Did you know that a respect for sustainable growth and a healthy environment are central to the Village’s Mission Statement?
Hopping on the ‘Green Train’ doesn’t have to be complicated, and small steps can lead to big, sustainable changes.
Take a look at some ideas for what you can do to keep our community green and be sure to download the Village’s Green Guide and visit oswegoil.org to learn more about everyday ways you can contribute!
Purchase a rain barrel
Rain barrels catch rainwater that falls from rooftops in order to use later in a garden or yard. With the amount of summer storms Oswego has seen already, investing in one of these ensures rainwater is reused in ways that are safe and sustainable. You can purchase one here from The Conservation Foundation for a reduced residential price!
Don’t throw away your electronics
Toxic metals and materials can seriously harm the environment, which is why certain electronics are prohibited by law from being thrown out with regular old trash. Groot Industries is here to provide electronic waste collection to Oswego residents, including disposing of televisions, monitors, printers, computers, tablets, keyboards, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, video game consoles, and more. Give them a call at 1-877-775-1200 to request a collection.
Donate your child’s schoolbooks and art supplies to SCARCE
SCARCE in Glen Ellyn aims to promote sustainable communities by rescuing books from the landfill or a dusty shelf and putting them to good use. They also offer programs on environmental education, waste reduction, and community outreach. Donate your items, then visit the site with the whole family to become more environmentally aware together!
Consider LED lighting for your home
Village of Oswego facilities utilize LED lighting to eliminate bulb use and reduce energy. If you want more information on how you can make your home bulb-free, click here!