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Office of Will County Executive
Lawrence M. Walsh
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Book recycling event offered by Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division

JOLIET – The annual Will County three-day book recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, at Joliet Park District’s Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive.

Schools, libraries, and members of the general public can bring unused and unwanted books for reuse and recycling.  All types of hardcover and paperback books will be accepted and shared for free to anyone in attendance.  Categories include fiction, non-fiction, children’s, romance, hobby, travel, health and living, religion, textbooks, periodicals, magazines and cookbooks. 

In 2017, Will County students participated in this event by bringing children’s books to the annual Earth Flag ceremony. The Earth Flag ceremony, hosted by the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division, recognizes schools for their recycling efforts. Students’ participation brought well over 2,000 books to the start of the event last year.

The annual event prevents thousands of books from going unused or dumped into landfills.  Instead, these books are redistributed free of charge to promote literacy.  Books that are not reused will be shipped for recycling at the end of the three-day event.

The book event organizer, Tim Anderson of the Will County Land Use Department’s RRE Division, said, “Our goal is to promote literacy and improve the environment through recycling.”

The event is sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division and the Joliet Park District. The Will County Land Use Department is under Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office.

For more information about the event, contact Anderson at (815) 727-8834 or go to willcountygreen.com.

 

People browse the thousands of books at the 2017 book recycling event at the Pilcher Park Nature Center. People may drop off and take books for free. This year’s event will be held June 1-3. (Photo courtesy of the Will County Land Use Department)

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