Encourage everyone to help make your block party a green event. For a zero-waste event, produce less than 10 percent landfill waste. This means 90 percent of waste produced at the block party will either be recyclable or compostable.
Click here to sign up to host a green block party
Go for Green Tips:
- Buy products that can be composted recycled to minimize waste
- Use compostable serveware and utensils instead of disposable foam or plastic
- Consider packaging before buying or ordering food items
- Choose locally grown foods and services
- Bring gray composting and blue recycling carts to the street to sort and collect waste
Not sure if items are recyclable? Refer to the list of accepted recyclables at www.lrsrecycles.com/oakpark.
- Request a FREE ‘Be a Planet Hero’ program at your block party
Click here to request a free super hero-themed, 30-minute activity delivered by Green Community Connections. Family-friendly topics - Superheroes vs. Zombies, The Energy Zappers, The Trash Smasher and Guardians of the Block - are related to the Climate Ready Oak Park sustainability plan, approved by the Village Board in 2022.
For more information, call 708.358.5700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.