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Earth Day Recycling Extravaganza

The Village’s ECO Commission will hold an Earth Day Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in honor of Earth Day.  The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego. The event will include demonstrations of beekeeping and honey, composting, rain barrels, and raising chickens.  Fox Metro will be hosting a drop off for medical prescriptions and EpiPens. Eye glasses, keys, batteries, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, and packing materials may also be dropped off.  There will be a book and bicycle exchange, and a collection of dog-related items for area rescue organizations.  Groot Industries will be on hand collecting electronics of all kinds.

The Village of Oswego, in partnership with the Conservation Foundation, is selling rain barrels! Rain barrels are large containers that capture storm water from your roof that would otherwise be lost as runoff. Per the Conservation Foundation, approximately 40 percent of total household water use during the summer months is for watering lawns and gardens. Rainwater is a sustainable solution for watering flowers and gardens, or washing cars and windows. 

Place your order before April 17, 2018. Rain barrels will cost $55-$60 and can be ordered through Upcycle Products. Choose to deliver the barrel to your home for an additional $5, or choose municipal pick up for no additional charge, to be picked up at the Earth Day event.

At the Earth Day event, in honor of Arbor Day, Village of Oswego Public Works staff will be planting two trees at the Oswego Village Hall. This will take place on Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to be a part of this annual event, please be at the Village Hall parking lot near the Gazebo by 10:00 a.m.

For more information about the Earth Day Event, please contact the ECO Commission at

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