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.

 
 
 
 

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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.

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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 2016 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 apply for 2016-2017 Will County Vermicomposting Grant. Receive bin, worms, book and instructions.

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 2016 - Plainfield
Event's details
August 06, 2016-August 06, 2016

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)
Sharefest 2016: Recycle, Donate, HHW
Event's details
September 10, 2016-September 10, 2016

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


Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, electronics, donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, (Due to demand, the giveaway will be done the following Saturday!)
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Sharefest 2016 - Giveaway Day
Event's details
September 17, 2016-September 17, 2016

Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: Spencer Trail School, New Lenox, IL-IL


Sharefest organizers will have clothing, shoes, blankets, toys, bicycles, household items, small furnishings, medical accessories (walkers, etc) books, and more to give away for FREE. There will be a Health & Safety Fair, FREE health screenings, a Blood Drive and much more on the third Saturday of September at Spencer School in New Lenox!
 
 (09:00 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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