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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Waste, Recycling and Green Initiatives



DuPage County has been delegated enforcement authority to inspect, investigate and enforce non-hazardous waste regulations for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  County inspectors review municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, construction & demolition debris recycling facilities and respond to citizen pollution complaints.  The authority to conducts these inspections as well as the applicable rules and regulations are listed in Illinois' Environmental Protection Act (415 ILCS 5/).  

File a Citizen Pollution Complaint

Complaints can be filed by calling (630) 407-6700 or by completing the online complaint form

Open Burning

The County Code restricts the open burning of landscape waste in unincorporated areas of the County.  Visit this page for more information on open burning in unincorporated DuPage County.  

For immediate threats to the environment, reports should be made to the Illinois EPA's Emergency Response section.  See the attached for information on mandatory reporting of certain spills & releases. Residents can also report an immediate threat by calling (217) 782-7860 or (800) 782-7860.