Land Use Department Home

Heidi H. Miller – Director

Cheryl Wardell – Assistant

Heidi Miller – Planner

Bob Pazely – Building & Zoning


8:00 am to 4:30 pm: Monday – Friday


1320 Union Street Morris, IL 60450

Welcome to the Land Use Department!

As a fairly new addition to the many fine departments of the county, we have adopted this goal as we serve the residents of Grundy County:

To promote a safe, healthy, balanced community that preserves our natural resources and educates our residents to continue this pursuit for future generations of Grundy residents.’

The Land Use Department has three offices to serve Grundy County’s needs. The Environmental & Resource Conservation Office, the Building and Zoning Office and the Planning Office are the fabric that makes up our Land Use Department.

Media Releases

Latex and Oil Paint Collection Event Scheduled for Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00 AM to Noon

For Immediate Release

Latex and Oil Paint Collection for Recycling Event  

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00 AM to Noon
Grundy County Animal Control Facility 310 East DuPont Road
Back Parking lot off of Lynn Road
Morris, Il 60450  

The Grundy County Land Use Department will be having a used latex and oil based paint recycling event on Saturday September 28, 2019 from 9-Noon at the Grundy County Animal Control Facility back parking lot located at 310 East DuPont Road off Lynn Road in Morris, IL 60450.

We will be partnering again with EPaints as they will be recycling the paint into useable paint.

Paint must be in its original container with its original label and be non-leaking and covered with a lid. No aerosol cans will be accepted.

All paint accepted will be charged the following by EPaint personnel:

Latex Paint:                                         Oil Based Paints/Stains
Quart – $1.00                                       Quart – $4.00
Gallon – $5.00                                     Gallon – $8.00
5 Gallon – $10.00                                5 Gallon – $20.00

EPaint does the following with the paint that they receive:

  • EPaint has processed over one million cans and recycled thousands of gallons of paint.
  • Paints are mixed with similar types of paints to produce a paint product that is tinted for use. This paint has good coverage and cost half as much as traditional paints.
  • Paint is currently being sold at Habitat for Humanity Restore locations and other hardware retailers.
  • EPaint is able to recycle 98% of the paint collected and also ensures that the cans are recycled.
  • First recycler in the country to be able to recycle oil based paints.

Please feel free to direct all questions to Heidi Miller at (815) 941-3229 (

We thank you residents of Grundy County for caring about your Earth and recycling your paint!

Document Shredding Event Scheduled for Thursday September 26th, 2019 10:00 AM to Noon

For Immediate Release

Grundy County Document Shredding Event
Thursday September 26th, 2019 10:00 AM to Noon
1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450
Front Parking Lot

The Land Use Department’s will be hosting a shredding event for residents on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to noon. The event will take place in the front parking lot of the Grundy County Administration Building located at 1320 Union Street in Morris.

Please limit your shredding materials to two standard paper ream boxes in order for more people to be able to participate.

As this event will save you the time of shredding sensitive documents, the cost of a shredder, and recycle the most recoverable material, it is a complete win for you and environment.

The process that takes place at our Shredding Event the day of the event is the following:

  1. Paper is dumped into a shredding device that is part of a box truck
  2. Documents are shredded on site
  3. Shredded paper is weighed and then recycled
  4. Grundy County residents give back to the Earth resources

We appreciate your efforts in recycling and look forward to seeing you at this event.

If you should have any questions please feel free to contact our office at (815) 941-3228.

Thank you Grundy County residents!

Upcoming Events
Click Here for the full list of 2019 events.
Current Event:

Family Fest 2019

Book Drive:

June 20th - July 26, 2019


Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 8:00 AM to Noon
Grundy County Animal Control Facility - Back parking lot off of Lynn Road.
310 East DuPont Road, Morris, IL 60450

Paint Collection:

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM to Noon
Grundy County Animal Control Facility - Back parking lot off of Lynn Road.
310 East DuPont Road

Shred Event:

Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to Noon
Grundy County Administration Building - Parking Lot
Administration Building, 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450

Tire Recycling Event

The next tire recycling event is scheduled for July 18-20th.  This will be happening at the Olson Recycling Center in Seneca.

Toy Event:

November 8th through December 13th, 2019

Used Oil:

Currently there are no used oil events scheduled.

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