Being Green

It's easy being green--if you have help! Over the years we've taken steps to more Earth-friendly at the Library and we've participated in community recycling events and initiatives. Our biggest helper has been SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education). Here's our collection of links relating to recycling, reusing, and being more eco-aware as well as updates on what the Library is doing to be green.

Recycling (Village of Woodridge) Go here for information on household recycling, recycling events, collection sites, and more.

Recycling Events (SCARCE) Find out where the next recycling event is being held and what's accepted.

Hazardous Waste Disposal (SCARCE) Information on how to or where to recycle CFL bulbs, household cleaners, paint, and more.

Electronics Recycling (SCARCE) There are many electronics collection sites. See where they are, what they take, and when they take it.

Medicine Disposal (SCARCE) Don't flush drugs down the toilet! Bring them to one of these drop-off sites to keep them out of our water supply and safely disposed of.

Do More (SCARCE) Feeling inspired? SCARCE can always use more volunteers!

Going Green @ the Library

The Children's Department has put their creativity and drive to great green use. Here are some of the ways they're conserving:

  • Collecting hand-me-down craft materials for craft projects rather than buying everything new.
  • Saving the scraps of paper and card stock when cutting out shapes to use as much of the paper as they can.
  • Using the back of printed paper to to print fun sheet handouts.
  • Printing on both sides of pages.
  • Giving away old magazines to be used again instead of tossing them in the recycling bin.
  • Recycling printer cartridges.

There's more! Check out some of the other ways the Library stays green:


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