Electronic Recycling

Electronic Recycling

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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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Composting Facility


Recycle Right in Will County

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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



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

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


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

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! 


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

Electronics Recycling Event at A-Team's Shorewood Facility 2019
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October 19, 2019-October 19, 2019

Time:08:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Please enter from Vertin Blvd, to Capista Drive and make a right onto Gregory.
 (October 19, 2019 08:00 AM - October 19, 2019 12:00 PM)
DEA Medication Take Back Day Fall 2019
Event's details
October 26, 2019-October 26, 2019

Time:10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

US Dept of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding a one-day medication take back event at many local police stations. For a complete list of locations partnering for this one-day event, please check https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/ntbi-pub.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_cCFED5C67-8A98-BA81-AFC0-082672433C00_kD14E1C29-1410-E251-B1D3-CEF6F275604F
 (October 26, 2019 10:00 AM - October 26, 2019 02:00 PM)
Catapult a Pumpkin 2019 - Shred Documents & Recycle Electronics
Event's details
November 02, 2019-November 02, 2019

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lewis University - Parking Lot South of the main entrance, Romeoville, IL-IL

Will County and Lewis University have partnered to offer the fifth annual Will County collection of pumpkins for recycling. From 9am to Noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, students, parents, and residents are encouraged to pitch their pumpkins and gourds! Lewis Physics Club will providing Catapults! The Farm Bureau and Unv of IL Ext office will be offering composting info and Document Destruction service will also be offered.
 (November 02, 2019 09:00 AM - November 02, 2019 12:00 PM)
Tire Recycling Collection - Fair Grounds 2019
Event's details
November 09, 2019-November 09, 2019

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Will County Fair Grounds, Peotone, IL-IL

Will County is sponsoring a car and light truck tire collection event at the Will County Fair Grounds in Peotone on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8am to 3pm. This event is for residents and farmers. NO business or governmental organizations may participate.
 (November 09, 2019 08:00 AM - November 09, 2019 03:00 PM)

Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

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

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