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.

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

 

 

Upcoming Green Events

Solar Power Hour: Will Co Solar Group Buy Program (MREA & CUB)
Event's details
July 07, 2022-July 07, 2022

Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: Wilmington Park District, Wilmington, IL-IL


Grow Solar Chicagoland: An education and group purchasing program for residential solar. Learn about rebates (that go down after this year), a discounted and proven company offering FREE assessments in a program created in partnership with CUB (the Citizens Utility Board) and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, along with Will,Cook, Dupage, and Kane counties,
 
 (July 07, 2022 06:30 PM - July 07, 2022 07:30 PM)
Document Destruction Event in Monee 2022 - New Location
Event's details
July 30, 2022-July 30, 2022

Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location: Village Hall Parking Lot, Monee, IL-IL


Will County is providing a Document Destruction event on Saturday, July 30 in the parking lot of the Village Hall as part of the kickoff of a week long community action series of Love Monee events. Residents are asked to bring confidential papers only from 9am to 11am for on-site shredding. Residential materials only, no businesses. PLEASE pack items in your truck and stay in your vehicle.
 
 (July 30, 2022 09:00 AM - July 30, 2022 11:00 PM)
2022 Illinois Recycling Conference in Joliet
Event's details
August 30, 2022-August 31, 2022

Time:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL-IL


The annual Illinois Recycling Conference is being held at Joliet Junior College on Aug 30 and 31 with 18 informational sessions and several tours to choose from to see recycling and composting facilities in the area. There are registration fees that include meals and costs for tour buses.
 
 (August 30, 2022 09:30 AM - August 31, 2022 04:30 PM)
2022 Illinois Recycling Conference in Joliet
Event's details
August 30, 2022-August 31, 2022

Time:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL-IL


The annual Illinois Recycling Conference is being held at Joliet Junior College on Aug 30 and 31 with 18 informational sessions and several tours to choose from to see recycling and composting facilities in the area. There are registration fees that include meals and costs for tour buses.
 
 (August 30, 2022 09:30 AM - August 31, 2022 04:30 PM)

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