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.

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

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

Really, Really Free Market 2017 - Plainfield
Event's details
August 05, 2017-August 05, 2017

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 fourth 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 wiithout any fees. The event takes place at Plainfield United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 15114 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL from 8:30am-3pm.
 
 (08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

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


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

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


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

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


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

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


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

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


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Sharefest 2017: Recycle, Donate, HHW (2 TV limit)
Event's details
September 09, 2017-September 09, 2017

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


Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, a wide range of electronics (2 TV limit), donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, (The Sharefest organization has designated several small giveaway events throughout the year!)
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
2017 Household Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event in Park Forest
Event's details
September 30, 2017-September 30, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: ContMid Group (CMG) also known as Continental Midland Parking Lot, Park Forest, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids in the parking lots of the ContMid Group (CMG) also known as Continental Midlandl, located at 24000 S. Western Avenue.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Electronics Recycling Event at A-Team's Shorewood Facility
Event's details
October 07, 2017-October 07, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: A-Team Recyclers Parking Lot, Shorewood, IL-IL


Time to clean out the house and recycle all those old electronics in the basement, attic, crawlspace, garage, collecting dust that you have not used, or have not worked in years.
 
 (08:00 AM - 01:00 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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