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Solid Waste and Recycling

The program protects the environment and conserves our resources by encouraging recycling and reducing improper disposal of hazardous waste, and enforces applicable local and state laws pertaining to solid waste.

The program encourages recycling in DeKalb County by providing information and consultation to individuals, businesses, municipalities, schools, and media regarding recycling and waste reduction.

The program sponsors collection events for difficult-to-dispose of wastes such as electronics, household batteries, compact fluorescent lamps and used motor oil.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency- Find a Collection Location & Curbside Recycling Guide 

Solid Waste Annual Reports

Solid Waste Program Annual Report 2021

Solid Waste Program Annual Report 2020

Solid Waste Program Annual Report 2019

Solid Waste Plans

Landfill Gas Development Overview

2020 Twenty Five Year Update

2017 Amendment to 2015 Plan Update (Table 14)
2015 Twenty Year Update
2010 Update only
2005 Update only
2000 Update only
1995 vol 2 Solid Waste Plan
1995 vol 2 Solid Waste Plan
1994 Solid Waste Needs Assessment


Zero Waste Task Force Reports 

Zero Waste Task Force County Board Resolution
Zero Waste Resolution
Zero Waste Task Force Report

Laws and Regulations

DeKalb County Code – Chapter 41- Solid Waste