Village of Westmont Green Page
This webpage is intended to provide valuable information regarding all things "green" in Westmont. Please check out our various links regarding additional information and resources.
Environmental Improvement Committee
The Environmental Improvement Committee (EIC) is charged with the responsibility of discussing various environmental topics and concerns as well as providing recommendations to the Village Board regarding the implementation of "green" strategies and initiatives in our community.
The EIC typically meets on the first Monday of each month. Please check the Village Calendar on the website for current meeting information including published agendas, meeting date, time, and location. For more information, please contact the EIC via the EIC group email.
No Mow 'til Mother's Day
he Village of Westmont has created a unique initiative that invites residents to not mow their lawns through Mother’s Day for the purpose of helping the local ecology, specifically the habitats of pollinators. For more information, check out the program description in the NewsFlash section of the village website. In 2021, the Village of Westmont received the Pat Miller Community Engagement Award for its success with the No Mow 'til Mother's Day Program.
Following are links to DuPage County, SCARCE and Waste Management recycling information and resources:
Sustain DuPage Environmental Commission & Committee Coalition (EC3)
The Village of Westmont is a member of Sustain DuPage’s Environmental Commission & Committee Coalition (EC3). The mission of EC3 is to foster collaboration among DuPage Environmental Commissions and Committees for the purpose of pooling resources and expertise to further regional environmental goals. EC3 is the first Environmental Commission & Committee Coalition in Illinois. To learn more about EC3, visit the Sustain DuPage website.
Village of Westmont Annual Water Quality Report
Per federal mandate, municipalities are required to produce an annual report regarding water quality. These reports are typically completed in the spring of each year, and must be officially published by July 1. To view the most recent Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), Water Quality Report Page.
Richmond Education Gardens & Apiary (REGA)
The villages of Westmont and Clarendon Hills are working together to design and develop the Richmond Education Gardens and Apiary. This project is located on the public right-of-way between the Clarendon Hills Public Works facility and the Downers Grove Township Highway Garage, just south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad. Once completed, REGA will provide a place in our communities to promote education programs about our environment.
REGA is being designed to include a hobbyist apiary surrounded by native vegetable, wildflower, butterfly, wall and rain gardens. Each of the elements will include a plaque with basic information as well as a link to supporting website resources. For more information, visit the Richmond Education Gardens & Apiary website.
In 2022, Kye Johnson completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project by creating a Native Plants Brochure that assists citizens with learning about the importance of native plants, their benefits to the local ecology, and tips for planting and caring for native plants. The brochure has been published on the Village of Westmont website and can serve as a helpful resource that compliments the goal of REGA.
Safe Disposal of Needles
The Village of Westmont offers free disposal of used and unwanted needles via a Sharps Kiosk in the lobby of the Westmont Police Department, 500 N. Cass Avenue. Residents have access to the kiosk during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Needles must be put in the proper sharps receptacles, located at the Police Department, before being placed in the kiosk. When available, residents can obtain a free personal-use only sharps box by contacting the Records Department in-person, during business hours. Supplies are limited. This kiosk is not intended for commercial, business, or medical facility use. At this time, the Village of Westmont does NOT accept EpiPens.
Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs - RxBox Drop Box
The Westmont Fire and Police Departments are partnering with the DuPage County Health Department to provide a prescription drug drop box in the lobby of the Police-Fire facility located at 500 N. Cass Avenue. Residents will have access to the RxBOX during regular Police Department office hours when the lobby is open, Monday thru Friday from 8am-4pm. RxBOX is a convenient and accessible way for citizens to dispose of unwanted medications that might otherwise be misused or end up in our waterways or landfills.
DuPage County Latex Paint Recycling
DuPage County offers a latex paint recycling program for residents. The location of the program is at the Woodridge Greene Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7900 S. Route 53 in Woodridge. For more information, visit the DuPage County Latex Pain Recycling webpage or call 630-985-7400.
Styrofoam & Plastic Bag Recycling
The Village of Western Springs provides a monthly drop-off service that accepts clean styrofoam. For more information, visit the Western Springs Recycling Webpage.
Also, Jewel/Osco offers a plastic bag and film recycling program. Jewel/Osco businesses provide a plastic bag recycling bin at the entrance of their stores. Bags that can be recycled include plastic grocery bags, dry cleaning bags, produce bags, trash can liners, and bread bags.
Each fall, the Village of Westmont coordinates a pumpkin composting event to help prevent used and unwanted pumpkins from entering the waste stream. Thousands of pounds of pumpkins are collected each year. Events details including collection date and location are published prior to the event. For more information and a video about keeping pumpkins out of landfills please visit the SCARCE website.
Cooking Oil Recycling
DuPage County offers a number of locations that offer cooking oil recycling. For a list of all of the locations visit the SCARCE website. Cooking oil recycling is also offered at the Downers Grove Sanitary District.
Downers Grove Sanitary District
2710 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, Illinois
HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Holiday Lights Recycling
Each year, the Village of Westmont offers a free holiday lights recycling program. The program typically runs from November through the end of January. Unwanted holiday lights can be dropped off at two locations: the Johanik Fire Station Headquarters at 6015 S. Cass, and the Westmont Public Library at 428 N. Cass. This is a self-service drop-off program. Lights should be free of any decorations and should not be in plastic bags.
Tree Watering Tips
Trees are assets to the community when properly planted and maintained. View information on how to properly water your new and mature trees (PDF).