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Cooking Oil Clogs the Sewers - Recycle It Into Biodiesel Print E-mail

Keep Cooking Fats, Oils, and Grease Out of Your Sink

Cease-The-Grease-VideoEven if hot water is running and the grease is liquid when it goes down the drain, cooking oils and fats solidify as soon as they reach cold pipes. Cities and homeowners spend thousands of dollars on resulting sewer clogs. It's illegal to put liquids into the garbage, and used cooking oil can be recycled into bio-fuel!  Instead of dumping it down the drain, put your cooking oil, no matter how small the amount, into a container, and store until there is a cooking oil recycling event.  

Cooking Oil Recycling

3rd Annual Cooking Oil Collection
Saturday, November 28, 2015 9am-12pm
Thanksgiving Weekend

Click Read More to learn more about why this is important,and find participating collection sites and permanent locations.

Read more: Cooking Oil Clogs the Sewers - Recycle It Into Biodiesel
Pumpkin Collection Results - 2015 Print E-mail

The results from the 2015 Pumpkin Collection are trickling in and they are astonishing!  With 12 collections just in DuPage County alone, we kept thousands of pumpkins out of landfills and sent tons of mass back into Illinois soil!  

Pumpkins were collected in the towns of Addison, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Itasca, Lisle, Naperville, Villa Park, Westmont and Wheaton! Get the results:

Read more: Pumpkin Collection Results - 2015
SCARCE Open House Print E-mail



Thursday, December 3, 2015

2:00 - 7:00pm



Come to SCARCE for our Open House!  We will be giving tours of our Rescue Projects and Environmental Education Classroom.  Whether you've been here in the past, or it is your first visit, you will be sure to learn something new.


What to expect:
• Watershed Model Demostration
• Tour of SCARCE
• Opportunity to ride or just check out our Energy Bike
• Recycled papermaking experience
• Posters to bring back to your classroom (DuPage County teachers only)
• Recycling Information
• Resources for your classroom
• Refreshments


What you can bring to our Rescue Projects:
• Any and all books (be sure to browse the books for your class as well)
• Cell phones
• Small scrap metal for recycling (keys, wire hangers, tools, etc.)
• Holiday lights
• Yarn

SCARCE Recognized by Dupage Foundation Print E-mail

kay-dupage-foundationSCARCE is featured on pages 4-5 of the Fall 2015 Edition of the Dupage Foundation Magazine. Way to Go!

Read more: SCARCE Recognized by Dupage Foundation
Update: Electronic Recycling Print E-mail

We are sorry to announce that SCARCE can no longer accept any electronics for recycling at our location.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

Wednesday Nov 25 9am-12pm
CLOSED Thursday Nov 26-Sunday Nov 29 (including Book Rescue)

Normal SCARCE Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm
Tues 9am-6pm
2nd & 4th Saturdays 9am-12pm


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