Environmental & Resource Conservation Office (ERCO)



Grundy County Administration Building
1320 Union Street
Morris, IL 60450

Upcoming Events
Click Here for the full list of 2021 events.
Book Drive:

Not at this time.

Paint Collection:

Not at this time

Shred Event:
Tire Recycling Event
  • Not at this time
Toy Event:
  •  November 19 through December 10, 2021
Trashformation Event:

Not at this time

2021 Land Use Department Environmental Events


ERCO is a County Office which is funded by the Clean Energy Fund of the Top Crop Wind Farm.

ERCO is the lead agency in the implementation of the County Solid Waste Management Plan, and has the following goals.

  • To decrease waste generation
  • Recycle, reuse, reduce, and respect the Earth
  • Insure the timely development of needed facilities and programs
  • Protect Environmental Resources


The goals of this office are implemented through the twenty year Solid Waste Update Plan that is updated every 5 years.

As part of implementing the Solid Waste Management Plan other activities that the office is involved with include:

  • Monitoring of the closed landfill by reviewing inspection reports.
  • Conduct educational and promotional activities, special recycling events etc.
  • Administer/monitor hauler licensing program.
  • Maintain and develop up-to-date information and provide educational materials on recycling, source reduction to individuals, officials, groups, commercial businesses and governmental agencies.
  • Coordinate with state and County agencies with regards to recycling/source reduction events.
  • Provide grant opportunities to schools on how to recycle, reuse, reduce, and respect the Earth.
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