Electronic Recycling

Electronic Recycling

Feb 2016 all permanent electronics sites are closing. A new contract will lead to new sites and one-days later in the year.

 
Book Reuse and Recycling

Book Reuse and Recycling

3-Day Annual Event at Pilcher Park

 
HHW Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

One of several one-day Household Hazardous Waste Collections

 
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Earth Flag Schools

Each year over 50 schools earn Earth Flags for their environmental achievements.

 
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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, through the Will County Land Use Department.  The website's mission is to offer information  to residents of all ages, businesses, schools and community groups.  This information provides techniques to reduce energy consumption and provides examples of numerous ways anyone can do more to green their 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. For more information, please click this link.

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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

CONTEST
Photo Contest

November 15 is America Recycles Day. Earth Day is April 22. In 2017 Will County is offering a photo contest for residents to show off their green side. Click here for more details! 

LOCAL GRANTS

Electronic Recy Screen Shot   Townships, Municipalities and Park Districts apply for the 2017 Round of Will County Recycling Drop-Off Grants. Receive up to $500, for Traditional Recycling site, including collection containers and service. Contact the Recycling Specialist regarding Electronic Recycling Opportunities.

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Schools may receive a FREE Worm bin when they apply for 2016-2017 Earth Flag Program!

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

Earth Hour 2017
Event's details
March 25, 2017-March 25, 2017

Time:08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: Earth Hour, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm CDT, IL-IL


Join millions and turn off your lights for one hour! Make the pledge to turn off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 25 for Earth Hour 2017. Be a part of the largest voluntary action for the environment! Join over 152 countries and 6,950 cities and towns in turning off your lights for one hour! Take a photo of your home or business with the lights on and then again with the lights off and send it to us!
 
 (08:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
Joliet-Shorewood-Plainfield Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
April 08, 2017-April 08, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Troy Middle School, Plainfield, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all of residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Earth Day 2017 Photo Competition Final Day
Event's details
April 22, 2017

All Day Event

Submit your photograph of yourself, a friend, family member or someone you know recycling, composting, reusing or conserving energy. Send in the photo between now and April 22 for a chance to win an iPad2!
 
 (All Day Event)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Beecher-WashingtonTwp Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 06, 2017-May 06, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Washington Township, Beecher, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all of residents of any communities partially within Will County. (excludes Indiana residents).
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 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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