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Read article: Illinois Department of Agriculture releases pesticide clean sweep program results
Illinois Department of Agriculture releases pesticide clean sweep program results
In 2023, the Illinois Department of Agriculture along with the Illinois Department of Public Health conducted an agricultural/structural pesticide...
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Read article: Household hazardous material collection events scheduled for fall 2023
Household hazardous material collection events scheduled for fall 2023
Now is the time to get rid of any old or unwanted pesticides in your chemical storage area. The Illinois EPA one-day household hazardous waste...
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Read article: A story of recycling for rural Illinois
A story of recycling for rural Illinois
Some memories stick out. Around the second or third grade, my teacher wheeled the television cart into the classroom which to an eight-year-old was...
Read article: Eco-friendly uses for the Christmas tree
Eco-friendly uses for the Christmas tree
Shortly you will begin to see Christmas trees sitting by the curb, waiting for the assigned pick-up date to be collected and mulched. This is one way...

News Releases

Stephenson County Electronics Recycling Event
FREEPORT, Ill.— In partnership with the Stephenson County Health Department, University of Illinois Extension Office, and the City of Freeport, the annual electronics recycling event will be held on Saturday August 20, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (or until trucks are full) in parking lot B...
Recycling becomes focus in McDonough County initiative
Every year in America, 22 million tons of household recyclables go to landfills, become litter, or pollute our waterways. McDonough County is not immune to this challenge, but a committee of concerned citizens is exploring ways to address this local concern. Recycling could conserve resources...
Electronics Recycling Event offered in Freeport
Electronics Recycling Collection Offered The Stephenson County Health Department, City of Freeport, and University of Illinois Extension have partnered to host an electronics recycling collection event on Saturday, August 21, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., in parking lot B at Highland Community...