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Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

By at September 12, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would give Cook County significant new tools and information to increase recycling, prosecute fly-dumping and reduce thefts of metal and other valuable materials from public and private property. Overall, the proposed ordinance contains provisions designed to protect public health and more...

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Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

By at June 5, 2013 | 12:17 pm | 1 Comments

Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that she is committing her administration to the ambitious sustainability goal of reducing the County’s Greenhouse Gas emissions by 80 percent over the next several decades. This commitment comes as a result of a just-released report by the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council, co-chaired by more...

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Free Prescription Drug Take-back and Recycling Event in Hanover Township on Saturday, August 13th

By at August 3, 2011 | 9:44 am | 5 Comments

Free Prescription Drug Take-back and Recycling Event in Hanover Township on Saturday, August 13th

Do you have old prescriptions, electronics, car batteries, gently used clothing, and paper cluttering up your place?  Bring them to the Hanover Township Building on Saturday, August 13th  and recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Hanover Township are sponsoring a Free Recycling Extravaganza  and Prescription Take-back event more...

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Recycle your old electronics this Saturday at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Hometown

By at May 12, 2011 | 2:24 pm | 0 Comment

Recycle your old electronics this Saturday at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Hometown

Do you have old electronics cluttering up your place?  Old TV's, microwave ovens, laptops and the like?  Bring them to the Hometown City Hall building this Saturday, May 14th and you can recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a Free Electronics Recycling event from 7 am to 2 pm.  The event will be held in the more...

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Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

By at April 11, 2011 | 10:13 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

Cook County Board President on Monday introduced the County’s new Director of the Department of Environmental Control and as Chief Sustainability Officer, Deborah Stone The Department is the County’s “eyes, ears and nose” for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies (IEPA) for air pollution more...

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