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  • June 5, 2018 – World Environment Day

    June 5, 2018 is World Environment Day, the United Nations’ annual day that encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment.  Local Governments, nonprofits, companies and individuals around the globe will be working to beat plastic pollution.  For more information please click on the link above.    

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  • Mayor Angelo “Skip” Saviano Receives 2018 GreenQuality Achievement Award

    WCCSWA Chairman Michael Garvey presented the 2018 GreenQuality Achievement Award to Mayor Angelo "Skip" Saviano from the Village of Elmwood Park.  The presentation was made during the April 25, 2018 WCCSWA Board of Directors Meeting. The GreenQuality Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual or community who has shown a commitment to promoting environmental improvements and enhancing our regional quality of life.   Mayor Saviano was presented the award ...

    Posted at April 26, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Mayor Angelo “Skip” Saviano Receives 2018 GreenQuality Achievement Award
  • April 28 Drug Take Back Day

    April 28, 2018 is the 15th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day   During the last event in October of 2017, Illinois had 147 collection sites, with 44,081 pounds of medications collected.   Nationwide, over 456 tons of medications were collected, a new event record.  For more information and to find a collection site near you please go to:  https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

    Posted at April 17, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on April 28 Drug Take Back Day
  • Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative

    Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative is a grassroots education campaign to share information about how to properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.  MEDS stands for Management, Education, Disposal and Storage.   Locations of drop off facilities as well as other information on the Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative can be found at:   https://cookcountymeds.org/  

    Posted at April 17, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative
  • WCCSWA Approves New Executive Committee Members

    At its January 10, 2018 meeting, the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) Executive Committee voted on and approved the appointment of Joe Pisano of the Village of Hillside as its new Treasurer and Brian Pabst of the City of Berwyn and John Wielebnicki of the Village of Oak Park as their new members of the Executive Committee.   It was ratified and approved at the January 24, 2018 Board of Directors Full Membership Meeting. Congratulations to Joe, Brian and John!

    Posted at January 29, 2018 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on WCCSWA Approves New Executive Committee Members
  • Fall 2017 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for Saturday, October 28th

    The United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled their Fall National Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Saturday, October 28th.   The event will be held from 10:00am until 2:00pm at these select locations within the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency service area: LAGRANGE PARK POLICE LAGRANGE PARK POLICE 447 N CATHERINE LA GRANGE PARK IL, 60526

    Posted at October 24, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Fall 2017 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for Saturday, October 28th
  • The 2017-2018 Officers and Executive Committee of the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency have been nominated and approved

    At the April 26, 2017 WCCSWA Board of Director's Meeting, the 2017-2018 members of the WCCSWA Executive Committee were nominated and approved for a two year tearm.   The 2017-2018 Officers and Directors are: Michael Garvey, Brookfield - Chairman Guy Belmonte, North Riverside - Vice Chairman Jerry Strazzante, Willow Springs - Treasurer Emilio Cundari, Cicero - Director Joseph Pisano, Hillside - Director Anthony Abbruzo, Melrose Park - Director Karen Rozmus, Oak Park - Director Congratulations to our Agency Leadership Team!

    Posted at May 2, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on The 2017-2018 Officers and Executive Committee of the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency have been nominated and approved
  • Mayors Frank Pasquale and Mayor Ron Serpico Receive the 2017 GreenQuality Achievement Award

    WCCSWA Chairman Michael Garvey presented the 2017 GreenQuality Achievement Award to Mayor Frank A. Pasquale from the Village of Bellwood and Mayor Ronald M. Serpico from the Village of Melrose Park.   The presentation was made during the April 26, 2017 WCCSWA Board of Directors Meeting. The GreenQuality Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual or community who has shown a commitment to promoting environmental improvements and enhancing our regional quality of life.  Both Mayor Pasquale and Mayor Serpico were ...

    Posted at May 2, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Mayors Frank Pasquale and Mayor Ron Serpico Receive the 2017 GreenQuality Achievement Award
  • DEA National Take Back Day Scheduled

    April 29, 2017 – 10AM to 2PM The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Locations have yet to be determined.

    Posted at March 9, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on DEA National Take Back Day Scheduled
  • Presidential Proclamation — America Recycles Day, 2016

    AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, 2016 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Having only one planet and limited natural resources, it is imperative we reduce our environmental impact -- particularly when it comes to waste. More than half of everything we throw away gets permanently discarded, packing landfills across our country with trash that can take centuries to decompose and provides no utility. Today, we resolve to ...

    Posted at November 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Presidential Proclamation — America Recycles Day, 2016
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