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Learn How to "Put Waste in its Place"

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day next Monday, the Village is launching a new recycling game for children, teens and adults, Put Waste in its Place! Learn what you can and can't recycle in Deerfield by dragging items into the trash, recycling, yard waste bags and more.

Earth Day Giveaway - Monday, April 22

To take it a step further, the first ten people to visit Village Hall on Earth Day with the certificate awarded at the end of the game will receive a free Green Up Deerfield kit, featuring milkweed seeds, reusable water bottles and more.

Put waste in its place here or by clicking the image below.

Put Waste in its Place

Celebrate Arbor Day -  Friday, April 26

Arbor Day

Tree Planting

In celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 26, the Sustainability Commission and the Deerfield High School Earth Works Club will plant a tree in the parkway of Deerfield High School at 3:25 p.m.

The Village urges all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands. Visit for more information about planting and caring for trees.

Tree City USA

To continue honoring Arbor Day, the Village of Deerfield has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 9th consecutive year!

To earn this award, a municipality must have a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita. In 2018, the Village spent nearly $100,000 on tree planting and maintenance. This includes planting dozens of trees and completing the annual tree trimming program.

Increase Efficiency, Decrease your Utility Bill

Energy Efficiency

ComEd customers have the opportunity to reduce energy usage for free with the Energy Efficiency Program that brings electric and natural gas savings to you. The average Deerfield resident saves $377!

Free Assessment & Savings Report

You can schedule a free energy assessment of your home or apartment. During the assessment, you will receive an installation of energy-saving products, including LEDs, programmable thermostats, showerheads and more as well as personalized savings recommendations. 

The assessment can be scheduled by contacting ComEd at 855.433.2700. It will take about two hours, and you will receive a personalized report identifying additional ways you can save. Also consider saving more with the following methods:
  • Recycling - You can also save by recycling! Retire your old fridge or freezer in working order, and schedule a free pickup from ComEd.
  • Discounts - Customers can receive in-store discounts on select ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs and LEDs at local retailers. Look for the “Lower Price” sticker to save. 
  • Rebates - ComEd offers rebates of up to $100 on qualifying smart thermostats and select ENERGY STAR® certified appliances.
You can receive even more direct savings with ComEd programs. Visit ComEd's website or call 855.433.2700 today for an assessment! 

SWALCO Rain Barrel, Compost Bin and Native Plant Sale - Saturday, May 11

Native Plants

Join the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) for their annual "Rain Barrel, Compost Bin and Native Plant Sale" on Saturday, May 11. The event is taking place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville (16400 W Buckley Road).

Bins and barrels are being sold, and there will be a large selection of beautiful native plants. SWALCO will have knowledgeable staff to answer any questions you have about composting and hooking up your rain barrels as well as questions about the native flowers, shrubs, trees and grasses available.

Get more information here

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