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  • 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)
  • WCCSWA Response to COVID-19

    The West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates and guidance as warranted. As all state and local governments know, solid waste management is an essential public service.  Recently the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a memo identifying those who “ensure the effective removal, storage, and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste and hazardous waste” as essential critical infrastructure workers.

    Posted at March 20, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on WCCSWA Response to COVID-19
  • Recycling News YOU Can Use: “YUCKY STUFF – Food & Liquids”

    This article is written by Kerri Gale, Director of Environmental Health, Jackson County, Murphysboro, IL  At home or work when you are getting ready to recycle those everyday items, such cardboard, bottles, cans or jars.  Remember to trash anything with food residue.  Think before you put them in the bin.  Everyone ...

    Posted at March 10, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Recycling News YOU Can Use: “YUCKY STUFF – Food & Liquids”
  • Recycling News YOU Can Use: Only flatten cardboard and corrugated boxes! No crushing other containers!

    This article is written by Julia Linares, AmeriCorps member with the Chicago-area Greenest Region Corps and a fellow for Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability Although flattening containers, like cartons, plastic bottles, and cans, may save room in your recycling bin, please refrain from crushing these items as it leads to issues in single stream recycling systems. However, you can still flatten ...

    Posted at March 5, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Recycling News YOU Can Use: Only flatten cardboard and corrugated boxes! No crushing other containers!
  • Earth Day 50th Anniversary Luncheon

    You are invited to join the members of the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency and Keep West Cook County Beautiful for a luncheon celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.   Hear from Municipal Leaders as well as the find out who is this year's recipient of the GreenQualitiy Achievement Award.    We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12:00pm at the Riverside Golf Club. Please click ...

    Posted at March 5, 2020 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Earth Day 50th Anniversary Luncheon
  • WCCSWA APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

    At the September 25, 2019 Board of Director's Meeting, the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) unanimously ratified and approved the appointment of Claudia Ayala of the City of Berwyn as their newest member of the Agency Executive Committee.   Congratulations to Claudia and welcome to the Agency Executive Committee!

    Posted at September 27, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on WCCSWA APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
  • Electronics Recycling Opportunity at the MWRD Road Show – October 5

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will be hosting their Road Show on Saturday, October 5th at the Science & Arts Academy, 1825 Miner Street in Des Plaines. The event allows residents to meet their MWRD Commissioners, learn how MWRD works towards managing wastewater and stormwater, hear about local projects and how to prevent basement stormwater backups. They will also be collecting electronics and paper. ...

    Posted at September 23, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Electronics Recycling Opportunity at the MWRD Road Show – October 5
  • 10th Annual EarthFest in Oak Park – April 27

    The Village of Oak Park is hosting their 10th Annual EarthFest on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Please see link for more information. https://www.oak-park.us/news/family-fun-awaits-10th-annual-earth-fest

    Posted at April 26, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on 10th Annual EarthFest in Oak Park – April 27
  • WCCSWA Leadership Team Approved at Board of Director’s Meeting

    At the April 24, 2019 WCCSWA Board of Director's Meeting, the Agency Executive Committee members were nominated and approved to begin serving their their new two-year terms beginning on May 1, 2019.   The Fiscal Year 2020 and 2021 Officers and Directors for the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency are: Michael Garvey, Brookfield - Chairman Guy Belmonte, North Riverside - Vice Chairman Joseph ...

    Posted at April 26, 2019 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on WCCSWA Leadership Team Approved at Board of Director’s Meeting