Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
December, 2021
See SCARCE holiday hours here
Lombard offered its first Pumpkin Smash with help from the Lombard Junior Women's Club and the Lombard Park District.

Over 230 tons collected,
and more sites still reporting!

National TV coverage

& International Radio coverage
on 680 radio stations

Read more about 2021's Pumpkin Smash on our blog.
EPA Sets National Recycling Goal: 50% increase by 2030
The EPA has set a goal of increasing recycling in the US by 50% in the next 8 years.

Cooking Oil Collection Complete!
SCARCE and our partner, Green Grease, collected over 314 GALLONS of used cooking oil on the Saturday after Thanksgiving this year.

5 towns held pop-up collections including Addison, Elmhurst, Roselle, St. Charles and Wheaton.
Did you know?
On December 1st, 2021, United Airlines flew the first passenger jet from Chicago to Washington using 100% sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF -- which is often made from used cooking oil!
Be Green This Holiday Season!
Holiday lights on the blink?
Recycle your lights. SCARCE accepts holiday lights year-round. See our donation procedures and a full list of items accepted here.
Addison Adds 62 Medallions
Michael Capizzano, Commissioner for the Addison Park District, helped organize the addition of 62 stormwater medallions to the city's storm-drains, protecting both fish and water throughout the county.

Eco-Extraordinaires Lorraine & Mylo show off a medallion in Lisle! Lorraine coordinated installation of medallions throughout Lisle to protect water and educate the community. Ecolab provided funding for the new medallions. Thank you!
Recycling Events
Environmental Events - Mark Your Calendar!
Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-12pm
See holiday hours and other closures here.
Thank You Businesses

A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our Rescue Projects this month!

  • Whole Foods (Wheaton)
  • Keson (Aurora)
  • Christ the Servant Church (Woodridge)
  • Green Grease
  • Concord Marketing Solutions (Glendale Heights)
THANK YOU to our Volunteers
Our Reuse Center couldn't function without the amazing individuals that dedicate their time each week to sorting, stocking, and organizing your donations!

If you see them when you visit, give them a round of applause!
Helpful Links
Green Bulletin | SCARCE | 630.545.9710 | info@scarce.org | www.scarce.org
This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded by the DuPage County Board, Daniel Cronin, Chairman, the DuPage County Environmental Committee, Sheila Rutledge, Chair, and the DuPage County Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.
Kay McKeen, founder & director
Jan Breyne, Rachel Carlson, Jasmine Flores, Heather Goudreau, Bev Jaszczurowski,
Erin Kennedy, Jean Kent, Rose Naseef, Carina Ruscitti & Julie Wachowski
Environmental education programs are operated by SCARCE
(School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education)
This newsletter is part of the Teacher Training Program funded by DuPage County.
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The mention of a specific product or company is not an endorsement by DuPage County's Environmental Education Program.