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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 Gas to Energy Facility

Prairie View Gas to Energy Facility

 
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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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Electronic Recycling for Residents

 

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 Readinge

VIDEO

Plainfield East High School Students created a video to promote recycling and food scrap composting!

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 2018-2019 Earth Flag Program!

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Upcoming Green Events

Water Conservation is a Grand Slam with the Slammers
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July 21, 2019-July 21, 2019

Time:01:05 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: DuPage Medical Group Field - home of the Slammers, Joliet, IL-IL


Will County and the City of Joliet have teamed up with the Slammers to offer plenty of ways to score by reducing water use. Free giveaways for all and chances to win some valuable prizes throughout the game. Admission cost reduced to $8 with the code WATER.
 
 (July 21, 2019 01:05 PM - July 21, 2019 04:00 PM)
Document Destruction Event in Monee 2019
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July 27, 2019-July 27, 2019

Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: St. Boniface Church Parking Lot, Monee, IL-IL


Will County is providing a Document Destruction event on Saturday, July 27 in the parking lot of St. Boniface Church as part of the kickoff of a week long community action series of Love Monee events. Residents are asked to bring confidential papers only between 10am and noon for on-site shredding. Residential materials only, no businesses.
 
 (July 27, 2019 10:00 AM - July 27, 2019 12:00 PM)
Really, Really Free Market 2019 - Plainfield
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August 03, 2019-August 03, 2019

Time:08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, IL-IL


The Plainfield United Methodist Church’s Green Team is organizing their seventh annual, Really, Really Free Market. Think "Garage Sale - except everything is FREE!" Everyone is invited to bring in items they don't want and to take items they can use without any fees. The event takes place at Plainfield United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 15114 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL from 8:30am-3pm.
 
 (August 03, 2019 08:30 AM - August 03, 2019 03:00 PM)
New Lenox Recyclepalooza: Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Wood, & More Collection Event 2019
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September 14, 2019-September 14, 2019

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , New Lenox, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants must make an APPOINTMENT. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (September 14, 2019 08:00 AM - September 14, 2019 03:00 PM)

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