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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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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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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

2019 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection Event at County Building
Event's details
May 03, 2019-May 03, 2019

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 Savers. This event will accept clothing, blankets, tablecloths, 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 Sample bags of compost will be given on Friday to those bringing textiles!
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Monee Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 11, 2019-May 11, 2019

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Monee, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants are asked to make an appointment. Appointments will not be taken after NOON on Friday, prior to the event. 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.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Bluestem Festival 2019 at University of St. Francis
Event's details
May 18, 2019-May 18, 2019

Time:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL-IL


Something for everyone from children's activities to educational booths featuring heirloom plants, crafts and local honey, live music, and free ice cream. Over 90 exhibitors, workshops, activities, and live demonstrations. FREE SHREDDING 9am-Noon
 
 (10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Document Destruction Event in Joliet 2019
Event's details
May 18, 2019-May 18, 2019

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL-IL


Will County is providing a Document Destruction event on Saturday, May 18 at the University of St. Francis in Joliet as part of the Bluestem Festival. Residents are asked to bring confidential papers only between 9am and noon for on-site shredding. Residential materials only, no businesses.
 
 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2019
Event's details
May 31, 2019-June 02, 2019

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!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2019
Event's details
May 31, 2019-June 02, 2019

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!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2019
Event's details
May 31, 2019-June 02, 2019

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!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Shredding offered by State Officials
Event's details
June 15, 2019-June 15, 2019

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Troy Craughwell Elementary School, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring sensitive documents with confidential information to be shredded on Saturday at Troy Craughwell Elementary School from 9am to noon. This event is being offered by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and State Representative Natalie Manley. It is free and open to the public.
 
 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

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