Posts by: laura.oakleaf

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, […]

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Cook County Residents can help the environment by keeping  unused medications out of the waste stream. The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in groundwater.  Each year, close to 5,000 tons of pharmaceutical and personal care products enter the waste stream.  Many survive water […]

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Cook County Residents can help the environment by keeping  unused medications out of the waste stream. The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in groundwater.  Each year, close to 5,000 tons of pharmaceutical and personal care products enter the waste stream.  Many survive water treatment processes […]

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Cook County is opening up its data sources and this  transparency is resulting in some new and innovative partnerships. As a part of Big Data Week, a group of data scientists competed to build the best local early warning systems to accurately predict dangerous levels of air pollution.  Using data  provided by Cook County, the participants […]

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Earlier this year, the Cook County Board approved an ambitious zero waste goal in the Solid Waste Plan Update.  The Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance that was passed July 24th gets us one step closer to attaining that goal.

A key recommendation of the solid waste plan was to address […]

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What are the details about the event?

Hanover Township

250 S. Route 59

Bartlett, IL 60103

Saturday August 4, 2012

8AM to 1PM

 

Who can come to the event? Is there a fee?

Any residents of Illinois can drop off their medications, E-waste, and other recyclables (click on […]

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Bald Eagles come to Cook County:  The five million residents of Cook County have new, celebrity neighbors – a family of American Bald Eagles nesting in a cottonwood tree on Cook County Forest Preserve District property in southwest suburban Palos Township. Officials from the district and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have […]

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Cook County earned a national achievement award for saving a whopping $2.5 million dollars in energy costs.

The award was presented in May by the National Association of Counties in recognition of Cook County’s successful efforts to significantly reduce energy consumption. The county won in the category of “Environmental Protection and Energy” […]

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