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Fox Metro Tour

posted Jun 3, 2016, 8:56 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Jul 9, 2016, 7:17 AM ]

Thanks to Mr. Odean for an awesome tour of the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District. We learned all about how water is treated and given a second chance. We also learned not to flush "flushable" wipes. The flushable wipes don't break down and they can clog the system. Another thing we learned is not to pour grease or cooking oil down the drain. Instead use paper towels to soak up small amounts of oil and grease and place them in a plastic bag to throw away with the regular trash.  

For large amounts of cooking oil (such as from deep fat fryers and turkey fryers), S.C.A.R.C.E. (School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education) has a program to collect used cooking oil at various locations.  The used cooking oil will be converted into biofuel.  More information can be found below and on their website.  

Permanent Cooking Oil Collection Sites

City of Wheaton

Public Works Yard (south side of 821 W Liberty)

2nd Saturday of each month from 9 AM - Noon


Winfield Township Vegetable Oil Collection

Winfield Township Road District

Mondays (excluding holidays) 7am - 11am

30W575 Roosevelt Rd


Salt Creek Sanitary District

201 IL-83, Villa Park, IL 60181

*Entrance can only be accessed from NB IL Route 83

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 3 PM


Wheaton Sanitary District

1S640 Shaffner, Wheaton

Every Saturday, 10 AM - Noon


Glenbard Wastewater Authority


21W551 Bemis Rd

Glen Ellyn
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 3 PM


Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Saturdays & Sundays 9 AM - 2 PM
(excluding holidays)

156 Fort Hill Dr, Naperville, IL 60540


Downers Grove Sanitary Treatment Center

2700 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM