taking place in the parking lot at Duane/Lorraine, just west of the library.

Items being collected:

  • non-mercury batteries, car-truck-boat-motorcycle-sump pump- laptop -UPS batteries (Batteries Plus)
  • American Flags (Boy Scouts)
  • **Epaint Recycling ** fee – Latex: $2/gal, $10/five-gal; Oil-based: $8/gal, $20/five-gal. Cash/credit accepted. No non-architecture paint, spray cans, solvents or leaking cans accepted.
  • **Fluorescent bulbs: ** fee $0.50/bulb, limit 12 bulbs per car, CFLS & 4ft fluorescent lamps only
  • Garden tools: trowels, hand cultivators, rakes, hoes, pitchforks, shovels, watering cans, vegetable gardening books, No tomato cages or fencing (The Gardenworks Project)
  • Cabints, doors (solid core only), electrical and light fixtures, flooring, windows, window AC, mill-work/lumber, working tools (Habitat for Humanity – ReStore)
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, printing cartridges (Lions Club)
  • Clothing, home goods, cell phones (Salvation Army)
  • Books, Record, Buttons, Rulers, Yarn, Crayons (SCARCE)
  • Bikes, biking accessories, helmets (Working Bikes)


Stop by the Earth Day celebration after recycling/donating items:
  • live acoustic music
  • native plant sale
  • Programs from Glen Ellyn Library 10am-11:30am
  • Food & Drinks
  • Rain barrel sale
  • Electric Car display
  • Help make a mural for the Market Francais
  • Local groups with info:
    • Prairie Food Co-Op
    • Re:new
    • DuPage Monarch Group
    • Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission
    • Hadley School & the Garden for Giving
    • River Prairie Group of Sierra Club
    • Sustain DuPage

For more details see the flyer below.

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General Info

Recycling Extravaganzas are drive through recycling and reuse events. Residents can load up their car and then watch as volunteers unload the items they wish to recycle or donate. Events are held Saturday mornings.


April 22, 2017
4:00 am - 8:00 am
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Glen Ellyn Commuter Lot
Corner of Duane & Lorraine
Glen Ellyn, IL United States
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