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. 

Upcoming Green Events

Joliet-Shorewood-Plainfield Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
April 08, 2017-April 08, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Troy Middle School, Plainfield, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all of residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Earth Day 2017 Photo Competition Final Day
Event's details
April 22, 2017

All Day Event

Submit your photograph of yourself, a friend, family member or someone you know recycling, composting, reusing or conserving energy. Send in the photo between now and April 22 for a chance to win an iPad2!
 
 (All Day Event)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Beecher-WashingtonTwp Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 06, 2017-May 06, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Washington Township, Beecher, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all of residents of any communities partially within Will County. (excludes Indiana residents).
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

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


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!.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

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


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!.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

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


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!.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
 
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