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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Environmental Division

Welcome to the Environmental Division section of the County's website where Waste, Recycling and Green Initiatives are found. Our aim is to inform the public about environmental issues impacting their health, well-being and safety and provide recycling opportunities to both residents and businesses.

The categories in this section are full of great resource for identifying recycling and disposal locations and learning about green buildings, water conservation and energy efficiency.

Additionally, the County is a recognized leader in addressing environmental concerns. The 2011 Environmental Progress Report lists many of our accomplishments and ongoing programs. The County is proud of its green achievements and we will continue to be on the forefront of environmental issues.

Recent News

May is Asthma Awareness Month below are tips from the US Environmental Protection Agency to help protect your air quality. 

Household Tips

  • Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products whenever possible.
  • Some products that you use at your home or office are made with smog-forming chemicals that can evaporate into the air when you use them. Follow manufacturers' recommendations for use and properly seal cleaners, paints, and other chemicals to prevent evaporation into the air.
  • Conserve electricity. Consider setting your thermostat a little higher in the summer and lower in winter. Participate in local energy conservation programs. Look for the ENERGY STAR label when buying home or office equipment.
  • Consider using gas logs instead of wood. If you use a wood-burning stove or fireplace insert, make sure it meets EPA design specifications. Burn only dry, seasoned wood. 

 

Thank you to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County; the most recent entity to become a Cool DuPage Partner!!!

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    Don’t forget to join the effort and find more tips at www.dupageco.org/cooldupage

     

       



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      Phone:
      630-407-6700

      Fax:
      630-407-6702

      Office Hours:
      8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Monday - Friday

      Email:
      recycle@dupageco.org