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Many households like to use pumpkins for a colorful decoration this time of year and if you celebrate Halloween, you probably carve your pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. But what do you do with your Halloween pumpkins when November arrives? If you usually just throw it in the trash there is a better option for disposing of your jack-o-lanterns. Composting is a great option to keep your pumpkins out of the landfill. […]

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CCDES is a member of the Illinois Recycling Contamination Task Force, a group that addresses pressing recycling issues throughout the state. To answer specific recycling questions, the task force has launched the Dirty Dozen Campaign.

Scrap metal recycling has been around since the invention of metal but scrap metal has never been accepted in curbside recycling programs. […]

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CCDES is a member of the Illinois Recycling Contamination Task Force, a group that addresses pressing recycling issues throughout the state. To answer specific recycling questions, the task force has launched the Dirty Dozen Campaign.

Tanglers are one of the most common types of non-recyclable “contaminants” faced by sorting facilities or Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs). But what […]

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CCDES is a member of the Illinois Recycling Contamination Task Force, a group that addresses pressing recycling issues throughout the state. To answer specific recycling questions, the task force has launched the Dirty Dozen Campaign.

While shredded paper used to be allowed in recycling carts, it isn’t any more. Shredded paper does not belong in your curbside […]

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CCDES is a member of the Illinois Recycling Contamination Task Force, a group that addresses pressing recycling issues throughout the state. To answer specific recycling questions, the task force has launched the Dirty Dozen Campaign.

At home or work when you are getting ready to recycle those everyday items, such cardboard, bottles, cans or jars, remember to […]

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CCDES is a member of the Illinois Recycling Contamination Task Force, a group that addresses pressing recycling issues throughout the state. To answer specific recycling questions, the task force has launched the Dirty Dozen Campaign.

It is estimated that over 3 billion batteries were sold last year according to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Batteries help […]

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CCDES is a member of the Illinois Recycling Contamination Task Force, a group that addresses pressing recycling issues throughout the state. To answer specific recycling questions, the task force has launched the Dirty Dozen Campaign.

If you have painted your house, refinished your floors, or switched your lightbulbs from CFLs to LEDs, chances are you had some […]

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CCDES is a member of the Illinois Recycling Contamination Task Force, a group that addresses pressing recycling issues throughout the state. To answer specific recycling questions, the task force has launched the Dirty Dozen Campaign.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, textile waste accounted for 8% of all landfilled municipal solid waste in 2017. In Cook […]

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The Village and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southeast Metra Commuter Parking Lot (290 Park Avenue, Glencoe, IL). This free collection event is open to all Illinois residents and is for personal residential household hazardous waste only. […]

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Not sure what to do with your live tree and old or broken light strings post-holidays? There are many opportunities to recycle these items in Cook County. Make your holiday season a little more sustainable this year by keeping holiday waste out of the landfill.

Drop-off sites open to all Cook County residents: […]

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