Community Paper Recycling Program

Community Center

1777 S. Blanchard St., Wheaton IL

Wheaton Park District hosts a community paper recycling program called the Paper Retriever. Bring your paper recycling to the large yellow and green bin in the Community Center parking lot.  You will be supporting our environmental stewardship efforts and well as raising funds to contribute to “greening” our park district.

If you can’t re-use it, recycle it!

We are required to recycle 2 tons of paper per month to participate in the program. The paper collected by this program is recycled to manufacture newsprint.

The Paper Retriever accepts the following:

  • Old park district brochures
  • Newspaper   
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Junk Mail
  • Office Paper
  • Notebooks (spiral-bound notebooks do not need the metal spiral removed)
  • Soft Cover Books
  • Hard Cover Books (with covers removed)
  • Bagged shredded paper (bags will be removed by the Paper Retriever recyclers)

Please do NOT include:

  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Trash
  • Cardboard
  • Phone Books

By recycling just one ton of paper you help our planet by using less of the following resources:

  • 4,102 kwh  Electricity
  • 60 lbs Air Pollution
  • 7,000 gallons of Water


Turn Wheaton Green!
City of Wheaton Community Campaign

School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education
People getting and giving stuff for free in their own towns to keep good stuff out of landfills
Tips and information for everyday green living, a National Geographic site
Solutions for products’ end-of-life for both businesses and consumers
A Discovery Company website

Paper Retriever Recycle Bin

Midwest Paper Retriever is part of a family-owned business that has been in the recycling industry for almost 40 years, recycling paper to manufacture newsprint.