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Vernon Hills Gathering Place, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

650 Lakeview Pkwy

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Dispose of your hard-to-recycle items responsibly during our Girl Scouts GCNWI Day of Service | An Official Green for Good Pre-Event

About this Event

It can be difficult to recycle many items that aren't collected by traditional recycling programs.

In honor of the Girl Scout Birthday and Green for Good, bring your recyclables to the Vernon Hills Gathering Place.

Accepted Items

  • Electronics
  • Any & All Books
  • Any & All LP Records
  • Any & All Crayons
  • Keys (household, luggage, car)
  • Any and All Musical Instruments
  • Holiday Lights
  • Cords (phone, computer, etc.)
  • 35 mm Film Canisters
  • Eyeglasses & Sunglasses
  • Hearing Aids
  • Bowling Balls
  • Plastic Bread Tags
  • Corks
  • Disks: CD/DVD/Laser/Video Game - NO CASES
  • Box Tops for Education
  • X-ray, MRI, and Lithographic Film
  • Like New Art Supplies & School Supplies
  • Old Towels and Blankets
  • Brita © pitchers, filters and packaging
  • NOW © brand food and toothpaste packaging
  • Clif Bar © packaging and foil lined wrappers from any other energy bar brands
  • Burts Bees © personal care, beauty care and lip care packaging

Camp Collections

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Paper towel rolls
  • 2L bottles
  • Camp friendly magazines
  • Plastic water bottles (the ones with the small caps)
  • Milk jugs
  • Candles
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Newspaper
  • American Flags that are ready to be retired
  • Crayons/Used Crayons
  • Thin cardboard (Cereal boxes, Tissue boxes, Cookie Boxes)
  • Pasta Sauce Jars
  • Old Records
  • Silverware (old folks/spoons)
  • Miscellaneous Fabric- various sizes, patterns, colors
  • CD's

Additional items may be announced!

Go Green for Good

Our goal is for everyone—whether a Girl Scout or not—to join the movement and get excited about making the world a better place. Everyone who attends an official Go Green for Good pre-event will receive an exclusive patch.

Visit our website to tell us your story and to find additional events, service opportunities, and patch programs that all lead in to our main event, Green for Good.

The stories and photos shared from your personal green initiatives will help show the world our collective impact.

About Green for Good

May 9, 2020, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Registration is Now Open!

Green for Good is no ordinary expo! It’s a life-changing, family-friendly experience to spark innovation, creativity, advocacy, and action to make the world a better place.

Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Green for Good will feature a wide variety of learning experiences for all youth and their families.

Learn More about Green for Good »

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Vernon Hills Gathering Place, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

650 Lakeview Pkwy

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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