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CCDES is a member of the Illinois Recycling Contamination Task Force, a group convened to handle the pressing recycling issues throughout the state. To answer specific recycling questions, the task force has launched the Dirty Dozen Campaign. Each month, a different recycling issue will be addressed. For November, we explore the plastic bag dilemma.

Plastic […]

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Cook County is doing its part to help stem climate change.

The county is exceeding its target for reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from its buildings, the County’s 2015 Sustainability Report shows.

The County’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions have decreased by 11 percent since they were measured in 2010, an achievement that surpasses its target of […]

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Join the Cook County Department of Environmental Control at Kickapoo Woods on Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We will be celebrating the Cook County Forest Preserve District’s 100th Anniversary while sharing information on backyard composting and other environmental programs.  For additional information and to see other events taking place at Kickapoo […]

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Join Cook County Department of Environmental Control at South Suburban College’s  Annual Earth Awareness Day on April 28th. Bring your unused pharmaceuticals*, used electronics, cell phones, eye glasses, books, and plastic bags to the South Suburban College campus, located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Sustainability presentations will be given […]

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Register for the USEPA Region V’s webinar: Development and Implementation of Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance,  on March 5, 2015 12:45 PM CST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4558174251192515841

Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance has allowed the County to recycle or reuse 90% of building materials from demolitions and renovations, keeping them out of landfills, reclaiming valuable […]

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President Preckwinkle Applauds Outreach to Various Stakeholders

After months of collaboration and input from community and government organizations, the solid waste industry, and environmental advocacy groups, the Cook County Board Wednesday approved a Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance (SWRO) that will give the County significant new tools to protect the environment.

The SWRO […]

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At the September 1tth Cook County Board meeting President Preckwinkle introduced the Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance.  Deborah Stone, Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of the Cook County Department of Environmental Control, explains the proposed ordinance which has the goal of increasing recycling, prosecuting fly-dumping and building more sustainable ways to deal with waste in suburban Cook […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would give Cook County significant new tools and information to increase recycling, prosecute fly-dumping and reduce thefts of metal and other valuable materials from public and private property.

Overall, the proposed ordinance contains provisions designed to protect public health and […]

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As of January 1, 2012 electronic devices such as televisions, computers, and monitors were banned from being disposed of in Illinois landfills.  Several communities and businesses in Cook County provide drop-off locations and events for electronic recycling services.  The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, Vintage Tech Recyclers and LG Electronics […]

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