The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 | village@oak-park.us

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Green Block Party Request Form

Green Block Party requests must be made at least seven days prior to the event. The Green Block Party season is from April 1 to October 31.

Please complete the Green Block Party request form below. A confirmation email will be sent when the Green Block Party has been approved. The Green Block Party Kit includes: one 55-gallon compostable green bag, one 55-gallon clear bag for recyclables, one black 55-gallon trash bag, and three event boxes for trash, recycle and compost. Additional bags may need to be purchased by the organizer.

The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new product emits greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change and requires a lot of materials and energy. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources and protect the environment. Green block party kits can be re-used multiple times if handled gently. Only one green block party kit will be provided per block party season.

Residents are responsible for clean-up and refuse disposal after the block party. Remember that no plastic bags are allowed in any of the recycling bins. The Village of Oak Park will not clean-up or pick-up trash from your event. Residents may call Public Works to schedule a special refuse pick-up at 708.358.5700.

Some of the services will be provided by third-party non-profit organizations in Oak Park. These organizations are not affiliated with the Village of Oak Park. Services that are not denoted as free may require payment or donation to the organizations. Any arrangements made are strictly between the residents on the block and the organization.

Other activities to add to your Green Block Party

Show and Tell Events offered by Green Community Connections:

Click here to request one of the following FREE and fun sustainable-living activities for your block party.  Learn simple tips to help combat climate change and live in harmony with our planet Earth:

  • Mobilizing for monarchs: Cool stories of the amazing monarch butterfly help us to understand the importance of pollinators to our food system.
  • Tips for a beautiful, family friendly, chemical-free lawn that benefits both families and ecosystems!
  • Strategies for eating sustainably and reducing food waste.
  • Fun ideas for plastic-free or low-plastic living.

In addition to hosting a Green Block Party, residents may also be interested in the following Keep Oak Park Beautiful programs:

Ex. "600 block of N. Kenilworth Avenue"
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