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

Recycle Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste
Event's details
September 12, 2020-September 12, 2020

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , New Lenox, IL-IL


Accepting a wide range of electronics (2 TV limit) and Household Hazardous Waste (15 gallons of paint and 15 fluorescent tubes limit) by appointment in New Lenox from 8am to 3pm.
 
 (September 12, 2020 08:00 AM - September 12, 2020 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event Sept 2020 - canceled due to COVID
Event's details
September 18, 2020-September 20, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


This event was rescheduled but had to canceled again due to COVID. Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
Signs will be posted.
 
 (September 18, 2020 09:00 AM - September 20, 2020 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event Sept 2020 - canceled due to COVID
Event's details
September 18, 2020-September 20, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


This event was rescheduled but had to canceled again due to COVID. Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
Signs will be posted.
 
 (September 18, 2020 09:00 AM - September 20, 2020 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event Sept 2020 - canceled due to COVID
Event's details
September 18, 2020-September 20, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


This event was rescheduled but had to canceled again due to COVID. Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
Signs will be posted.
 
 (September 18, 2020 09:00 AM - September 20, 2020 04:00 PM)
Wilmington Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
October 24, 2020-October 24, 2020

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


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants must make an APPOINTMENT. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle, maximum 15 gallons of paint, and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (October 24, 2020 08:00 AM - October 24, 2020 03:00 PM)
 
Will County Land Use Department
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58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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