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

Grundy County E-Waste Event - Scheduled for September 30, 2017

Ewaste Event Scheduled for September 30, 2017 2016 8:00 AM until Noon
Grundy County Animal Control Facility
310 DuPont Road Morris, IL Grundy County Animal Control Building
Lynn Road Entrance

Grundy County Land Use Department will be hosting an electronic ewaste event on Saturday September 30, 2017 at the Animal Control Facility from 8:00 AM to Noon. The Animal Control Facility is located at 310 DuPont Road in Morris, IL 60450.

Fees will be applied for all TVs and CRT Monitors:

$20.00/TV and $10.00/CRT monitor; CASH ONLY 

Limit 2 TVs or CRT Monitors per vehicle to allow for as many residents as possible to benefit from this event.

Other electronics will be accepted for free at the event. General electronics such as laptops, printers, fax machines, scanners, phones, pda, mp3, DVD players, stereo equipment, and all general household electronics.

White goods will not be accepted.

Please feel free to call our office if you should have any questions for us at (815) 941-3229.

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Heidi H. Miller, Land Use Director

2017 Gently Used Toy Drive November 17 Through December 15

The Grundy County Land Use Department is hosting the annual Gently Used Toys, Books, Games and DVD video collection event beginning on November 17 until December 15.

People may donate these items at the following locations:


Grundy County Administration Building – 1320 Union, Morris

Coal City Public Library – 85 N. Garfield, Coal City

Morris Public Library – 604 Liberty, Morris

Minooka Three Rivers Library – 109 N. Wabena, Minooka

Channahon Three Rivers Library – 25207 W. Channahon Drive, Channahon

Fossil Ridge Library – 386 W. Kennedy Road, Braidwood


Donations will be distributed by the Rotary International and local charitable organizations to needy children in time for Christmas. We ask that people refrain from donating recalled toys of badly damaged toys.

Plush toys will be accepted as they are all sanitized by the Park Pointe Healthcare center in Morris.

We thank Grundy County residents in advance for their generosity. We have always collected over 100 boxes of toys and the children are most appreciative of them.

If you should have any questions please feel free to contact Heidi Miller at (815) 941-3229 (

Reuse and give the gift of fun to a child this season! Thank you Grundy County residents!

Land Use Appreciates Toy Drive Donations - January 29, 2018

Each year the Land Use Department holds a gently used toy drive for children. The donations of games, baby toys, and girl and boy toys was overwhelming this year and we appreciate all of the residents who made this drive a great success. The South Wilmington Grade School through Ms. Cindy Christiansen and all of the residents who were so generous make this giving a very special event.

This year we received a lot of new toys along with the gently used and they were distributed to the Mazon Toys for Joy program through the Mazon Methodist Church, the Chicago Rotary, Coal City new gift collection, and some to families in need in Grundy County.

We thank the Morris Library, Fossil Ridge Library, Three Rivers Library in Minooka and Channahon, and the Coal City Library for generously giving space within their libraries as drop off locations for toys. We were also very fortunate to have Park Pointe nursing home as a partner in sanitizing and washing all of the stuffed animals that we received.

My special thanks to both Bob ‘Santa’ Pazely for picking up toys multiple times in the last month from local libraries and to Cheryl Wardell for her help in the sorting and boxing of the toys.

All of these toys are now in the hands of children who would have not received many, if any presents. These toys are given another opportunity to be played with, and that certainly shows reuse of our precious resources.

Grundy County you are so generous and I thank you!

Upcoming Events
Book Drive:

Currently there are no book drive events scheduled.


Click here for September 2017 E-Waste Event

Paint Collection:

Currently there are no paint collection events scheduled.

Shred Event:

Click here for August 2017 Shredding Event

Tire Recycling Event

Currently there are no tire recycling events scheduled.

Toy Event:

Click here for November 17th through December 15th Toy Event

Used Oil:

Currently there are no Used Oil events scheduled.

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