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Tri-County Resource & Waste Management Council - Bringing Solid Waste Management and Education to Rural Communities

Educational Resources

Resource and Waste Management Council's Solid Waste Educators can present classroom solid waste programs that fulfill state requirements. Each presentation is specifically designed to provide subject matter, which falls under the guidelines requested by the Illinois Learning Standard Goals. These programs are a free service for schools, clubs and organizations in the tri-county area. Each program is a linked to the Lending Library for that topic, materials are available for checking out. If you are interested in having a Solid Waste Educator present to your class or organization please call (309) 837-3941 or e-mail

Resource Topics

1. Recycling: Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why
Meets goals 12E, 13B

2. Story Time: Stories and Talks with the 3Rs Theme
Meets goals 1B, 3C, 4A, 12E, 13B

3. Shopping: The Choices We Make
Meets goals 12E, 13B, 15B

4. Aluminum Recycling: Resource and Energy Savings
Meets goals 6B, 12E, 13B - Power Point

5. Mini Materials Recovery Facility (MRF): How Recycling Works
Meets goals 4A, 4B, 6B, 12E, 13B, 21A

6. Garbage and Health: Household Hazardous Waste
Meets goals 22B, 22C - Power Point

7. Closing the Loop: Buy Recycled
Meets goals 4A, 4B, 12E, 13B

8. Landfills: Design and Purpose
Meets goals 4A, 4B, 22B, 22C - Power Point

9. Environmental and Solid Waste Legislation
Meets goals 13B

10. How Things Recycle: Composting and Vermi-Composting
Meets goals 12B, 12E, 13B

11. Paper Recycling
Meets goals 12E, 13B, 15B, 22C - Power Point

12. My Environment - for Pre-K to Grade 1
Meets goals 17C, 22C, 4A, 13B - Power Point

13. A Short History of Trash
Meets goals 13B, 16A, 22C - Power Point

14. Glass Recycling
Meets golas 13B, 15B, 15C, and 17C

15.Art and Activity Books

Educational Links
Tri-County Regional
Collection Facility
510 North Pearl St.
Macomb, Illinois
Phone: 309-331-4782 or 309-836-5926