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Welcome from the Will County Executive Larry Walsh

Will County Executive Larry WalshAs County Executive, I am proud to welcome you to the Will County, Illinois web site. Our site provides an open dynamic information highway to Will County government and the great services we provide. Our goal is to fully present the vast variety of services, programs and initiatives available to every resident.

As part of the commitment to keeping our government openly visible, as well as responsible and accessible, our user friendly website contains additional resources and a better visual design. By working together in the spirit of cooperation, we continually work to plan and provide vision for the county’s future and collaborate as a team to insure our diverse county remains a wonderful place to call home.

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America Recycles Day Nov. 15

Will County Executive Walsh reminds residents of importance of responsible recycling

Since 1997, America Recycles Day has increased awareness of both recycling and buying recycled products. This year’s America Recycles Day is Friday, November 15 and Will County is joining communities across the nation to encourage residents to focus on basic recyclables: plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs; glass bottles, steel and aluminum cans, empty cartons, and varieties of clean dry paper such as newspapers and cardboard boxes.

“Responsible recycling keeps precious resources out of our landfill, creates jobs, and is good for the environment,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh, who oversees the Land Use Department. “I encourage all Will County residents to do their part to protect our natural resources.”

Over the years, information about recycling items has changed and caused confusion. To help residents understand the protocol, Will County created a website: www.WillCountyGreen.com to explain best practices for recycling. The site lists items accepted for recycling across the county as well as times and dates for special recycling events. Suggestions such as returning plastic bags to grocery stores for recycling, taking unwanted electronics to one of the many locations that recycle these items, as well as options for recycling household hazardous wastes are also included.

“In addition to our website, we also share this important information on our Facebook page at Will County Green,” said Marta Keane, recycling specialist for Will County. “Anyone who has any recycling questions can also call our office (815) 774-4343, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are here to help.”
 

 

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Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, e-mail: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone 815.740.4602.

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