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

Document Destruction Event in Monee 2019
Event's details
July 27, 2019-July 27, 2019

Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: St. Boniface Church Parking Lot, Monee, IL-IL


Will County is providing a Document Destruction event on Saturday, July 27 in the parking lot of St. Boniface Church as part of the kickoff of a week long community action series of Love Monee events. Residents are asked to bring confidential papers only between 10am and noon for on-site shredding. Residential materials only, no businesses.
 
 (July 27, 2019 10:00 AM - July 27, 2019 12:00 PM)
Really, Really Free Market 2019 - Plainfield
Event's details
August 03, 2019-August 03, 2019

Time:08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, IL-IL


The Plainfield United Methodist Church’s Green Team is organizing their seventh annual, Really, Really Free Market. Think "Garage Sale - except everything is FREE!" Everyone is invited to bring in items they don't want and to take items they can use without any fees. The event takes place at Plainfield United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 15114 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL from 8:30am-3pm.
 
 (August 03, 2019 08:30 AM - August 03, 2019 03:00 PM)
New Lenox Recyclepalooza: Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Wood, & More Collection Event 2019
Event's details
September 14, 2019-September 14, 2019

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , New Lenox, 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 and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (September 14, 2019 08:00 AM - September 14, 2019 03:00 PM)
 
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