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Cook County’s Solid Waste Management Plan Update, approved earlier this year, tasks the County with continuing to decrease the amount of waste we are sending to landfills. As a part of this effort, The Cook County Department of Environmental Control has partnered with other counties in the region, the sub-county solid waste agencies and Green Town, to present an afternoon event to discuss commercial food scrap collection in the Chicago area. This workshop will bring together food scrap generators, waste haulers, compost site operators and local governments to discuss how we can increase commercial food scrap collection, barriers and solutions.
Please join us for this FREE event on October 18, from 1:00pm -5:00pm, at the Highland Park Art Center in Highland Park. You may register by clicking here.
Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Highland Park Art Center
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL
A Message from the President
I believe that Cook County should be a world-class model of sustainability. We are working not only to boost sustainability practices throughout County government, but also to join forces with local governments, nonprofits and business, to accomplish more than we could separately in making each of Cook County’s communities sustainable. To further this work, I appointed Deborah Stone as the County’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, and as Director of the Department of Environmental Control. I also recognize that Cook County needs to share ideas and collaborate with a diverse group of community leaders and sustainability experts. In March 2012, I appointed the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council to help lift our vision higher and give us access to best practices. You can meet the Council members and read more about their mission in the “Advisory Council” section of this website. Toni Preckwinkle,Cook County Board President
What is Sustainability?
" Ensuring that there is enough for today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."Deborah StoneChief Sustainability Officer, Cook County Government
Contact UsCook County Chief Sustainability Officer
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Chicago, IL 60602
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