Keep Plastic Bags Out of Your Recycling Cart
Plastic bags can pose a big problem for recycling facilities, as they can damage machinery used to sort recyclable materials, slowing down the recycling process and ultimately making recycling more costly for everyone. You can help by keeping plastic bags out of your recycling cart. Since Wheaton’s recycling program allows you to toss all recyclable materials into your cart without sorting them, there’s no need to sort different items or bag them inside your cart.
While plastic bags can’t be recycled curbside, most grocery and large retail stores will accept bags for recycling, so you can collect your bags and return them to the store for recycling. Or, for a more sustainable option, bring reusable bags with you when you shop.
To see a list of what you can and can’t recycle in Wheaton, visit the City’s website.
How May We Help You?
Finding the right person to help you shouldn’t be hard. Need to request overnight parking or report a streetlight out? Where do I go to find a permit? Our website can point you in the right direction. Check out an easy chart listing some of the most common reasons people contact the City of Wheaton, whom to call/email/visit; and which department or agency will be helping you at www.wheaton.il.us/assistance.
Ice-A-Palooza Returns on Feb. 5
The Wheaton Park District invites the community for open skating and hockey, s’mores by the bonfire, children’s activities and more during the free Ice-A-Palooza from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 5 at the Central Athletic Complex. Find out more at wheatonparkdistrict.com.
Ice Art Walk & Cocoa Crawl Takes Place Feb. 5
Join the fun of the 2022 Cocoa Crawl and Ice Art Walk on Saturday, Feb. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. in downtown Wheaton, presented by the Downtown Wheaton Association. Participants in the Cocoa Crawl can enjoy cocoa tastings at many participating stops. The Ice Art Walk is free for all to enjoy, and unique carved ice sculptures will be on display throughout the downtown. To find out more and order tickets for the Cocoa Crawl, visit the Downtown Wheaton Association's website.