X
GO
Office of Will County Executive
Lawrence M. Walsh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
For more information, contact:
Tammy; Reiher

County implements appointment system for collection events

Event date: 3/24/2018 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Export event

WILL COUNTY – In an effort to shorten lines and wait times, the Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department has implemented an appointment system for its collection events.

Will County Executive Larry Walsh said, “We want to make recycling as easy as possible for our residents. In the past, people sometimes waited in line for up to two hours or more at some events. This new system should alleviate that wait.”

The appointment system has been rolled out for the event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in Peotone. Appointments are offered on a first-come, first served basis in 15-minute time slots with the last appointments of the day at 2:45 p.m. Participants will receive an electronic event reminder a day or two in advance.

Marta Keane, the county’s Recycling Specialist, said, “We spoke to representatives of other counties that have experienced large event turnouts and switched to appointment systems. Each one reported improvements in wait times, satisfaction from participants that could schedule their day more easily and improved planning for staffing by the county and its event vendor.

“The time it will take to unload each vehicle will depend upon the amount of recyclables that’s in it,” she continued. “That means we can’t guarantee to get every person in and out in 15 minutes, but we’re certain that it will take less time than an unpredictable long line.”

There will also be a collection event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Joliet. Appointments are already available for that event, too.

Both upcoming events will accept household hazardous wastes, motor oil and electronics. They are open to people living in communities wholly or partially in Will County. There is a two-television limit, and participants will have to provide photo identification before dropping off items.

To set up an appointment, go to www.willcountygreen.com and follow the prompts.  Those without internet access may call (815) 727-8834 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Additional information about what items will be collected at the events, as well as more information about the Land Use Department, can also be found at www.willcountygreen.com.

There will be another collection event scheduled for later in the spring. Check www.willcountygreen.com in the coming months for more details.

Press Contacts

Anastasia Tuskey
Communications Director
Ph: 815-740-8376

Tammy Reiher
Public Information Officer
Ph: 815-774-7485

«June 2019»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2627282930311
2345
2890

Will County’s annual book event ‘hits both of our goals’

An estimated 58,000 books changed hands during the Will County reuse-recycling event at Pilcher Park Nature Center May 31-June 2.

Read more
6
2892

Workforce Center of Will County announces After Hours Job Fair on June 12

The Workforce Center of Will County announces an “After Hours” Job Fair to be held 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 at its location 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, Joliet, IL. A wide variety of positions with numerous employers will be part of this evening event.
Read more
78
910111213
2901

Will County showcases local projects during Our Homes, Our Voices National Campaign

Will County officials hosted a tour on May 30 for Congressman Bill Foster to showcase housing projects in several communities during the Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action, May 30 – June 5. The Week of Action brings attention to the affordable housing crisis, the need for fair housing, and community reinvestments and partnerships.

Read more
1415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456

Tags

100th birthday acting Chief Judge David Carlson Alison.com Alzheimer's walk America Recycles Day American Legion Post 1080 American Recycles Day Animal Control Arsenal Road BBQ luncheon Becky Haldorson book recycling book recycling and reuse event book reuse and recycling Brayden Caraynoff-Haber Bruce Gould Caroline Portlock Charlotte Mather closings Clothes 4 Work cooling centers County Executive Larry Walsh County Office Building Curt Paddock Danette Krieger David Dubois Deirdre Manigo Diane Brozman digital safety Director Curt Paddock document destruction Dr. L.P. Schild Earth Flag Awards Eastside Green House electronic recycling electronics recycling extreme heat Friends of Sunny Hill gardening Gertrude Hoover Green Team groundbreaking Health Department heroin legislation forum hero helps addiction trea Historic Preservation Commission holiday bazaar holiday string lights Household Hazardous Waste Illinois Extension Service Janine Farrell Jason Holicky Jeff Hubrich JJC City Center Campus Joan O'Keefe job fair John Ocansey Joliet Park District Joyce Parker Judge David Carlson Karen Sorbero Kathy Pecora Land Use Department Larry Walsh Lewis University Madison Curran Marta Keane Melissa Hemzacek Memorial Day Midwest Classics on 66 Museum Mike Bell Mobile Workforce Center Monee Township Music and memory neuter/spay Nick Palmer Organix paper shredding Penny Curran permits Pilcher Park Pilcher Park Nature Center Plainfield United Methodist pumpkin composting Pumpkin Pitch Recyclepalooza recycling Resource Recovery and Energy Resource Recovery and Energy Division Resume Gallery rural historic structures Savers Savers. WJOL school garden Scott Slocum Seeds of Change Grant Program Sharefest sign language Spirit of Community Caring Award St. Vincent DePaul Sunny Hill Nursing Home Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County Susan Flessner Susan Olenek swimming pools textile collection The Friends of Sunny Hill Inc. Three Rivers Association of Realtors Tim Anderson University of St. Francis USAgain veterans Veterans Day vision and hearing screening vow renewal warming centers Warren-Sharpe Community Center Washington Township Wayne Breitbarth weather related closings West Nile Virus Will County Will County Center for Community Concerns Will County Executive Larry Walsh Will County Farm Bureau Will County Health Department Will County Historic Preservation Commission Will County Land Use Department Will County Office Building Will County TB clinic Will County Veterans Affairs Commission Will County Workforce Center Will County Workforce Services Division William E. Young School WJOL Workforce Center of Will County Workforce Investment Board Workforce Services Division Workforce Services Division of Will County Workforce Services Division releases November work workshops Youth Provider Workshop