Business

All types of businesses are invited to learn from professionals in the fields of energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling Business Briefcaseand more. Will County offers semi-annual half-day seminars with business speakers that offer information on rebates and other ways to make $8,000 - $16,000 more annually through energy and related cost savings.

Government buildings last a long time, 50 years on average.  Buildings use a tremendous amount of energy and require routine maintenance.   

Over the years, Will County has been improving their many and varied buildings to make them more energy efficient, increase recycling and reduce water consumption. Businesses, schools and home owners may find the initiatives undertaken in a variety of buildings from offices to a garage to the county nursing home, inspiring and reproducible.  

On the following pages, information on installing a green roof, low flow toilets, T-8 fluorescent lights, high efficiency hand dryers, a cool roof and much more is provided. 

 
 

Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

Upcoming Green Events

Joliet-Shorewood-Plainfield Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
April 08, 2017-April 08, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Troy Middle School, Plainfield, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all of residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Earth Day 2017 Photo Competition Final Day
Event's details
April 22, 2017

All Day Event

Submit your photograph of yourself, a friend, family member or someone you know recycling, composting, reusing or conserving energy. Send in the photo between now and April 22 for a chance to win an iPad2!
 
 (All Day Event)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

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 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 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

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 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 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

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 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 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

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 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 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2017 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
May 01, 2017-May 05, 2017

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 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 5:30am-9:00am. Home goods will be accepted on Friday morning only.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Beecher-WashingtonTwp Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 06, 2017-May 06, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Washington Township, Beecher, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all of residents of any communities partially within Will County. (excludes Indiana residents).
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

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 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

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 2017
Event's details
June 02, 2017-June 04, 2017

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)

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