Local environmental news and happenings for DuPage County.
September 2019
Are you looking for more ways to reduce your environmental impact? You BYO bag, recycle properly, and compost. Perhaps it's time to take a look at your energy use.
Learn how to save energy and money with simple steps and programs offered by utilities. Plus, current incentives make solar more affordable than ever - find out if now is the time for you.   

Attendance is free, Register here.
Did you know we collect plastic bread tags? In July, SCARCE hosted a wheelchair giveaway with recycling partner Danielle Cares for Chairs. You can help more kids get mobility equipment it's easy! Starting a bread tag collection at work, school, or home.

Grilling season is coming to a close and fall clean-up is upon us. Wondering what to do with old project paint or the propane tank leftover from camping or grilling?
DuPage County is hosting a recycling event to help you out with just those types of items. Items to be accepted include, oil and latex paint (fees apply), propane tanks, packaging styrofoam and cooking oil. See flyer for details.
Have other items not mentioned? Check out our online recycling guide for additional assistance: www.dupageco.org/onlinerecyclingguide.  
Date:   Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
Time:   8 am -12 pm
Where: DuPage Public Works Facility
            7900 IL Rt 53, Woodridge
During the month of September check out SCARCE's  Where is Away?exhibit at the  Wheaton Public Library. Get the answers to your questions on recycling, composting, and more with this interactive display. Learn more about the exhibit and how to bring it to your library here.
Are you looking for a simple service project for your club or organization? Since 2014, SCARCE's storm drain medallion project has helped hundreds of volunteers protect clean water in their communities. Join the effort! Get started here.
Sept 21st, 9:30am-4pm
DuPage County Stormwater Management will offer the public a rare opportunity to tour its Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility on Saturday, September 21st. Past tours have sold out so get your tickets early!
Are you collection pumpkins this year as part of the annual Pumpkin Smash? Whether you're a newbie or a returning host, get all the details you need here and register your site today!
Have you been keeping up with our podcast? In episode 6 of Earth Chats, we explore permaculture gardening with Dr. Michael Knapp.
Sat, Sept 14th, 9am-12pm
Stop by the inaugural Clarendon Hills Recycling Extravaganza. The event is open to any DuPage County resident and offers document shredding, recycling for propane tanks, books, bikes and more!
Recycling Events
Environmental Events -  Mark Your Calendar!
SCARCE is participating in or hosting events in green.
Used Book & Record Sale  @ SCARCE 9am-12pm every Tues & Fri and select Saturdays
Thank You to Businesse s
A special thank you to businesses who donated supplies to our  Rescue Projects  this month!
  • Castle Metals - Oak Brook
  • ComEd - Oak Brook
  • Earth Friendly Products - Addison
  • Ivy Restaurant - Wheaton
  • Keson - Aurora
  • Westin Hotel - Lombard
  • Whitney Architects - Oak Brook
  • Whole Foods - Wheaton
Special THANK YOU to our August Volunteers
----- Benedictine University - Lisle
----- Benet Academy - Lisle
----- Boy Scout Troop 202 - Lombard
----- Geneva High School JV Dance Team
----- Glen Oaks Transition Program - Glen Ellyn
----- Islamic Foundation School - Villa Park
----- Kimley-Horn Associates, Inc - Lisle
----- North Central College - Naperville
----- St. Francis High School - Wheaton
----- Waubonsie Valley High School - Aurora
----- Wheaton North High School
----- Wheaton-Warrenville South High School Key Club
----- Wheaton-Warrenville South High School National Honor Society
Kimley-Horn Associates helped us organize so we can help more teachers.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

On-going Volunteer Opportunities
  • SCARCE Book Rescue Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm. 
  • Lisle & Wheaton Electronics Recycling: Saturdays (Age 14+)
Our book rescue couldn't function without these 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 high-five!
Al - Andrea - Bonnie - Cindy - Davina - Diane - Denny - Gary - Gayle - Glenn - Greg - Gregg - Jane - Janice - Jen - Jill - Jim - John P. - John G. - Joyce - Karen - Kath - Kathy - Linda - Marcy - Marilyn - Mary Lynn - Maureen - Nancy - Penny - Sharon - Susan - Tip
Helpful Links
Green Bulletin | SCARCE | 630.545.9710 | [email protected] | www.scarce.org
This newsletter was created by SCARCE and funded by the DPC Board, Daniel Cronin, Chairman, the DPC Environmental Committee, Liz Chaplin, Chair, and the DPC Stormwater Committee, James Zay, Chair.
Kay McKeen, founder & director
Jan Breyne, Laura Fanning, Lauren Favia, Heather Goudreau, Carrie Horak,
Bev Jaszczurowski, Erin Kennedy, Jean Kent, & Rose Naseef
Environmental education programs are operated by SCARCE
( S chool & C ommunity A ssistance for R ecycling and C omposting E ducation)
This newsletter is part of the Teacher Training Program funded by DuPage County.
Our Professional Development Provider Number: 190000000000000
The mention of a specific product or company is not an endorsement by DuPage County's Environmental Education Program.