The Environmental & Resource Conservation Office is a County Office which is funded by the City of Morris through a portion of the landfill tipping fee surtax that is received from Environtech Inc. which operates a municipal sanitary landfill in Grundy County.
The Environmental & Resource Conservation Office is the lead agency in the implementation of the County Solid Waste Management Plan.
The Solid Waste Management Plan was a requirement of the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act (SWPRA). The primary purpose of SWPRA is:
To decrease waste generation;
Increase recycling, reuse and composting;
Insure the timely development of needed facilities and programs.
Protect Environmental Resources
SWPRA requires a plan for a time span of twenty years with formal updates and reviews at 5 year intervals.
The Grundy County Plan has already been updated in 2010. Copies of the Plan are available for viewing at the Environmental & Resource Conservation Office.
As part of implementing the Solid Waste Management Plan other activities that the office is involved with include:
Monitoring operations of two landfills and accompanying IEPA personnel on quarterly inspections.
Conduct educational and promotional activities, waste assessments, special recycling events etc.
Administer/monitor hauler licensing program — 6 licensed haulers currently in County.
Maintain and develop up-to-date information and provide educational materials on recycling, source reduction to individuals, officials, groups, commercial businesses and governmental agencies.
Administer waste reduction grant program.
Monitor recycling activities in County buildings.
Coordinate with state and County agencies with regards to recycling/source reduction events.
Work with County Health and Building & Zoning departments on open dumping and burn issues.
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