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March 5: USEPA webinar on demolition debris diversion ordinance


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On March 5 at 1:00 pm CST, the USEPA Region V is hosting a webinar on Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance, which has resulted in very high levels of recycling and reuse of building materials.    Information on the webinar is below from Susan Vescovi at USEPA.

If you think your staff or members would be interested, please feel free to pass this information along.   And don’t hesitate to contact Bryant Williams (see contact information below) if you have any questions.

Please register for Development and Implementation of Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance on Mar 5, 2015 12:45 PM CST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4558174251192515841

Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance has allowed the County to recycle or reuse 90% of building materials from demolitions and renovations, keeping them out of landfills, reclaiming valuable materials, avoiding Greenhouse Gas emissions and creating jobs. Enacted in 2012, the Ordinance sets standards and requirements for building material reuse in suburban Cook County. Please join them on March 5th, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm CST, to learn about the development and implementation of the ordinance and how its principles could be beneficial to your community.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information, contact: Bryant Williams Manager, Engineering Services Cook County Department of Environmental Control 69 West Washington, Suite 1900 Chicago, Illinois 60602 312-603-8215 (direct) bryant.williams@cookcountyil.gov

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