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.  The mission of this website is to make information available to residents of all ages, business and community groups.  This information provides techniques to reduce energy consumption and provides examples of numerous ways anyone can do more to green his 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

LOCAL GRANTS

Electronic Recy Screen Shot   Townships, Municipalities and Park Districts apply for the 2014 Round of Will County Recycling Drop-Off Grants. Receive up to $500, collection containers and service.

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Schools apply for 2013-2014 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

2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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 Goodwill. 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)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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 Goodwill. 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)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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 Goodwill. 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)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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 Goodwill. 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)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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 Goodwill. 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)
Mokena Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 03, 2014-May 03, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Mokena Hickory Creek Metra Parking Lot, Mokena, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
2014 Environmental Expo - Plainfield
Event's details
May 03, 2014-May 03, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

This is a FREE event hosted by Conservation Plainfield that includes exhibitors with educational displays, demonstrations of sustainable products and practices, sales of “green” products and services, and fun entertainment for all ages.
www.conservationplainfield.com
 
 (10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Fountaindale Public library Environmental Event
Event's details
May 10, 2014-May 10, 2014

Time:11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL-IL


Paper Shredding - 11am-1pm; Cleaning and Greening Home - 2:30pm-4pm
 
 (11:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
2014 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 31, 2014-May 31, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: William B. Orenic School Parking Lot, Plainfield, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids at a school with a Plainfield address, in the midst of Joliet and Shorewood.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

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. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

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. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

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. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
2014 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
June 14, 2014-June 14, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: West End Park Parking Lot, Elwood, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids, coupled with document destruction, in a park in Elwood, a few blocks from Rt. 53.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 
Will County Land Use Department
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