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  • 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
  • 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)