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  • 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
  • Electronics Recycling Collection Site Opens in Burr Ridge

    RECYCLING NEWS YOU CAN USE  Communities and Residents who have been looking for a solution to their e-waste problems have just been given some great news!   Starting on September 22, 2016 at 7:00 a.m., all residents ...

    Posted at October 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Electronics Recycling Collection Site Opens in Burr Ridge
  • Walgreens Launches Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk Program in Illinois

    08 August 2016 U.S. Senator Dick Durbin joins Walgreens at today's launch to help in fight against prescription drug abuse DEERFIELD, Ill., August 08, 2016 - Walgreens today is launching its safe medication disposal kiosk program in Illinois with the installation of drug take-back kiosks at 45 Walgreens drugstores in Illinois. The launch is part of Walgreens effort, announced in February, to install safe medication disposal kiosks at more than 500 ...

    Posted at September 13, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Walgreens Launches Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk Program in Illinois
  • DEA DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY – October 22, 2016

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced its second 2016 date for the National Drug Take-Back Initiative.  Participating law enforcement agencies will be collecting unwanted medications for disposal on Saturday, October 22 from 10am - 2pm.   During the spring 2016 event, nationwide over 5,400 collection sites took in about 447 tons -- or 893,498 pounds -- of leftover medications., including 24 tons in Illinois (4th most overall).  Government agencies promote take-back as one of the ...

    Posted at July 28, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on DEA DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY – October 22, 2016
  • New drug collection boxes at MWRD facilities work to protect waterways and encourage safe disposal

    For immediate release May 17, 2016   As a result of recent success at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago's (MWRD's) Drug Take Back Day collections, the agency will permanently house drug drop-off boxes at four locations.   The 38-gallon Medsafe drug collection boxes will be housed at the MWRD's Main Office Building, at 100 E. Erie St. in Chicago from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The boxes will be open seven days ...

    Posted at May 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on New drug collection boxes at MWRD facilities work to protect waterways and encourage safe disposal
  • Mayor Sam Pulia Receives the 2016 WCCSWA GreenQuality Achievement Award

    WCCSWA Chairman Michael Garvey presented the 2016 GreenQuality Achievement Award to Mayor Sam Pulia from the Village of Westchester.  The presentation was made during the April 27, 2016 WCCSWA Board of Directors Meeting.   Mayor Pulia thanked his Village Board and staff for their continued  commitment to recycling not only in the Village of Westchester but the entire region. The GreenQuality Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has shown a commitment to ...

    Posted at April 28, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Mayor Sam Pulia Receives the 2016 WCCSWA GreenQuality Achievement Award
  • Electronics Collection Event – April 16, 2016

    In celebration of Earth Day 2016, the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (Agency) in cooperation with the Village of Westchester – Environmental Sustainability Committee, are hosting an Electronics Collection event for Saturday, April 16, 2016.  This region wide event will take place at the Village of Westchester Water Tower from 9:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.

    Posted at March 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Electronics Collection Event – April 16, 2016
  • Presidential Proclamation — America Recycles Day, 2015

    America Recycles Day 2015 By The President Of The United States of America A Proclamation Every American has a role to play in preserving our planet for future generations. Being good stewards of our environment and protecting our natural resources are imperative tasks for ensuring our children and grandchildren live in a clean ...

    Posted at November 18, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Presidential Proclamation — America Recycles Day, 2015
  • DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back – Saturday, September 26th

    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place on September 26th from 10 am-2 pm. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov . This site will be continuously updated with ...

    Posted at September 8, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back – Saturday, September 26th