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  • SWANA Recognizes Industry Workers for Waste and Recycling Workers Week

    Silver Spring, MD - The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recognizes all solid waste workers, and in particular, front-line collection employees, for the great work they do helping to keep communities clean and safe. Driving a waste collection truck or being a helper is a tough job, and SWANA appreciates the dedication of waste and recycling employees. “As we celebrate Waste and Recycling Workers Week, SWANA encourages residential customers ...

    Posted at June 13, 2022 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on SWANA Recognizes Industry Workers for Waste and Recycling Workers Week
  • Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Signs Bill Banning Burning of PFAS

    Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill banning the burning PFAS, chemicals used in a wide range of consumer products that have been linked to health problems. Since the 1940s, the perfluoroaklyl and polyfluoroalykl substances, or PFAS, have been used in products including non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers and some cosmetics. According to the National Institute of Environmental Services, they do not degrade in the environment. Their disposal, including through incineration, has ...

    Posted at June 13, 2022 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Signs Bill Banning Burning of PFAS
  • HAPPY EARTH DAY 2022

    In celebration of Earth Day, please watch this video on Wishcycling. Remember its important to Be In The KNOW Before You Throw! https://youtu.be/AeCzCdRef7g

    Posted at April 22, 2022 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on HAPPY EARTH DAY 2022
  • Illinois General Assembly Passes Drug Take-Back Bill

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Illinois is set to join seven U.S. states with a new law that requires drug manufacturers to pay for and run a statewide take-back program. The Illinois General Assembly passed HB 1780 on April 7th, with the leadership of the House sponsor, Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, and the Senate sponsor, Senator Laura Fine. The bill is now headed to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s desk; ...

    Posted at April 21, 2022 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Illinois General Assembly Passes Drug Take-Back Bill
  • Illinois EPA Announces 9 Spring One Day HHW Events

    Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim has announced nine upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) one-day collection locations for the spring of 2022 (See attached for locations).   These one-day collections are open to all Illinois residents and operate from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Pre-registration is required for all of the spring 2022 collection events. Residents participating in these events are encouraged to bring chemical ...

    Posted at April 7, 2022 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Illinois EPA Announces 9 Spring One Day HHW Events
  • DEA To Have National Prescription Drug Take Back Day On Saturday April 30th

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. For more than a decade, DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has helped Americans easily rid their homes of unneeded medications—those that are ...

    Posted at April 6, 2022 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on DEA To Have National Prescription Drug Take Back Day On Saturday April 30th
  • Celebrating America Recycles Day – November 15

    We at the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) wanted to remind everyone that Monday, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day, a day of national recognition of the importance of our efforts to conserve and respect our resources. WCCSWA encourages everyone to follow the recycling guidelines that we helped produce at the Illinois Task Force for Recycling and Contamination Reduction.   Here is a link to the flyer that was created ...

    Posted at November 15, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Celebrating America Recycles Day – November 15
  • America Recycles Day is November 15

    America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States! Held on and around November 15, America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle, and to pledge to recycle more and recycle right in their everyday lives.   Focusing on individual action, the day highlights the actions we can all ...

    Posted at November 3, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on America Recycles Day is November 15
  • DEA Holds National Prescription Drug Take Back Day On October 23

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. For more than a decade, DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has helped Americans easily rid their homes of unneeded medications—those that are ...

    Posted at October 22, 2021 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on DEA Holds National Prescription Drug Take Back Day On October 23
  • 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
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