Tazewell County Green Initiatives

Purpose

The Green Iniatives Program is funded through Tazewell County landfill fees. This initiative is sponsored and supported by the Tazewell County Board and the Tazewell County Board of Health. Through the most recent Tazewell County Solid Waste Plan, five areas of focus have been implemented. The Tazewell County Green Initiatives Program may provide incentive dollars to jump start community organizations and businesses to begin or expand recycling and composting.

Focus

The five areas of focus are:

  1. Food Waste Diversion: coordinating the Good Food Recovery program to promote food recovery and food scrap diversion to compost. 
  2. Special Events: providing recycling and composting opportunities during community festivals.
  3. Multi-Family Dwellings: increasing the ability of residents of apartment complexes to recycle.
  4. Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional: providing opportunities for large scale recycling.
  5. Education and Awareness: increase education and public information about the need to recycle and compost.

PLAN

The 2018 Tazewell County Resource Recovery and Management Plan is listed here 

Recycling resources

More recycling opportunities are listed here.

how to improve sustainability

Increase recycling efforts

Compost Food Scraps and other materials

Conduct a Food Recovery Project by donating healthy foods to local food pantries or soup kitchens

Conduct litter pick up drives in your neighborhood, parks, river

Implement water and energy savings initiatives

Create a wellness policy for dedicated improvements to health for employees and community

Provide a tobacco free environment for customers and residents

Purchase locally grown and made products to increase spending power and reduce transportation emissions

Tri-County Green Hero

The Tri-County Green Hero is a campaign to recognize community members, neighborhoods, businesses, schools, churches or other organizations making a difference in Woodford, Tazewell and Peoria Counties in promoting sustainable and green practices at home and work.

Find more information on the Tri-County Green Hero Page.

Campaign Partners:  WMBD, TCHD, WCHD, Peoria County Sustainability Department