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Waste Reduction Resources

 

Elementary School Teacher’s Guide: Municipal Solid Waste and the 4Rs

​This manual has been designed for use at the elementary school level in classrooms where instruction dealing with municipal solid waste (MSW) and the 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle, and re-buy- is believed to be important.  Click here for a copy of this document. 

Middle School Teacher’s Guide: Municipal Solid Waste and the 4Rs

This manual has been designed for use at the middle school level in classrooms where instruction dealing with municipal solid waste (MSW) and the 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle, and re-buy- is believed to be important.  Click here for a copy of this document.
 

Workplace Waste Reduction Tools

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in partnership with the Illinois Recycling Association (IRA) have worked to develop a tool to help Illinois businesses and organizations reduce the amount of material they pay to have landfilled.  The “Recycling Works: A Toolkit for Reducing Waste in the Workplace” resource guide was developed by Shaw Environmental with the support of a DCEO grant to IRA.  Click here for a copy of this document.

Illinois Commodity/Waste Generation and Characterization Study

This study examines what types and volumes of waste materials are sent to landfills in Illinois from businesses and citizens.  Click here for a copy of this document.