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Earth Flag School Environmental Education Program



 The Will County Land Use Department Resource Recovery & Energy Division



Recognizing K-12 schools for excellence in environmental education while fulfilling the State of Illinois Leaning Standards. 

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"My 4th grade team said you were awesome yesterday. Thanks for coming in on such short notice and working around our crazy schedule."   Barb Mores, New Lenox

"Thank you so much for the great presentation! The kids really enjoyed it and learned a lot."  Rachel Wagner, Plainfield

"Our 5th grade team is planning to create a Frisbee Golf course in the spring (inspired by the handout you gave us). The whole event could revolve around recycling."  Lynn Rowley, Romeoville


Download the EARTH FLAG APPLICATION by clicking here

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 The Will County Land Use Department Resource Recovery and Energy Division has been promoting  solid waste composting since 1997. We continue today to supply schools with starter worm  bins. Complete the application and return to request a FREE worm bin and environmental  presentation.



FREE Recycling Options 

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Paper — 

Free School and Community Recycling call 630-587-1300  x 203


Plastic Bags 

Teachers/Staff deliver bags to retailers for recycling. Optional competition from Nov. to April.


Snack Bag Recycling — 

Any chip/snack bags in 3 sizes: family, individual or multipack. 


Aluminum Cans — 

They pay for aluminum.



Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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