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10th Annual Sustainable Design Challenge for High School Students Print E-mail

- Deadline is March 5th

"I had the opportunity to visit with these bright, involved high school students this morning. Their grasp of sustainability often surpasses that of the general population. I was very impressed."  -comment from our Facebook page

Sustainable Design Challenge On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, students from DuPage County high schools are invited to show their  sustainable building design projects to the public at the 10th Annual Sustainable Design Challenge for high school students held at DuPage County's Administration Building. Students will display models of their designs along with posters explaining their research and the design elements that make their building sustainable. 

 New this year, students will be evaluated by a panel of judges and prizes for Best Overall LEED Design, First Place in Stormwater Management and First Place in Energy Efficiency will be awarded.

Student Teams Click Here to Register. Registration deadline is March 5th

Read more: 10th Annual Sustainable Design Challenge for High School Students
Holiday Light Recycling! Print E-mail

Holiday Light Reycling

 Thank you to Elgin Recycling for working with us again this year!

elgin-recycling-logoLights accepted include:  Italian mini-lights, traditional lights, extension cords, rope lights, LED lights.  Lights can be in working or non working condition, from any holiday!



Ongoing collection at SCARCE offices, 799 Roosevelt Rd., Building 2 (9am-4:30pm)

Towns signed up with Elgin Recycling for the 2015-2016 season include:

  • SCARCE, 799 Roosevelt Road, Building 2, Suite 108
Read more: Holiday Light Recycling!
Recycling Extravaganzas & Electronics Collections Print E-mail

These are drive through recycling/reuse events.  NO hazardous waste, paint, refrigerators, or smoke detectors.   Air conditioners and dehumidifiers ONLY where specifically listed.


Stay tuned! Details & fliers will be added as events are finalized.


Spring 2016 Upcoming Recycling Events:

*all events are 9am-12pm unless otherwise noted*

  • March 19th Sustainable Saturday, Lisle: Dan & Ada Rice Center Parking lot 5700 College Road Benedictine University 
  • April 9th Wheaton Paper Shredding
  • April 16th Elmhurst College Recycing Extravaganza: Alexander Blvd parking lot. Must enter at Prospect Ave & Walter St 
  • April 23rd Glendale Heights Recycling Extravaganza: Public Works 1615 Glen Ellyn Rd
  • April 23rd Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza 8am-12pm, Duane/Lorrain Parking Lot (west of Library).
  • April 23rd Lisle Paper Shredding Event, Lisle High School 1800 Short St. LImits 5 bags per car. No Boxes will be accepted.
  • May 7th Itasca Green Day 8am-12pm Commuter Lot 308 W. Irving Park Rd
  • May 7th Burr Ridge Recycling Event sponsored by Senator Christine Radogno, Burr Ridge Middle School 15W451 91st Street
  • May 14th Woodridge Rotary Recycling Extravaganza 8am-12pm, Cypress Cove 8301 Janes Ave. NO ELECTRONICS
  • June 5th Wayne Township Recycling Extravaganza
Read more: Recycling Extravaganzas & Electronics Collections
Update: Electronic Recycling Print E-mail

SCARCE can no longer accept any electronics for recycling at our location.

Visit our Electronics Recycling page to find locations.

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Tue  9am-6pm

Sat (2nd & 4th only)  9am-12pm


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