In September of 2022, the Sustainability Task Force conducted a pilot recycling cart tagging program to learn about Glencoe Residents' recycling practices and educate them on how to recycle more effectively. The results helped the STF understand which areas need improvement. To read the full report, please follow this link.
The biggest findings we hope residents will take away from this pilot program are to:
* Leave it loose; don’t put bagged recyclable materials in the cart
* Plastic bags & film can’t be recycled using the curbside program
* Not everything with a recycling symbol can be put in the curbside cart
* Not all paper products such as napkins and paper towels are recyclable
* Don’t forget to breakdown your boxes
We Need Your Bread Tags! School District 35 has partnered with the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force to collect bread tags for Danielle Cares for Chairs. This charity takes bread tags and recycles them, then takes the proceeds to buy wheelchairs for needy kids. You can participate by saving your bread tags and bringing them to the Public Works Vestibule. The School District will be collecting them through Earth Week in April 2023. Please only hard plastic bread tags, not twist ties. You can also drop them off at the following locations: Glencoe Public Library, Valor Glencoe, the Takiff Center, The Sweet Buddha, Grand Food Center, Glencoe Train Station, and North Shore Community Bank.