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
water conservation and
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.
Visit this page for more information on the changes in the waste & recycling industry and the impact to residents.
Do NOT place masks, gloves and other PPE in the recycling bin. Those items belong in your bagged trash. This will protect you and essential workers that continue to handle your waste and recycling.
Join Cool DuPage
Don’t forget to join the effort and find more tips at our Cool DuPage page.
The County has developed a clearinghouse of information regarding ethylene oxide and the Sterigenics Willowbrook facility. Please visit the page for further information.