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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

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)
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)
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