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

Rain Barrel Webinar - April 2021 with The Conservation Foundation
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April 12, 2021-April 12, 2021

Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Keep rain where it falls! In this webinar, you will learn how rain gardens and rain barrels help you conserve water and protect our local streams and rivers. Learn what a rain garden is and how to use one to solve water issues in your yard, as well as how to correctly hook up and use a rain barrel.
 
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Joliet Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
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April 17, 2021-April 17, 2021

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Joliet, 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.
 
 (April 17, 2021 08:00 AM - April 17, 2021 03:00 PM)
Composting Webinar offered by Will County's Environmental Educator
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April 23, 2021-April 23, 2021

Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Learn how to start or improve a backyard compost. If you don't have the space to compost in a backyard, learn how worms can help you compost in your home. This one hour webinar presentation covers the basics for both the novice and the experienced. Sign up today.
 
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Channahon Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
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May 15, 2021-May 15, 2021

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Joliet, 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.
 
 (May 15, 2021 08:00 AM - May 15, 2021 03:00 PM)
 
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