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...
April Environmental Awareness Calendar
Each spring, SWANCC creates an “April Environmental Awareness Calendar”. Each day offers a tip of how to reduce waste or take care of our environment to benefit future generation. There are many websites included to keep your eco-friendly actions going all year long!Download the April Calendar 2015.
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...
Illinois Recycling Task Force Submits Final Report
On January 1, 2015 the Task Force on the Advancement of Material Recycling submitted their report to outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and the 98th General Assembly. The 21-member task force, created as a result of legislation signed into law in 2012, reviewed the status of recycling and solid waste management planning in the state and provided recommendations for expanding waste reduction, recycling,...