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.

 

 

Upcoming Green Events

Solar Information Program 2024
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April 25, 2024-April 25, 2024

Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Mokena Community Public Library, Mokena, IL-IL


Learn if Solar is right for you at this in-person presentation! Thursday, evening, from 6pm to 7pm at the Mokena public library.
 
 (April 25, 2024 06:00 PM - April 25, 2024 07:00 PM)
Spring 2024 Recyclepalooza: Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Wood, & More Collection Event
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April 27, 2024-April 27, 2024

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


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. Wood, Scrap Metal, Foam and Donations of clothing, books, toys, cookware. Appointments taken through Friday at 9am. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle, 15 gallons of paint, and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County. Volunteers needed.
 
 (April 27, 2024 08:00 AM - April 27, 2024 03:00 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
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May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
Compost Bin & Rain Barrel - Pick-Up May 9
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May 09, 2024-May 09, 2024

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins are excellent ways to reduce and conserve in your home or at your office. Will County has partnered with The Conservation Foundation to offer these items. Place an order online by May 5 and pick-up on May 9 from the parking lot at The Conservation Foundation in Naperville.
 
 (May 09, 2024 09:00 AM - May 09, 2024 12:00 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
2024 Textile, Shoe & Home Good Collection
Event's details
May 06, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building PARKING LOT Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This event will accept clean clothing, blankets, tablecloths, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 5:30am-9:00am. Small home goods in working condition will also be accepted each day.
 
 (May 06, 2024 08:30 AM - May 10, 2024 04:30 PM)
Compost Bin & Rain Barrel - Pick-Up May 10
Event's details
May 10, 2024-May 10, 2024

Time:08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins are excellent ways to reduce and conserve in your home or at your office. Will County has partnered with The Conservation Foundation to offer compost bins and rain barrels. Simply order online by May 5 and pick-up on May 10 from the parking lot of County Office Building in Joliet..
 
 (May 10, 2024 08:00 AM - May 10, 2024 01:00 PM)
Beecher Electronics, Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event
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May 11, 2024-May 11, 2024

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

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, maximum 15 gallons of paint, and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (May 11, 2024 08:00 AM - May 11, 2024 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2024
Event's details
May 31, 2024-June 02, 2024

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


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (May 31, 2024 09:00 AM - June 02, 2024 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2024
Event's details
May 31, 2024-June 02, 2024

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


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (May 31, 2024 09:00 AM - June 02, 2024 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event 2024
Event's details
May 31, 2024-June 02, 2024

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


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!. Plicher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL, 60432
Signs will be posted.
 
 (May 31, 2024 09:00 AM - June 02, 2024 04:00 PM)

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