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New Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Gets County Board Approval

By at January 15, 2014 | 4:33 pm | 1 Comments

New Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Gets County Board Approval

After months of collaboration and input from community and government organizations, the solid waste industry, and environmental advocacy groups, the Cook County Board Wednesday approved a Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance (SWRO) that will give the County significant new tools to protect the environment. The SWRO will grant Cook County the ability to increase more...

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Air Pollution Action Day Alert Issued for Tuesday, August 20th

By at August 20, 2013 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

Air Pollution Action Day Alert Issued for Tuesday, August 20th

The Illinois Partners for Clean Air and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert to individuals and businesses in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  Air pollution levels are expected to reach the “Orange” or “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” category on the national Air Quality Index on Tuesday, August 20th.  This will more...

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Cook County Receives Award for Progressive Demolition Debris Recycling Policy

By at May 28, 2013 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Receives Award for Progressive Demolition Debris Recycling Policy

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has received national recognition for its progressive recycling policy which has kept tons of demolition debris out of landfills and created jobs through the reuse and resale of building material. The County was presented with the Walnut Gavel award for its leading-edge Demolition Debris Diversion more...

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Green Halo Neatly Tracks Recycling of Demolition Debris

By at March 28, 2013 | 12:48 pm | 0 Comment

Green Halo Neatly Tracks Recycling of Demolition Debris

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that an online software system called Green Halo has helped contractors recycle thousands of tons of construction debris and stay in compliance with the County’s new Demolition Debris Diversion ordinance. The ecofriendly ordinance requires contractors in suburban and unincorporated Cook County to recycle 70 more...

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Cook County Environmental Control and Delta Institute Host Demolition Ordinance Compliance Workshops

By at February 19, 2013 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Environmental Control and Delta Institute Host Demolition Ordinance Compliance Workshops

On March 13th and 14th, Cook County and Delta Institute will host two free public workshops during March to educate employees of Cook County municipalities about the County’s Demolition, Debris and Diversion Ordinance, which came into effect last November. The three-hour workshop will cover: The new ordinance, its benefits and compliance requirements The more...

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Update: An Air Pollution Action Day has been declared for Chicago, IL, on Friday, August 24

By at June 27, 2012 | 4:18 pm | 5 Comments

Update: An Air Pollution Action Day has been declared for Chicago, IL, on Friday, August 24

The Illinois Partners for Clean Air and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have extended the previously issued Air Pollution Action Day Alerts to Friday, August 24th.  The continued high temperatures and low wind speeds are expected to lead to elevated ground-level ozone in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  Regional air quality is expected to reach the more...

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Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

By at April 3, 2012 | 3:14 pm | 12 Comments

Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

Today the Cook County Board approved President Preckwinkle’s Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for suburban Cook County, the first plan generated in 12 years.  The SWMP outlines the county’s current level of waste generation, disposal and recycling, and makes recommendations for improvement. President Preckwinkle’s 2012 Plan reimagines traditional solid waste more...

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Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

By at March 27, 2012 | 9:40 am | 7 Comments

Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

On Friday, April 6th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Calumet Township is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in more...

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Preckwinkle Launches Sustainability Advisory Council

By at March 7, 2012 | 12:06 pm | 10 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches Sustainability Advisory Council

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council (CCSAC) which will be co-chaired by Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd, and Chris Kennedy, past President of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. The Sustainability more...

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Cook County Medication Take-back program comes to Blue Island on April 9th

By at April 6, 2011 | 12:37 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Medication Take-back program comes to Blue Island on April 9th

On Saturday, April 9th from 8 am to 1 pm, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a medication take-back program at the Blue Island Public Works Yard, 3153 Wireton Road in Blue Island, IL.  Area residents are encouraged to bring in their old and unused prescription medications for safe and secure destruction.  The program is designed to keep more...

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