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

Homer Glen Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
September 29, 2018-September 29, 2018

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Homer Glen, 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.
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Electronics Recycling Event at A-Team's Shorewood Facility
Event's details
October 20, 2018-October 20, 2018

Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: A-Team Recyclers Parking Lot, Shorewood, IL-IL

Time to clean out the house and recycle all those old electronics in the basement, attic, crawlspace, garage, collecting dust that you have not used, or have not worked in years.
Please enter from Vertin Blvd, to Capista Drive and make a right onto Gregory.
 (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
DEA Medication Take Back Day Fall 2018
Event's details
October 27, 2018-October 27, 2018

Time:10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

US Dept of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding a one-day medication take back event at many local police stations. For a complete list of locations partnering for this one-day event, please check
 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
Pumpkin Pitch 2018 - Shred Documents & Catapult Jack-O-Lanterns
Event's details
November 03, 2018-November 03, 2018

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lewis University - Parking Lot South of the main entrance, Romeoville, IL-IL

Will County and Lewis University have partnered to offer the fourth annual Will County collection of pumpkins for recycling. From 9am to Noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, students, parents, and residents are encouraged to pitch their pumpkins and gourds! Staff from the County will be joined by the Farm Bureau and Unv of IL Ext office to measure distance and offer prizes! Physics students will be offering a catapult option to add some thrills.
Document Destruction will also be offered.
 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

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