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2017 Illinois Recycling Association Board

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Plastics Symposium Thank You

Thank you to all who attended the Plastics Symposium at the I-Hotel in Champaign on Tuesday 9/12/2017. Enjoy these pictures. It was a very successful event. Speakers covered topics from a Recycling Research Study to Recovering Expanded Polystyrene to Ag Plastics Recycling to MRFs of the Future to Fuels from Waste through Thermochemical Conversions and Pyrolysis (plastics to oil). Most attendees took advantage of Dart Container’s offer to tour their Solo Cup plant in Urbana to see how they are taking expanded polystyrene and densifying it to a manageable size to distribute to end markets.

For those who could not attend, we hope these pictures inspire you to attend the next Illinois Recycling Association event. This Plastics Symposium offered people involved in the recycling industry to connect, re-connect, learn and develop new synergies in an effort to divert polys from landfills.

The Annual Meeting of the Illinois Recycling Association was held during the Symposium. Names of new Board Members were announced and a business meeting was conducted. Kris Kaar, President of the IRA, was very pleased to present the Steve Apotheker award for Illinois Recycler of the Year to Karen Rozmus, formerly the Village of Oak Park’s Recycling Coordinator, for her many years of public service, innovative programs and contributions to the industry.

The Illinois Recycling Association Board Members for the upcoming year are: Susan Barton, Mary Margaret Cowhey, Paula Cross, William Curtin, Rasham Grewal, Kristy Hecke, Kristina Kaar, Dave Keeling, Jenny Kinter, Lisa Kneller, Shantanu Pai, Ron Tazelaar.

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Residential Electronic Collection Sites

Electronic items such as computers, monitors, printers and televisions may be recycled at the following locations, to locate a collection site near you click here.

Summary of Illinois’ Solid Waste Legislation

Illinois does not have an omnibus law that deals with solid waste management issues.  The three major laws that impact and guide the programs are summarized on our resources page.

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