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

 
Earth flag

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

 

GRANTS

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

CONTEST
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! 

LOCAL GRANTS

Electronic Recy Screen Shot   Townships, Municipalities and Park Districts apply for the 2015 Round of Will County Recycling Drop-Off Grants. Receive up to $500, collection containers and service.

worm bin

Schools apply for 2014-2015 Will County Vermicomposting Grant. Receive bin, worms, book and instructions.

E-mail Tips & Newsletter Signup

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Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

4/14/2015 12:17:00 PM
Recycling Event Draws Big Crowd
Brain Stanley reports from the Recyclepalooza and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, April 11, 2015. An overwhelming collection...
 

Home & Drop-Off
Electronic Recycling

Connect to Electronic Recycling Home & Drop0ff Service

Upcoming Green Events

Household Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event in Bolingbrook
Event's details
May 09, 2015-May 09, 2015

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Bolingbrook Village Hall Parking Lot, Bolingbrook, IL-IL


Bring unwanted household chemicals such as oil-based paint, stains and variishes, along with oil, antifreeze, old gasoline, brake fluid, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaning products and more to this one-day collection event. It is free of charge for Will County residents. Mercury and most mercury containing items are accepted. Other items include: pool chemicals, recharagable batteries, lead-acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights, aerosol products and lawn chemicals.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
2015 Textile, Shoe & home good Collection Event at County Building
Event's details
May 11, 2015-May 15, 2015

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 ccoperation with St. Vincent DePaul. 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 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2015 Textile, Shoe & home good Collection Event at County Building
Event's details
May 11, 2015-May 15, 2015

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 ccoperation with St. Vincent DePaul. 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 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2015 Textile, Shoe & home good Collection Event at County Building
Event's details
May 11, 2015-May 15, 2015

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 ccoperation with St. Vincent DePaul. 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 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2015 Textile, Shoe & home good Collection Event at County Building
Event's details
May 11, 2015-May 15, 2015

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 ccoperation with St. Vincent DePaul. 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 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2015 Textile, Shoe & home good Collection Event at County Building
Event's details
May 11, 2015-May 15, 2015

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 ccoperation with St. Vincent DePaul. 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 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Household Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event in Monee
Event's details
May 16, 2015-May 16, 2015

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Monee - Will County Highway Facility Parking Lot, Monee, IL-IL


Bring unwanted household chemicals such as oil-based paint, stains and variishes, along with oil, antifreeze, old gasoline, brake fluid, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaning products and more to this one-day collection event. It is free of charge for Will County residents. Mercury and most mercury containing items are accepted. Other items include: pool chemicals, recharagable batteries, lead-acid batteries, compact fluorescent lights, aerosol products and lawn chemicals.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Document Destruction Event in Joliet 2015
Event's details
May 30, 2015-May 30, 2015

Time:10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL-IL


Will County is providing a Document Destruction event on Saturday, May 30 at the University of St. Francis in Joliet as part of the Bluestem Festival. Residents are asked to bring confidential papers only between 10am and 1pm for on-site shredding. Residential materials only, no businesses.
 
 (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event
Event's details
June 05, 2015-June 07, 2015

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
Event's details
June 05, 2015-June 07, 2015

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
Event's details
June 05, 2015-June 07, 2015

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
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