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

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Green Block Party Request Form

Green Block Party requests must be made at least seven days prior to the event.

After receiving a green block party request, the Village will send a confirmation about the services requested that include proper recycling guidelines. You will receive a free Green Block Party kit that includes compostable bags for the compostable items, and 3 pop-up Compost, Recycle and Landfill sorting boxes to set up with the included signage indicating what goes where.

These containers, signage and clamps will be re-used and collected by the Village of Oak Park and must be broken down and left with the barricades for pick-up.

Residents are responsible for clean-up and putting the proper materials into your regular collection carts in the alley. Remember that no plastic bags are allowed in any of the recycling bins. The Village of Oak Park will not clean-up or pick-up trash from your event. Residents may call Public Works to schedule a special pick-up if it is needed after your event 708.358.5700.

Some of the services will be provided by third-party non-profit organizations in Oak Park. These organizations are not affiliated with the Village of Oak Park. Services that are not denoted as free may require payment or donation to the organizations. Any arrangements made are strictly between the residents on the block and the organization.

Other activities to add to your Green Block Party

Show and Tell Events offered by Green Community Connections:

Click here to request one of the following FREE activities for your block party:

  • Mobilizing for monarchs. Stories of the amazing monarch butterfly.
  • Tips for a beautiful, family friendly, chemical-free lawn
  • Simple strategies for eating sustainably and reducing food waste

Guided Tree Walk offered by The Learning Gardens:

Click here to schedule a guided tree walk for a fee.

*Note: If you choose to host a guided tree walk, please do not request a free, self-guided tree walk kit in the webform below.

Ex. "600 block of N. Kenilworth Avenue"
Select NO if you plan on scheduling a guided tree tour