Educational Resources

Sustainability Sunday

Make sure to follow Peoria County on Facebook for not only general County news, but also tips and upcoming events from our department. Each Sunday - dubbed Sustainability Sunday - we post helpful tips on recycling, composting, or upcoming events. We've also put together a short video highlighting Peoria County's Sustainability Plan.


Community Programs

The Sustainability and Resource Conservation Department supports recycling in our community and offers free presentations to schools, civic groups, and businesses to promote the 5 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, and Rebuy). The length of programs is flexible to meet your time needs. Call Rebecca Cottrell at 309-679-6131 to set up a presentation.

Program Topics

School Recycling & Waste Reduction Grants Available

Peoria County's Office of Sustainability and Resource Conservation Department is offering School Recycling/Waste Reduction grants. Schools within Peoria County may apply to receive up to $300 in waste reduction materials, or $600 if a school representative attends a waste reduction workshop presented by Peoria County's recycling educator.

Waste reduction materials and resources will help schools become more active participants in our community's waste reduction efforts. Grant items include lapboards, worksheet covers, various recycling and compost bins, and field trip funds. For more information call 309-679-6131.


Additional Resources

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Students and teachers can get homework resources, classroom project ideas, and more from the EPA website.

Americans want to help protect and improve the nation's land, water, and air. "GoGreen" is a monthly newsletter from the U.S. EPA summarizing recent news and info you can use to make a difference in your home, community, or workplace.