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Free Annual Book Reuse and Recycling Event to be Held June 2-4
Matthew Libs

Free Annual Book Reuse and Recycling Event to be Held June 2-4

The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy (RRE) Division will host its annual three-day book reuse and recycling event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2-4, at Joliet Park District’s Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive.

“Our goal for this event is twofold: to promote literacy and improve the environment through recycling,” said Dave Hartke, Director of the RRE Division of Will County’s Land Use Department. “This is a popular annual event, and I’m grateful for Joliet Park District for hosting it again.”

Schools, libraries, and individuals may bring unused and unwanted books for reuse and recycling. Hardcover and paperback books will be accepted and shared for free to attendees. Categories include fiction, non-fiction, children’s, romance, hobby, travel, health and living, religion, textbooks, periodicals, and cookbooks.

The annual event prevents thousands of books from going unused or dumped into landfills. Books are redistributed at no charge to promote literacy in the community. Books that are not reused will be shipped for recycling at the end of the three-day event.

The event is sponsored by the Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department and is hosted by the Joliet Park District.
For more information, residents can call event coordinator Tim Anderson at (815) 727-8834 or visit www.willcountygreen.com.

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