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Tri County Green Heroes

Tri County Green Heros are the people, neighborhoods, businesses, schools, churches and organizations making a difference in Woodford, Tazewell and Peoria Counties in “Greening our Communities”.

Join the Tri County Green Heroes

Does your organization work to:

  • Increase recycling efforts?
  • Compost food scraps and other materials?
  • Start a Food Recovery Project by donating healthy foods to local food pantries and soup kitchens?
  • Operate “share tables” at your school or business (approved foods/beverages returned and redistributed)?
  • Conduct litter pick up drives in your neighborhood, parks, river, etc.?
  • Piloting water and energy saving initiatives?
  • Create a Wellness Policy for dedicated improvements to health for employees and community you serve?
  • Provide a tobacco free environment for customers and residents?

Tell us about your efforts and be recognized as a Tri County Green Hero!

Recycling Centers

Tazewell County

Peoria County

Woodford County

Become a Tri County Green Hero

Download a Nomination Form

Have questions? 

Contact Shanita Wallace, Tazewell County Health Dept, swallace@tchd.net

Hero of the Month

          Kyle Wurmnest

March 2020  Winner

Eureka Recycling Program

Dedicated to environmental stewardship through his advocacy and dedicated work in petitioning for the continued success of the Eureka Recycling Program


    Previous Winners

    October 2019 Winner

    Sous Chef of Peoria

    Recycling, composting and promoting 
    the purchase of local products

    November 2019 Winner

    Pekin Insurance

    Recycling, composting, and replacing plastic and Styrofoam in the employee cafeteria with compostable products

    December 2019 Winner 





    Better Earth Logistics 

    Environmental Stewardship, promoting commercial and residential composting program 



          February 2020 Winner 


         Spring Lake School #606 

    Troy Galvin, district's building supervisor and chief gardener, works with students and staff to bring healthy foods from their orchard and garden into their cafeteria

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