Environmental & Resource Conservation Office (ERCO)



Grundy County Administration Building
1320 Union Street
Morris, IL 60450

Upcoming Events
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Book Drive:
  • June 1, 2023 through July 14, 2023
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  • September 16, 2023
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Paint Collection:
  • May through October 31, 2023
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Shred Events:
  • September 16, 2023
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Tire Recycling Event

no events scheduled at this time

Reusasble Halloween Bags to Preschools
  • October 2023
Toy Event:
  •  November 17, 2023 through December 8, 2023
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Click here for the 2023 Land Use Department Environmental Events


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


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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