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  • 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.
  • Electronics Recycling Reopens with Changes

    We are pleased to inform you that the Village of Burr Ridge and eWorks have reopened their electronics drop off location in Burr Ridge.  Additionally, eWorks will be accepting electronics at their location in Elk Grove; 1201 Estes; Mon – Fri 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both locations will also be accepting clothing/textiles.  All clothing/textile items must be bagged. The electronic sites below will be collecting ...

    Posted at May 4, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Electronics Recycling Reopens with Changes
  • Electronics Recycling During COVID-19

    During this COVID-19 Pandemic, the Burr Ridge Electronics Collection Facility has closed. To help residents and business with their electronics recycling, eWorks has opened up their facility in Elk Grove Village to collect electronics. eWorks is located at: 1201 Estes Street, Elk Grove Village, 217-364-7543 There is a fee for televisions and monitors. Also pay online in advance. For more ...

    Posted at April 9, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Electronics Recycling During COVID-19
  • How to dispose of your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Do not recycle Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) With all of the health and safety precautions being taken currently, recycling facilities have seen an influx of non-recyclable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Gloves If you are using disposable latex, nitrile, or polyurethane gloves, please throw them in ...

    Posted at April 9, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on How to dispose of your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • WCCSWA Response to COVID-19

    The West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates and guidance as warranted. As all state and local governments know, solid waste management is an essential public service.  Recently the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a memo identifying those who “ensure the effective removal, storage, and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste and hazardous waste” as essential critical infrastructure workers.

    Posted at March 20, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on WCCSWA Response to COVID-19
  • Recycling News YOU Can Use: “YUCKY STUFF – Food & Liquids”

    This article is written by Kerri Gale, Director of Environmental Health, Jackson County, Murphysboro, IL  At home or work when you are getting ready to recycle those everyday items, such cardboard, bottles, cans or jars.  Remember to trash anything with food residue.  Think before you put them in the bin.  Everyone ...

    Posted at March 10, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Recycling News YOU Can Use: “YUCKY STUFF – Food & Liquids”
  • Recycling News YOU Can Use: Only flatten cardboard and corrugated boxes! No crushing other containers!

    This article is written by Julia Linares, AmeriCorps member with the Chicago-area Greenest Region Corps and a fellow for Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability Although flattening containers, like cartons, plastic bottles, and cans, may save room in your recycling bin, please refrain from crushing these items as it leads to issues in single stream recycling systems. However, you can still flatten ...

    Posted at March 5, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Recycling News YOU Can Use: Only flatten cardboard and corrugated boxes! No crushing other containers!