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Make Earth Day Everyday!

April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day. Will County is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the public taking action in their homes, in their buisinesses, in their organizations and through their local, state and federal government agencies. In 2004 Will County opened a landfill on repurposed land of a former federal munitions facility. However, for several years prior to this, the Waste Servivces division offered recycling programs and established goals for recycling through their Solid Waste Plan. In 2010, the division was renamed to Resource Recovery and Energy to reflect an expanded purpose of conserving energy and water, to compliment their goals of waste reduction and reuse. Below is a variety of presentations and information to assist you in finding ways to celebrate our natural resources.  Now, through September 15 is an a fun way to celebrate at home: Click the Passport to learn more!

Report on actions and our raffles for prizes
March 14-September 15, 2020
Presentation: Greening Your Life Presentation: Moving Towards a Zero Waste Life Presentation: Encouraging EV Adoption

Presentation: What is Solar? Presentation: Composting with Worms Presentation: Why the Earth Matters Presentation: A School Waste Audit
Presentation: Recycling Options Presentation: Reducing Ocean Trash Presentation: 3Rs and  More A Brief Overview of the Division
Earth Day Bingo Game - Picture
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Earth Day Scavenger Hunt - Picture
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Flyer Insert for Newspapers
April 2020
Curbside Recycling Guidelines


A few more ideas for things to do at home to celebrate Earth Day Every Day