Environmental & Resource Conservation Office (ERCO)

 

Address

Grundy County Administration Building
1320 Union Street
Morris, IL 60450

Upcoming Events
Click Here for the full list of 2022 events.

March
Trashformations Sculpture Competition for Earth Month April

April
Trashformation Sculpture Competition Awards

May
Seeds for Mother's Day

Book Drive:

Not at this time.

E-Waste:
  • April 23, 2022 -8- Noon
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  • September 17, 2022 -8- Noon
Paint Collection:

June11, 2022 -9- Noon

Shred Events:
  • April 20, 2021 - 10-Noon
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  • July 13, 2022 -10- Noon
  • September 12, 2022 -10- Noon
Tire Recycling Event
  • July 14-16, 2022
Reuable Halloween Bags to Preeschools
  • October 2022
Toy Event:
  •  November 18 through December 9, 2022

Click here for the 2022 Land Use Department Environmental Events

About

ERCO is a is an office of the Land Use Department which is funded completely by the Clean Energy Fund of the Top Crop Wind Farm.

ERCO is the lead agency in the implementation of the County Solid Waste Management Plan, and has the following goals.

  • To decrease waste generation
  • Promote the 4Rs of Recycle, reuse, reduce, and respect the Earth
  • Insure the timely development of needed facilities and programs
  • Protect Environmental Resources

Goals

The goals of this office are implemented through the twenty year Solid Waste Update Plan that is updated every 5 years.

As part of implementing the Solid Waste Management Plan other activities that the office is involved with include:

  • Monitoring of the closed landfill by reviewing inspection reports.
  • Conduct educational and promotional activities, special recycling events etc.
  • Administer/monitor hauler licensing program.
  • Maintain and develop up-to-date information and provide educational materials on recycling, source reduction to individuals, officials, groups, commercial businesses and governmental agencies.
  • Coordinate with state and County agencies with regards to recycling/source reduction events.
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