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posted: 10/31/2012 12:06 PM

Mundelein helping residents, businesses go green

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Mundelein has launched a Green Practices webpage as an instructional guide for its residents and businesses.

Mundelein's partnership with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County provides residents extensive opportunities to recycle, reuse, and incorporate behaviors beneficial to the environment and themselves.

This new Green Practices webpage is a presentation of what SWALCO has to offer, and also specific services provided by the village of Mundelein.

Having a webpage of this sort is important in Mundelein's and SWALCO's goal of achieving a 60-percent recycling rate by 2020.

This is a tool that can be used by anyone for guidance on residential and commercial recycling, household chemical waste, scrap and recycling facilities, composting, rain barrels, rain gardens, green cleaning and public transportation.

Through the Green Practices page, residents receive up-to-date announcements such as GreenTown workshops, household chemical waste collections and drop-offs, a shoe recycling and reuse program, and seasonal programs.

Links are provided throughout the page to SWALCO's new campaign and website.

The page is designed to incorporate information provided by SWALCO and other features that are Mundelein specific. Mundelein's solid waste program and Groot's entire Mundelein service is provided under the residential recycling guidelines.

Another feature is the direct map linkage of businesses in Mundelein that recycle plastic shopping bags. Likewise, Pace Bus information and a direct link to Mundelein's bus route are provided along with Metra's line map, timetable, and fare table for the Village.

Information on what the village has been doing in an effort to "go green" is provided in detail, too.

Visit and click on the Green Practices button to view the new page.

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