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Wheaton Recycling Extravaganza

October 31, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am CDT

All participants are advised to wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing. Please place items as far back in trunk as possible.

This event is offered in partnership with SCARCE, the City of Wheaton, the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County, Wheaton Lions Club, Working Bikes, Flat Can, and ePaint Recycling.

Accepted Items
  • Syringes & Epipens: household-generated sharps (needles, syringes, lancets, etc) in a thick plastic container, such as a detergent bottle, secured with a lid and tape and labeled as “sharps”.
  • Paper Shredding
    • LImit 4 boxes (copy paper/bankers box size)
    • Remove binders, rubber bands, binder clips, page protectors, plastic bags, plastic file tabs, CDs, vinyl checkbook holders, batteries, and other hard items (Items are fire hazard for shred truck)
    • Staples and Paper Clips do not need to be removed
    • Boxes will be returned to vehicle(s)
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing Aids
  • Bikes & Bike parts (helmets, working pumps, bicycle parts)
  • Mercury thermometers, thermostats and barometers (no light bulbs)
  • Brita filters and pitchers (Brita brand name only)
  • Books
  • Music Records (45s, LPs)
  • Musical Instruments & Sheet Music
  • Latex Paint (Fees: Quart $1, Gallon $4, 5-Gallon $10)
  • Aerosol Paint Cans (Fees apply $1 per can)


Not Accepted

No household chemicals – No oil-based paint – No electronics – No hazardous materials other than those listed – No batteries

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General Info

Recycling Extravaganzas are drive through recycling and reuse events. Residents can load up their car and then relax as volunteers unload the items they wish to recycle or donate. Participation is free unless otherwise noted. Events are typically held Saturday mornings.

Can’t make it to this event? View on-going electronics recycling opportunities around DuPage County

View our full list of recycling events.


October 31, 2020
8:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
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Wheaton Public Works Storage Yard
820 W. Liberty Drive
Wheaton, 60187
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