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

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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, 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



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

November 15 is America Recycles Day. Will County offers a photo contest for residents to show off their green side. The County also offers Non-profits a contest to share their "green" credetials. Click here for more details! 


Electronic Recy Screen Shot   Townships, Municipalities and Park Districts apply for the 2016 Round of Will County Recycling Drop-Off Grants. Receive up to $500, collection containers and service.

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Schools apply for 2015-2016 Will County Vermicomposting Grant. Receive bin, worms, book and instructions.

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

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