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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home. 

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Will County is diverse, vibrant, and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive

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New Lenox family with passion for gardening named winner of 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest
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New Lenox family with passion for gardening named winner of 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest

Dec. 12, 2014                                                                   

New Lenox family with passion for gardening named winner of 2014

America Recycles Day Photo Contest

     JOLIET – A passion for digging in the dirt and growing their own food has yielded much more than a healthy crop for the Viebach family of New Lenox. John and Jamie Viebach, along with their son, Liam, were chosen as the winners of the 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department. The family was awarded a recycled iPad provided by Vintage Tech Recyclers.

     “We’ve had a garden forever,” said Jamie Viebach. “We grow our own salad greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and peppers.”

     The Viebachs also have an active compost bin and use the contents as fertilizer for their garden. The family deposits coffee grounds, tea leaves, fruit and veggie scraps, eggshells, and a few paper products.

     “The "tea" is great for my houseplants, and the compost is used to fertilize both the indoor and outdoor plants,” Jamie Viebach said.

    The Will County Land Use Department began this contest in 2012 to encourage recycling habits for county residents. The department also set up a website: www.willcountygreen.com to offer residents important information about recycling options.

     “I congratulate the Viebach family for their dedication to ‘green living’,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “Our land use department has done a great job in promoting recycling and other environmental efforts. It is nice to see our residents adopting these practices to help protect our natural resources.”

      To see more photos from this year’s America Recycles Photo Contest or learn more about recycling, visit the Facebook page: Will County Green.


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