Learn the Do's And Don'ts of Food Scrap Composting
Many of us are used to putting certain paper and plastics in the recycling container, but did you know that you can also be recycling food items every day like banana peels and coffee grounds? Many food scraps end up in the landfill and could be composted instead. Watch this video to learn the do’s and don’ts of food composting and what your options are in Lake County.
SWALCO clothing bin locations
Six communities have already met SWALCO’s 2020 waste diversion goal!
34 Lake County communities have reduced residential waste streams
There are currently more than 260 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in lllinois,
employing 3,800 people.
In 2014, Illinois installed 6 MW of solar electric capacity, enough solar energy to power 8,000 homes.
In 2014, $16 million was invested in solar installations in Illinois, a 165% increase over the previous year.
Quality Drinking Water
Lake County is committed to providing a reliable and sustainable supply of quality drinking water to County residents. Public Works reports a 9.5% decrease in water use over the past few years!
Residents, homeowners associations, and corporate campuses can learn more about stormwater management features such as rain gardens, bioswales, and detention basins by visiting Lake County’s Stormwater Management Commission website.
DOT’s 10 signal coordination and timing, or SCAT, projects are reducing idling times and CO2 emissions by 1,920 metric tons per year. That is equivalent to taking 404 cars off Lake County roads per year.