Sustainability

The Village of Libertyville is committed to environmental sustainability as a means of providing a high quality of life for its residents present and future. To further reiterate that commitment, the Sustain Libertyville Commission was established via ordinance. In 2015, the Village Board of Trustees approved the adoption of a Libertyville Sustainability Plan as recommended by the Sustain Libertyville Commission. The Sustainability Plan was updated in 2018 and is undergoing revisions for 2022.

Recycling in the Village

The Village has partnered with SWALCO to provide a new clothing and textile recycling bin at Riverside Park. Clothing and textiles are recycled and repurposed to keep them out of landfills and turn them into usable new products. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable items, click here. (Note: Shoes are not collected in the Clothing and Textile Collection bin program.)

Resources

The Sustain Libertyville Commission is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for residents and visitors interested in green living.

Eco-Friendly Tips for a More Sustainable Summer - Village Views, Summer 2022

Bird Strike Prevention - Village Views, Spring 2022

Sustainable Global Cities - Village Views, Summer 2021

Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Guidelines - Village Views, Spring 2021

Buckthorn - Eradication Initiative - Village Views, Winter 2020

Green Electric Aggregation Program - Village Views, Summer 2020

Partner Organizations

The Village of Libertyville encourages residents to participate in events hosted by community partners in sustainability.

SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, IL) - SWALCO provides special recycling and disposal services for Lake County, including for electronics, household chemical waste, textiles and clothing, and pharmaceuticals. SWALCO also partners with Libertyville and other municipalities to host pop-up events and sustainability programming.

University of Illinois Extension - Lake County Master Gardeners - Hosted at the College of Lake County and the University of Illinois Extension, the Lake County Master Gardeners provide horticultural guidance to Lake County residents. The Master Gardeners offer free educational events, gardening supply sales, and clean-up socials, including a free Master Gardener Help Line.

Community Partners for Sustainability - Coordinated by the College of Lake County Sustainability Center, the Community Partners for Sustainability connects Lake County residents to events and organizations that encourage sustainable living. To have your name added to their email list, David Husemoller, CLC Sustainability Manager, at DHusemoller@clcillinois.edu.