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Open House at SCARCE Print E-mail




Thursday, December 4, 3:00-7:00 PM

We are hosting an open house for you!  Take a few minutes to swing by SCARCE and have a look around.  Check out our rescue projects and find out what you can donate when cleaning out your closets, garages and desk drawers.

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Recycle your Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Print E-mail


Cooking Oil Collection

Thanksgiving Weekend

Saturday, November 29

Cooking Oil Recycling

Drop off cooking oil for recycling at one of these collection sites:

Elmhurst Public Works Garage, 9am-noon
985 S. Riverside Dr.

Itasca Village Hall, 9am-noon
550 W. Irving Park Rd.

LaGrange Park Fire Station #1, 9am-noon
447 N. Catherine Ave

Naperville Fire Station #4, 9am-2pm
1971 Brookdale Rd.

River Forest Village Hall, 9am-noon
400 Park Ave.

Roselle Police Station Parking Lot, 9am-noon
103 S. Prospect

Villa Park Behind Village Hall, 9am-noon
20 S. Ardmore

Wheaton Public Works Garage, 9am-noon
821 W. Liberty

Wheaton Sanitary District, 10am-noon
1S640 Shaffner

Winfield Township Road District, 7am-11am
30W575 Roosevelt Rd

If you can't make one of these special collections, there are 6 ongoing collection locations.  Click on "read more" for permanent locations.

Read more: Recycle your Cooking Oil into Biodiesel
Holiday Light Recycling! Print E-mail

Holiday Light Reycling

The Holiday Lights colleciton is back on for the 2014-2015 season!  Thank you to Elgin Recycling for working with us once again!

Lights 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!


SCARCE collects holiday lights all year long!

  • Addison Park District
    • Park District Community Center
  • Bartlett, November 1-April 1
    • Village Hall, 228 S. Main St.
  • Carol Stream, November 17-February 9
    • Municipal Center, 500 S. Gary Ave.
    • 280 Kuhn Rd.
  • Clarendon Hills
    • Police Department 448 Park Ave
  • Darien, November 17-February 8
    • Police Department Lobby, 1710 Plainfield Rd
  • Downers Grove during business hours M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave
    • Public Works Facility 5101 Walnut Ave 
  • Elmhurst, November 17-January 26
    • City Hall
    • Public Works Garage, 985 S. Riverside Dr.
    • York High School
    • Emerson School
    • Jackson School
    • Hawthorne School
  • Glen Ellyn Nov-January 31 
    • Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Rd
    • Main Street Recreation Center, Main & Hill St
    • Spring Avenue Recreation Center, 185 Spring Ave
  • Glendale Heights, November 3-April 1
    • Public Service Building, 1635 Glen Ellyn Rd.
  • Hanover Park
    • Public Works Garage, 2041 W. Lake St.
  • Itasca, November 28-January 31
    • Public Works Garage, 415 N. Prospect
  • Lisle, December 1-January 31
    • Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave.
  • Lisle Park District, now-February 1
    • Rec Center, 1925 Ohio St.
    • Wheatstack Restaurant, 5900 S. Rt. 53
  • Naperville, November 24 - April 1 more info
    • Public Works Recycling Drop Off Center, 180 Fort Hill Dr. (Wed. & Sat. 8am-4pm)
    • Public Works Admin. Office, (Mon.-Frid., 7am - 4:30pm)
    • Municipal Center Lunchroom, 400 S. Eagle St. (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm)
  • Naperville Park District, November 17-February 13
    • Knoch Knolls Nature Center (Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.)
    • Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue – Lower Level (Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with additional evening and weekend hours for programs)
    • Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd Street (Hours: Mon.-Sun., 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). Please note that Springbrook Golf Course will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1.
  • Naperville, St. Margaret Mary, November 22-January 16
    • 1450 Green Trails Dr.
  • Oak Brook, November 20-January 9
    • Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd.
  • River Forest - December 15-January 15
    • Village Hall, 400 Park Ave.
  • Roselle, October 21-February 28
    • Public Works Building, 474 Congress Circle North Drive
  • SCARCE, ongoing
    • SCARCE offices, 799 Roosevelt Rd., Building 2 (9am-4:30pm)
  • Warrenville, November 17-February 1
    • Public Library, 28W751 Stafford Pl.
  • West Chicago,  November 24-January 23
    • Public Works, 135 West Grandlake
    • Muprhy's Ace Hardware
    • West Chicago Methodist Church
    • Public Library
    • Police Station
    • Water Treatment Facility
  • Wheaton, November 24-February 9
    • 821 W. Liberty Dr.
  • Wheaton, First Presbyterian Church, November 25-February 28
    • 715 N. Carlton
  • Wheaton Park District, November 16-Feburary 28
    • 1777 S. Blanchard St.
  • Woodridge, November 24, March 13
    • Village Hall, 5 Plaza Dr.
    • Public Works Building, 1 Plaza Dr.


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