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Trash Bash!

Date & Time:

Sat, Apr 1 • 10 am - 2 pm


Miller Meadow-South
1st Ave, south of Roosevelt Rd
Cook County, IL 60130 (view web map)
(near Forest Park)


Get inspired to do some spring cleaning at home, and we’ll help keep the things you no longer need out of the landfill! You can also take part in a volunteer cleanup effort with your friends and family and put litter in its place. Bags, gloves and trash grabbers will be provided. Enjoy green giveaways and learn about other ways to get involved with volunteering in the forest preserves as well as how to live more sustainably. Hosted at Groves 6 & 7.

  • SCARCE will be collecting books, musical instruments, sheet music, holiday lights and bread tags
  • AMVETS will be collecting gently used clothing, household items, sports equipment and more. (For more information, view the complete list of items accepted by AMVETS.)
  • Working Bikes will be accepting adult bikes in repairable condition, gently used children’s bikes, bike parts, tools, and bike accessories
  • Cook County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting unwanted/expired prescription pills as well as recycling select electronics including cables, cell phones / telephone devices, computers/laptops, hardware, motherboards, monitors, calculators, printers, fax machines, game systems, stereos, toasters, blenders, toner cartridges, UPS batteries, car batteries, and televisions (limit 1 per household)
  • Enjoy green giveaways courtesy of the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability
  • T-shirt giveaway for the first 50 participants


  • Joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov