HHW Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

One of several one-day Household Hazardous Waste Collections

 
Electronic Recycling

Electronic Recycling

13 permanent locations, front-door service and one-day events such as GR2011 in Joliet & Plainfield's in October 2010

 
Earth flag

School Earth Flag Ceremony

52 Schools received Earth Flags

 
Book Reuse and Recycling

Book Reuse and Recycling

3-Day Annual Event at Pilcher Park

 
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Composting Facility

 
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Prairie View Landfill

Prairie View Landfill

 
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Prairie View Landfill Gas to Energy Facility

Prairie View Landfill's Gas to Energy Facility, converts methane gas to electricity to power 3,000 homes.

 
 
 
 

Rain Barrel beside Compost Bin

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sales 

Welcome to willcountygreen.com

WillCountyGreen.com was launched on Nov. 15, 2010, as part of the educational efforts of the Will County Energy Efficiency Strategy with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.  The mission of this website is to make information available to residents of all ages, business and community groups.  This information provides techniques to reduce energy consumption and provides examples of numerous ways anyone can do more to green his life. 

Use the Green Guide tab to find a map and database filled with recycling options and pages of information on our most frequently asked questions. Take a moment to enjoy one of the educational games, designed for all ages or visit a recycling facility virtually under the Education tab. To find out the many ways the County is saving energy, click the Initatives tab. There is something for everyone from opportunities for community involvement to classroom presentations. Enjoy your visit, come back again and tell your friends! 


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Past Green Business Seminar Presentations

 

GRANTS

Federal, State and Utility Grants and Incentives for renewable, alternative and efficiency energy projects available in Illinois.

DSIRE Il grants

Kids Corner

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Play a Game for Fun & Education

Our Game Page offers something for the young and the young at heart... Keep Reading

America Recycles Day Contest

ARD Green Non Profit 2014 imageWill County Non-profits are invited to show off their "green" credetials and enter to win a refurbished iPad2! Simply complete the application and return it by November 1, 2014! 

LOCAL GRANTS

Electronic Recy Screen Shot   Townships, Municipalities and Park Districts apply for the 2014 Round of Will County Recycling Drop-Off Grants. Receive up to $500, collection containers and service.

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Schools apply for 2014-2015 Will County Vermicomposting Grant. Receive bin, worms, book and instructions.

E-mail Tips & Newsletter Signup

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Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

Home & Drop-Off
Electronic Recycling

Connect to Electronic Recycling Home & Drop0ff Service

Upcoming Green Events

Tire Recycling Collection - Unv. Park 2014
Event's details
November 01, 2014-November 01, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: University Park Towncenter Mall, University Park, IL-IL


Will County is sponsoring a car and light truck tire collection event at University Park Towncenter Mall on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8am to 3pm. This event is for residents and farmers. NO business or governmental organizations may participate.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Pumpkin Pitch - Collecting Jack-O-Lanterns for Recycling
Event's details
November 07, 2014-November 07, 2014

Time:06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Will County Office Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Will County and Homewood Disposal have partnered to offer the first Will County collection of pumpkins for recycling. WJOL's morning crew will be on-site until 9am encouraging great pitches! Staff from the County will be joined by the Farm Bureau and Unv of IL Ext office to measure distance and offer prizes! Don't trash your Jack-O-Lantern, bring it in for recycling!
 
 (06:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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