Green Guide

Go Green!Easy Ways to Be More Green

Welcome to the Will County Green Guide Page where there are easy to find topics that comprise our most frequently asked questions.  Take some time to explore the many pages of information or just make a quick trip to our Map or Green Guide Database for the info you need.

In order to make it easy to increase the green in your life, this page features a connection to a "living map" where you can find the most convenient drop-off location for your needs.  The drop-offs include traditional item recycling, at least 12 electronic recycling sites and medication disposal drop-offs, plus much more.

The Green Guide Database is packed with information on how to recycle or reuse just about everything.  From shorts to shingles or calculators to ketchup bottles, there is a listing to offer you an alternative to disposal.  Formally, a 36-page guide that was cumbersome and costly to produce, is now a much more easily updated and user friendly source of information for both residents and businesses.  

Our brochures, previously printed or available as PDF files, are now pages in their own right, with hotlink features and opportunities for additional information.  Please click one to see how easily you can scan through to learn that most household batteries are no longer hazardous, or what to do with unwanted latex paint, and much more.

Beyond what you might expect from the County's long established efforts to promote recycling, this site offers information on the conservation of water and energy.  We are working to feature alternative energy options and showcase county building "green" efforts as examples for businesses and homeowners alike.

This site is designed for the novice and the most emerald green of our community, with connections to local and state organizations where your interest in all things "green" can grow and flourish.  We welcome your suggestions and feedback.  We expect this site's offerings to increase through the power of public interaction.

Please click Here to submit a comment or suggestion. 

Be sure to browse through the rest of the site as well.  Thank you for your interest and dedication to the environment.

 

 

Recycle-It Map

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Upcoming Green Events

Water Conservation is a Grand Slam with the Slammers
Event's details
July 21, 2019-July 21, 2019

Time:01:05 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: DuPage Medical Group Field - home of the Slammers, Joliet, IL-IL


Will County and the City of Joliet have teamed up with the Slammers to offer plenty of ways to score by reducing water use. Free giveaways for all and chances to win some valuable prizes throughout the game. Admission cost reduced to $8 with the code WATER. When you enter the Joliet Route 66 Stadium at DuPage Medical Group Field for the game, you’ll receive a pledge card to turn in to be entered in 8 raffles!
 
 (July 21, 2019 01:05 PM - July 21, 2019 04:00 PM)
Document Destruction Event in Monee 2019
Event's details
July 27, 2019-July 27, 2019

Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: St. Boniface Church Parking Lot, Monee, IL-IL


Will County is providing a Document Destruction event on Saturday, July 27 in the parking lot of St. Boniface Church as part of the kickoff of a week long community action series of Love Monee events. Residents are asked to bring confidential papers only between 10am and noon for on-site shredding. Residential materials only, no businesses.
 
 (July 27, 2019 10:00 AM - July 27, 2019 12:00 PM)
Solar Power Hour: Will County Solar Group Buy Program (MREA & CUB
Event's details
August 01, 2019-August 01, 2019

Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Naperville Municipal Center, Naperville, IL-IL


SOLARIZE CHICAGOLAND IS AN EDUCATION AND GROUP PURCHASING PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTIAL SOLAR.

Offered by the Citizens Utility Board and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, home and business owners throughout Cook, Will, DuPage, and Kane Counties may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.
 
 (August 01, 2019 07:00 PM - August 01, 2019 08:30 PM)
Really, Really Free Market 2019 - Plainfield
Event's details
August 03, 2019-August 03, 2019

Time:08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, IL-IL


The Plainfield United Methodist Church’s Green Team is organizing their seventh annual, Really, Really Free Market. Think "Garage Sale - except everything is FREE!" Everyone is invited to bring in items they don't want and to take items they can use without any fees. The event takes place at Plainfield United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 15114 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL from 8:30am-3pm.
 
 (August 03, 2019 08:30 AM - August 03, 2019 03:00 PM)
KidzFest in Joliet
Event's details
August 03, 2019-August 03, 2019

Time:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Joliet, IL-IL


Kidzfest is a FREE interactive event for children and adults in downtown Joliet. Tables are set up in the street with give away items, educational fun activities and games. A DJ offers dance music and a few contests. Will County offers a booth with recycling, water conservation, and composting games. Take a chance and you may win a frisbee or a recycled magnet or blue jean pencil!
 
 (August 03, 2019 10:00 AM - August 03, 2019 03:00 PM)
Solar Power Hour: Will County Solar Group Buy Program (MREA & CUB
Event's details
August 05, 2019-August 05, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: White Oak Library - Romeoville, Romeoville, IL-IL


SOLARIZE CHICAGOLAND IS AN EDUCATION AND GROUP PURCHASING PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTIAL SOLAR.

Offered by the Citizens Utility Board and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, home and business owners throughout Cook, Will, DuPage, and Kane Counties may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.
 
 (August 05, 2019 06:30 PM - August 05, 2019 08:00 PM)
Solar Power Hour: Will County Solar Group Buy Program (MREA & CUB
Event's details
August 20, 2019-August 20, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: White Oak Library - Lockport, Lockport, IL-IL


SOLARIZE CHICAGOLAND IS AN EDUCATION AND GROUP PURCHASING PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTIAL SOLAR.

Offered by the Citizens Utility Board and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, home and business owners throughout Cook, Will, DuPage, and Kane Counties may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.
 
 (August 20, 2019 06:30 PM - August 20, 2019 08:00 PM)
New Lenox Recyclepalooza: Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Wood, & More Collection Event 2019
Event's details
September 14, 2019-September 14, 2019

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , New Lenox, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants must make an APPOINTMENT. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (September 14, 2019 08:00 AM - September 14, 2019 03:00 PM)

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