Festival and Special Event Recycling

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Festivals and large parties are fun but they generate a lot of waste. There are many ways to reduce the amount generated and recycle it. The County Recycling Specialist is available to Park Districts and community groups as they plan festival events to assist. Below are tips that any organization can use to cut the waste and recycle as much as possible.  

Tips for Recycling at Festivals

Start with Vendors! Ask them to serve items in recyclable or compostable materials. (Think aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper plates, biodegrable utensils)

Collect Cardboard, Chipboard, Aluminum, Tin/Steel, Plastic. Vendors bring many of their supplies in cardboard and chipboard boxes. If they are serving food, many supplies come in Tin/Steel Cans that do not need rinsed to be recycled.  Aluminum cans and aluminum foil can easily be added. Plastic containers may also be collected.

Setting up pairs of collection containers: Carts or Dumpsters or Roll-Off dumpsters may be designated for garbage and comingled recycling.

Ask participants to Recycle! Signs and pairs of collection containers such as those pictured above make the choice to recycle easy for participants. Remember that photos are worth 1,000 words so label collection containers with words and graphics. 

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Upcoming Green Events

Spring 2020 Recyclepalooza: canceled due to COVID-19
Event's details
April 18, 2020-April 18, 2020

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Joliet, IL-IL


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the April Recyclepalooza has been CANCELED. We have alternative locations for many of the items and do expect to hold a Recyclepalooza in September. The ability to make appointments for the September event will not be available until June. We deeply regret this inconvenience but the safety of participants, volunteers and personnel is of primary concern.
 
 (April 18, 2020 08:00 AM - April 18, 2020 03:00 PM)
Braidwood Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 02, 2020-May 02, 2020

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Bolingbrook, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants are asked to make an appointment. Appointments will not be taken after NOON on Friday, prior to the event. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and ALL residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (May 02, 2020 08:00 AM - May 02, 2020 03:00 PM)
 
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58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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