Welcome to the Environmental Division section of the County's website where Waste, Recycling and Green Initiatives are found. Our aim is to inform the public about environmental issues impacting their health, well-being and safety and provide recycling opportunities to both residents and businesses.
The categories in this section are full of great resource for identifying
recycling and disposal locations and learning about
water conservation and
Additionally, the County is a recognized leader in addressing environmental concerns. The
2011 Environmental Progress Report lists many of our accomplishments and ongoing programs. The County is proud of its green achievements and we will continue to be on the forefront of environmental issues.
Check out the newly updated Electronics Recycling Programs offered in Burr Ridge, Lisle, Wheaton and Naperville! TVs and monitors now accepted for a fee.
Visit our Electronics Recycling page for more information.
Many communities are hosting free holiday light recycling throughout DuPage County. Visit the
SCARCE website for locations.
View Holiday tree recycling and disposal information by community (PDF)
O' the weather outside is frightful, and the heat is so delightful so keep your heating unit in optimal repair! Four tips to prepare for winter.1
- Clear exterior heating systems of ice or snow and interior elements on a regular schedule. Improper maintenance can lead to functioning issues and mold!
- As the temperatures decrease maintain humidity. Relative humidity should be maintained above 30%, ideally between 30 and 50%.
- Change out those old and dirty air filters. Clean air has all types of health benefits.
- Adjust dampers and other operations for the cooler weather to ensure proper ventilation.
1: Tips are provided by the EPA School IAQ Connection for more information visit the E-newsletter.
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