The hardest part of Going Green is knowing who can help. Go Green La Grange! maintains a written guide to Waste Reduction Resource Guide to help you find local people and businesses who have made a commitment to helping people live sustainably. If you’re wondering how to recycle or dispose of something responsibly, here’s what you need.
Download Waste Reduction Guide here
Note: the Guide is a downloadable pdf file you can view or print. And remember to print TWO-SIDED, OK?!
And just remember the 3 R’s:
- Reduce: Reduce means to consume less. Out of the 3 R’s, reducing consumption is the most effective way to reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and protect the environment.
- Reuse: Using items many times, including food storage containers, cloth napkins, shopping/produce bags, coffee mugs, personal water bottles, cloth diapers, shoes, and clothing, also reduces waste. Reusing is better than recycling because items don’t require reprocessing before being used again.
- Recycle: Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste, such as paper, aluminum cans, plastics, and glass bottles, into valuable resources. Recycling saves natural resources and reduces the need for landfills.
Are we missing a resource? Please email us and let us know of any other Green resources.
Would you like to be listed? We will be updating the Guide periodically. Please email us and so we can contact you.
Looking for the Recycling Plan and Instructions for the Village of La Grange? They’re here.
The Village of Oak Park also has a great guide to recycling in the Oak Park area, available here.