Presentation: What Tree Should I Plant in my Backyard

The DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission (CEC) will give a presentation on types of backyard trees for northern Illinois that best support diversity and sustainability. Attendees will learn the reasons to plant an oak or box elder instead of a Ginkgo tree. What kind of maple tree should be avoided? What are the extra benefits of planting an apple tree aside from enjoying nutritious fruit? What kind of insects do you want in your backyard?

Find out the answers to these questions and more on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., Yusunas Meeting Room. Sweets and beverages will be offered. 

Sustainability Plan

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The Citizens' Environmental Commission would like to share the following events with the community:

The DeKalb County Health Department has officially posted dates for the annual Solid Waste Recycling Events for the year 2022. All events are hosted at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport from 9am-12pm.

Textile/Clothing, Electronics, and Aerosol Product Collection: Saturday, June 25th & Saturday, September 24th, 2022. Includes clothing items, household textiles (sheets, curtains), books, spray paints, hair spray, small propane tanks, electronic, and small appliance items. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday, June 4th, 2022. Items accepted include oil-based paint, pesticides, solvents, cleaning products, fluorescent light bulbs, used motor oil.