Festival and Special Event Recycling

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Festivals and large parties are fun but they generate a lot of waste. There are many ways to reduce the amount generated and recycle it. The County Recycling Specialist is available to Park Districts and community groups as they plan festival events to assist. Below are tips that any organization can use to cut the waste and recycle as much as possible.  

Tips for Recycling at Festivals

Start with Vendors! Ask them to serve items in recyclable or compostable materials. (Think aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper plates, biodegrable utensils)

Collect Cardboard, Chipboard, Aluminum, Tin/Steel, Plastic. Vendors bring many of their supplies in cardboard and chipboard boxes. If they are serving food, many supplies come in Tin/Steel Cans that do not need rinsed to be recycled.  Aluminum cans and aluminum foil can easily be added. Plastic containers may also be collected.

Setting up pairs of collection containers: Carts or Dumpsters or Roll-Off dumpsters may be designated for garbage and comingled recycling.

Ask participants to Recycle! Signs and pairs of collection containers such as those pictured above make the choice to recycle easy for participants. Remember that photos are worth 1,000 words so label collection containers with words and graphics. 

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Upcoming Green Events

Will County Book Event - postponed until Sept 18-20
Event's details
June 05, 2020-June 07, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Due to COVID-19 this event has been postponed until Sept 18-20.
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 (June 05, 2020 09:00 AM - June 07, 2020 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Event - postponed until Sept 18-20
Event's details
June 05, 2020-June 07, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Due to COVID-19 this event has been postponed until Sept 18-20.
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 (June 05, 2020 09:00 AM - June 07, 2020 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Event - postponed until Sept 18-20
Event's details
June 05, 2020-June 07, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Due to COVID-19 this event has been postponed until Sept 18-20.
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 (June 05, 2020 09:00 AM - June 07, 2020 04:00 PM)
Document Destruction Event in Monee 2020
Event's details
July 25, 2020-July 25, 2020

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 25 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 25, 2020 10:00 AM - July 25, 2020 12:00 PM)
 
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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