Reuse/Recycling Directory


Use the Green Pages: Reuse and Recycling Directory to find outlets for items no longer needed.

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Electronics Recycling


SWANCC offers weekly drop-off locations for electronics and one-day collection events.

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Document Destruction


The Agency continues to provide seasonal Document Destruction Events for residents.

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Drugs/Sharps Disposal


SWANCC provides weekly drop-off locations for unused pharmaceuticals and sharps.

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News and Events

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy 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... More detail
US EPA's Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan 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... More detail
Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions in Illinois Report 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... More detail
Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan Solid Waste Management Plan SWANCC is pleased to release the pdf 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. pdf Solid Waste Management Plan Update - Final pdf SWMP Update Appendices Learn... More detail

Popular Resources

Waste Reduction Solutions Brochure Waste Reduction Solutions Brochure Recycling is important, not only to save energy and to conserve our natural resources, but to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Recycling can be beneficial to your school by cutting down on... More detail
Eco-Friendly Marketplace Eco-Friendly Marketplace Part of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is ReBuy. The Eco-Friendly Marketplace is a guide that raises awareness about the wide variety of products available to consumers made from recycled or sustainable materials... More detail

Amici Curiae

Amici Curiae
Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. United States Army Corps of Engineers
No. 99-1178

Nineteen amici briefs (representing 45 companies, organizations and individuals) have been filed in support of SWANCC's position. The entities represented by the 19 briefs are listed below:

  • American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and the North Dakota Farm Bureau
  • American Forest & Paper Association and the American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Arid Operations, Inc. and the California Mining Association
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Cato Institute and the Institute for Justice
  • Center for Individual Rights
  • Center for the Original Intent of the Constitution
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States
  • Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
  • Defenders of Property Rights
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Stone Association
  • Nationwide Public Projects Coalition, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and the Metropolitan Denver Water Authority
  • Pacific Legal Foundation, Randy Peterson, and the California Cattlemen's Association
  • Serrano Water District; the Imperial Irrigation District; the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; the Central Arizona Water Conservation District; the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District; the Western Coalition for Arid States; the Western Growers Association; Tejon Ranch Co.; and the Foundation for Environmental and Economic Progress, Inc.
  • State of Alabama
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors; National League of Cities; Council of State Governments; National Association of Counties; National Conference of State Legislatures; International City/County Management Association; and International Municipal Lawyers Association, joined by the Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Washington Legal Foundation and Allied Educational Foundation
  • James J. Wilson

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