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McHenry County Department of Health accepting nominations for Green Awards

Former Lakewood Trustee Ken Santowski discusses concerns regarding the closing of certain McHenry County recycling centers Oct. 21, 2015, at Chicago Logistic Service in Elgin.
Former Lakewood Trustee Ken Santowski discusses concerns regarding the closing of certain McHenry County recycling centers Oct. 21, 2015, at Chicago Logistic Service in Elgin.

The McHenry County Department of Health and the McHenry County Solid Waste Advisory Committee are accepting nominations for the McHenry County Green Awards.

The awards recognize waste reduction, recycling and conservation efforts throughout the county. Entries will be considered based on their environmentally sound waste reduction or recycling efforts; innovation; and education or encouragement of participation, according to a news release.

Winners will be selected by the committee and recognized throughout the year.

Awards will be given in four categories – business; institution, such as a school, hospital or government; organization, such as a club or volunteer group; and individual.

Nomination forms are available at www.mcdh.info.

Submit nominations to the department’s solid waste manager, Kelli Boeckmann, by March 29 by emailing them to KMBoeckmann@mchenrycountyil.gov or faxing them at 815-334-4637. For information, call 815-334-4585.

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