|The What, Where and How of |
|Tri-County Residents Recycle Big Time!|
The total recyclables collected in each county includes the efforts of residents at home with curbside programs, drop-off sites, and parking lot collection events. Recyclable materials include the traditional residential materials of paper, cardboard, tin, aluminum, plastic, glass, etc., electronics such as computer and yardwaste. See the following totals.
The collection of paint is not counted as recycling, although Warren Achievement in Monmouth produces a reformulated paint from the "good" latex paints turned in for disposal. Over 1500 gallons of reformulated paint is available for purchase at $30 per five gallon bucket, plus tax.
McDonough County has curbside programs in Blandinsville, Bushnell, Colchester, Good Hope and Macomb. There are drop-off sites for traditional recyclables in Industry and at Bridgeway in Macomb. Electronics can be dropped off in Macomb at the Regional Collection Facility and Colchester City Hall. Read more...
|Electronics Recycling Up 25% in 2010|
|With a little help from friends, the Regional Collection Facility continues to provide services|
The countdown continues to the January 1, 2012 ban on computers, printers, televisions and monitors from landfills, and the Regional Collection Facility is ready! Seeing a 25% increase from 2009 totals, the facility collected 400,000 pounds of electronics in 2010. That's 17 semi-truck loads of used and discarded electronics! Read more...
TCR&WMC Hauler's License
By law, your hauler should display the above
decal on their windshields
All waste haulers that handle residential wastes, by order of county ordinances, are to register with the solid waste coordinator and report their efforts annually for an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) report.
Be sure you are using a hauler that is in compliance with the local laws. The information collected for the annual IEPA report helps focus on the needs of the residents, indicates the progress being made in proper solid waste practices and helps obtain grant money for future solid waste projects like the recent Warren Achievement $72,000 plus grant to process electronics.
How to Recycle Unwanted Meds
|IEPA Funds Program to Recycle Unwanted Medicines|
|Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Schuyler and Warren county health departments are collecting unwanted medications. Please call and check with the health department of choice for proper disposal instructions, i.e., removing meds from original containers and putting them in zip lock bags and remove or mark out personal label information. Please refer to the sidebar for health department locations and phone numbers.|
Approximately 150 to 200 pounds of unwanted meds are collected each month from western Illinois with this IEPA funded program.
|Gone But Not Forgotten|
|What Happened to Tire Collections & HHWs?|
|The residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Used Residential Tire collections have been temporarily shut down. Please call your local and state officials and encourage them to help restart these collections. Do we really want to become like Homer Simpson's hometown with an ongoing tire fire in town as the solution to|
mounding piles of used tires?
The Tri-County Resource & Waste Management Council (TCR&WMC) represents and meets the solid waste management needs of incorporated and unincorporated communities in McDonough, Mercer, and Warren counties. The council's Solid Waste Coordinator provides a comprehensive approach to solid waste issues. For more information about the TCR&WMC, call 309-331-4782.
Warren County Courthouse/Monmouth
McDonough Co. Law & Legal Committee
Mercer Co. Board
Warren Co. Board
Illinois Recycling Assoc./
June 7, 8 ,9
Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association Board meeting
May 6 & 7
May 13 & 14
June 3 & 4
June 10 & 11
June 24 & 25
Check with your Road Commissioner to see if your township is holding a collection this year!
Macomb May 16 - 23
June 6 - 10
|WHERE TO RECYCLE YOUR CFLs! |
|WHERE TO TAKE UNWANTED MEDS FOR FREE DISPOSAL! |
ELEVEN MONTHS AND COUNTING UNTIL JANUARY 2012 WHEN AN ALL-OUT LANDFILL BAN ON COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, TVs AND MONITORS WILL TAKE EFFECT!