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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

Stay Warm and Save Money this Winter! Print E-mail

Energy Efficiency Workshop at SCARCEalt

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

7:00 - 8:30pm

  • Learn how to upgrade your home to prevent energy loss
  • Ask about rebates and low cost energy assessments
  • Find out about new pricing programs made possible by smart meters
  • Ride our energy bike
  • Check out our collection of energy efficient light bulbs
  • Use a Kill-a-watt meter


Questions?  Contact us at 630-545-9710 or

Advanced Registration Appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome!


SCARCE 25th Anniversary! Print E-mail

SCARCE 25 logoTo celebrate our 25th anniversary this month, we are asking our supporters to spread the word about SCARCE. Tell 25 friends about SCARCE, tweet about our 25th anniversary, share a post on Facebook about SCARCE or share our newsletter with friends! The more people who know about us, the more environmental awareness we spread!

Get Your Garden Growin' Green Print E-mail

Sweet Home OrganicsSaturday, May 9, 2015

SCARCE is happy to announce the second Get Your Garden Growin' Green Event this May!  The planning is in full swing, mark your calendars now!  Some favorites returning from last year include the seedling sale, food-scrap amended compost sale, rain barrels, composting demonstrations and more!

Pre-Order Food Scrap Amended Compost Here

$10 per 32 gallon garbage can (you provide can)
$2.50 per 5 gallon pail (you provide pail)

Read more: Get Your Garden Growin' Green
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.

Mar. 7 Winfield Township Open House, 11am-2pm see flyer below

Mar. 21 Lisle Recycling Extravaganza, 9am-noon
Benedictine University Parking Lot

Apr. 11 Wheaton Recycling Extravaganza, 9am-noon
Commuter Parking Lot, Carlton & Liberty

Apr. 18 Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza

Apr. 25 Glendale Heights Recycling Extravaganza

Apr. 25 Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravaganza

May 2 Itasca Recycling Extravaganza

May 2 River Forest Recycling Extravaganza

May 9 Woodridge Christ the Servant Electronics Collection

May 16 Woodridge Rotary Recycling Extravaganza

May 16 Oakbrook Recycling Extravaganza


Read more: Recycling Extravaganzas & Electronics Collections
Holiday Light Recycling! Print E-mail

Holiday Light Reycling

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NEW LOCATION: Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Print E-mail

The permanent HHW collection has a NEW LOCATION!  

156 Fort Hill Drive
(Fort Hill Dr. and Jefferson Ave.)

Read more: NEW LOCATION: Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection
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Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 4:30pm

Tue: 9am - 6pm

2nd & 4th Sat of the month: 9am - noon

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