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In recognition of Earth Day the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is participating in several events this month that will include electronics recycling and prescription drug take-back opportunities.
For more information or to learn about other pharmaceutical disposal opportunities, call the Environmental Control Department at 312-603-8200.
April 17, from 9am-3pm South Suburban College Earth Awareness Day South Suburban College 15800 S. State St., South Holland, IL
Prescription Drug Take-Back Event www.southsuburbancollege.edu/en_US/News_Events_Information/Calendar/event.asp?eID=5144.
April 20, from 9am to 12pm Busse Woods, Grove 24
Elk Grove Village , IL
Electronics Recycling, Prescription Drug Take-Back, Forest Preserve Clean-Up
April 20, from 9am to 12pm Friends of the Parks Earth Day/Parks & Preserves Clean-up
134th St. and Halsted, Riverdale, IL
Electronics Recycling, Bike Repair, Scavenger Hunt, Ceremony with President Toni Preckwinkle
April 20, from 10am to 2pm
Oak Park Earth Fest
Oak Park Public Works Center
201 S. Blvd, Oak Park, IL
Hands on Activities focusing on zero-waste and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event
April 20 from 9am to 2pm
Earth Day Festival
Village Green, Northbrook, IL
Many activities, including Radon Awareness and Test Kit Ordering
May 4 from 9am to 1pm
Community Recycling Event
2000 Fifth Ave, River Grove, IL
Electronics Recycling and Prescription Drug Take Back, Clothes/Shoes Recycling www.triton.edu/NewsAndEvents_detail.aspx?id+18731
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL TAKE-BACK EVENTS***
For the April 17th event at South Suburban College and the April 20th event at Oak Park the following are NOT allowed: controlled substances and infectious medical waste (needles). Inhalers and mercury thermometers WILL be accepted.
For the April 20th Busse Woods and the May 4th Triton College event the following are NOT accepted: infectious medical waste, aerosols, liquids or thermometers.
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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