Barrington's Food Scrap Compost Program
Barrington's new Food Scrap Composting Program began on Friday March 18, 2016 and will continue until December 16, 2016, when yard waste collection ends, before resuming again in March, 2017. Barrington residents will be permitted to place approved food scrap materials inside their 95 gallon compost cart. Collection will continue to occur on Fridays with regular recycling and refuse pickup. Food...
US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan
The U.S. EPA recently released their Strategic Plan for sustainable materials management. This Plan highlights the following EPA objectives:
1. Decrease disposal rate.
2. Reduce environmental impacts of materials.
3. Increase socio-economic benefits.
4. Increase capacity of State and Local governments, communities and key stakeholders to adopt and implement SMM policies, practices...
Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy guides state efforts to improve water quality at home and downstream by reducing nitrogen and phosphorus levels in our lakes, streams, and rivers. The strategy lays out a comprehensive suite of best management practices for reducing nutrient loads from wastewater treatment plants and urban and agricultural runoff. Recommended activities target the state’s...
Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois Report
This report is designed to educate elected officials, composting industry stakeholders and advocates, and the public at-large about opportunities and strategies related to developing a robust food scrap composting industry in Illinois. This report and the Executive Summary of Recommendations support the work of the Task Force on the Advancement of Materials Recycling, and include recommendations...
Solid Waste Management Plan
Draft Solid Waste Management Plan Update Available for Public Review
SWANCC is pleased to release the
Final Solid Waste Management Plan Update
. Please use the links below to download the report and appendices. Please note that it may take a while for the documents to download due to file size.
Solid Waste Management Plan Update - Final