The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

Main menu


Recycling opportunities ahead

The Village of Oak Park supports a variety of special recycling events in addition to its regular collection program. For more information on recycling in the Village call 708.358.5700 or email Here’s a list of the upcoming events:

Lawnmower buy back…To help clean up the air in one of the state’s most heavily polluted regions, the Village is inviting residents to exchange gas-powered lawnmowers for rebates of up to $150 on the purchase of any new electric, battery-powered or non-motorized push mower. Lawnmowers can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., March 29 at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. All gas and oil must be emptied from the lawnmower.

Paint exchange…Safely dispose of unwanted, but useable latex paint or get free paint at the Great Paint Exchange, scheduled for Sat., April 12, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Half-to-full cans of latex paint will be accepted from 9 – 11 a.m. Anyone in need of paint may pick it up from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Paper shredding…Help prevent identity theft by shredding documents containing personal information at a free recycling event scheduled for 9 a.m. – noon, Sat., May 3, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Each household is limited to two bags or small boxes. Only items with personal information such as canceled checks, documents containing credit card numbers, social security numbers and medical information will be accepted. Paper materials that can be placed in the recycling cart or bin, such as newspaper, magazines, chipboard or junk mail, will not be accepted.

Old clothing…The Public Works Department has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to collect clothing and apparel of all types and in any condition from 9 a.m. – noon, Sat., May 3, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Items, including shoes, belts, hats, bags, linens and towels, will be sent to developing nations to repurpose. The Epilepsy Foundation also offers residential pickup — visit for more information.