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Aug 13, 2022 IEPA Household Hazardous Waste event – POSTPONED
Due to unforeseen circumstances the IEPA and Orland Park Township Highway Department regret to announce that the planned one-day Household Hazardous Waste Event, scheduled for August 13th at Victor J. Andrew High School, has been postponed. The contractors for the IL EPA had a facility fire and the incinerator is inoperable at this time. We will notify you once a new date has been selected. Thank you.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event – Saturday, August 13
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Orland Township Highway Department, will be hosting a one-day residential Household Hazardous Waste collection event in the Northern Illinois Region. This one-day event is free to all Illinois residents. The Free HHW Event will take place on Saturday, August 13th at Victor J. Andrew High School, 9001 W. 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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; ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...