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  • Illinois EPA Announces Fall 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

    SPRINGFIELD - Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections for the fall of 2021. Illinois EPA provides residents with free HHW collection events to safely dispose of unused or leftover hazardous products commonly found in homes. As with past events, all Illinois EPA HHW collections are contactless for the safety of participants. Additional safety tips are included following the schedule below. Collection events are funded through the ...

    Posted at August 31, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Illinois EPA Announces Fall 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
  • The WCCSWA Leadership Team Approved at Recent Board of Director’s Meeting

    During the recent May 13, 2021 WCCSWA Board of Director’s Meeting, the WCCSWA Leadership and Executive Committee members were nominated and approved to begin serving their their new two-year terms.   The Fiscal Year 2022 and 2023 Officers and Directors for the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency are: Michael Garvey, Brookfield – Chairman Anthony Abruzzo, Melrose Park – Vice Chairman Joseph Pisano, Hillside ...

    Posted at May 19, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on The WCCSWA Leadership Team Approved at Recent Board of Director’s Meeting
  • Keep America Beautiful Releases Litter Study

    The West Cook County Solid Waste Agency and Keep West Cook County Beautiful today reports that Keep America Beautiful® has announced the summary of its 2020 study on litter in America. Keep West Cook County Beautiful is part of the national organization’s network of 700 state and community-based affiliates. The Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Litter Study provides a detailed understanding of the quantity, composition, and sources of ...

    Posted at May 19, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Keep America Beautiful Releases Litter Study
  • Happy 51st Anniversary Earth Day

    The West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) joins the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and others in celebrating the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore the Earth™. We can all do our part to protect the Earth by recycling more and recycling right. SWANA estimates that the United States spends about $200 million each year to process recycling ...

    Posted at April 22, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Happy 51st Anniversary Earth Day
  • Looking for a place to Recycle your old Electronic Items?

    With the Holidays upon us, many individuals are looking for locations to recycle their old TV, computer or piece of electronic equipment. The West Cook County Solid Waste Agency has you covered!  All residents within the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency Region are reminded that they are eligible to drop off their old Electronic equipment at the Village of Burr Ridge Public Works Department located ...

    Posted at December 17, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Looking for a place to Recycle your old Electronic Items?
  • NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY RESUMES ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020

    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 of medications. During the October of 2019 the Drug Take Back event brought in 882,919 pounds (Almost 442 Tons) of unused or expired prescription medications and vape devices. This brings the ...

    Posted at October 16, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY RESUMES ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020
  • Illinois EPA to Begin Testing all Illinois Community Water Supplies for Per- and PolyFluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

    SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director John J. Kim announced plans to conduct a statewide investigation into the prevalence and occurrence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in finished drinking water at all 1,749 community water supplies in Illinois. Data gathered as part of this investigation will aid in the development of future Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) regulatory standards for PFAS. The statewide investigation is expected to take 12 to 15 months ...

    Posted at September 15, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Illinois EPA to Begin Testing all Illinois Community Water Supplies for Per- and PolyFluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Illinois EPA to Resume Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events for Fall 2020

    SPRINGFIELD - Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim today announced the Agency is resuming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections for the fall of 2020. Illinois EPA HHW collections provide residents an opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes at no cost. Due to precautions related to COVID-19, most of the spring 2020 events were postponed. Illinois EPA has scheduled six (6) sites for the fall with ...

    Posted at September 15, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Illinois EPA to Resume Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events for Fall 2020
  • Don’t Be Tempted By Tanglers

    Written by Brian Rhoades, Business Development Manager, Area Recycling, Inc. It’s June, the weather is getting better with every passing day, and there is plenty of spring cleaning to be done. Many of us are going through our basements, garages and storage rooms in an effort to straighten-up, tidy, and downsize. In our zeal to organize, we inevitably end up with many items we can’t bring ourselves to ...

    Posted at June 4, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Don’t Be Tempted By Tanglers
  • The State of Illinois’ Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in Naperville has reopened.

    The Household Hazardous Waste facility in Naperville has resumed its pre-COVID-19 operations. All participants must remain in their vehicles and have the material easily accessible for off-loading by staff. OPEN Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Household Hazardous Waste facility in Naperville is open and available to all residents of Illinois. Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining ...

    Posted at May 12, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on The State of Illinois’ Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in Naperville has reopened.