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

Spring 2020 Recyclepalooza: canceled due to COVID-19
Event's details
April 18, 2020-April 18, 2020

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Joliet, IL-IL

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the April Recyclepalooza has been CANCELED. We have alternative locations for many of the items and do expect to hold a Recyclepalooza in September. The ability to make appointments for the September event will not be available until June. We deeply regret this inconvenience but the safety of participants, volunteers and personnel is of primary concern.
 (April 18, 2020 08:00 AM - April 18, 2020 03:00 PM)
Frankfort Park District - Earth Celebration 2020 -canceled
Event's details
April 25, 2020-April 25, 2020

Time:12:30 PM - 02:30 PM

The Frankfort Park District will be offering an Earth Celebration at the Community Center Main Park, 400 W. Nebraska Street
 (April 25, 2020 12:30 PM - April 25, 2020 02:30 PM)
Braidwood Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 02, 2020-May 02, 2020

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Bolingbrook, IL-IL

Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants are asked to make an appointment. Appointments will not be taken after NOON on Friday, prior to the event. 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.
 (May 02, 2020 08:00 AM - May 02, 2020 03:00 PM)

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