The free rain barrel program ended on December 31, 2016. All orders received by that date will be delivered. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will return to the previous program of selling rain barrels at cost through their website. Please use the link below to order rain barrels.
***Changes to Electronic Recycling***
Please CLICK HERE to view changes to electronic recycling in Oak Lawn.
“Where can I recycle … ?”
Don’t know what or where to recycle …Christmas lights…shoes…or other items? Visit www.earth911.com.
Simply select the type of item to be recycled and enter your zip code to find a location. Additionally the site has many helpful tips and information on recycling!
And for a comprehensive resource of how and where to recycle items locally visit: http://www.willcountygreen.com/
Recycle Crayons DIY
Click here for instructions on how to recycle old crayons into new uses. Crayons Recycling Recipe
Parkway Tree Planting Program
Contact the Village of Oak Lawn's Forester @ 708-499-7098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Village of Oak Lawn's Forestry website @ http://www.oaklawn-il.gov/departments/public-works/forestry
Did you know that your lawn only wants 1” water per week? The Village of Oak Lawn promotes water conservation. Lawn watering restrictions are in effect May 15th through September 15th on an odd/ even address basis. For more information about water conservation, visit: http://wateruseitwisely.com/
Energy Conservation - Weatherization Help
CEDA (Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Incorporated) is offering weatherization assistance to Cook County residents. http://www.cedaorg.net/www2/EnergyEfficiency.html
Rain Garden in Oak Lawn
The Village of Oak Lawn installed a demonstration rain garden at the NE corner of 103rd Street and 52nd Ave.
To learn more about rain gardens visit: http://www.raingardennetwork.com/
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency - Green Tips
Illinois Recycling Association
http://illinoisrecycles.org/ - Visit this site for more information (videos, links, resources, etc.) about recycling in Illinois.
US Environmental Protection Agency - Green Living
Questions about the Green Team or looking to volunteer? Contact us at Greenteam@oaklawn-il.gov