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  • 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.
  • 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)
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