Growing to Greenness


Welcome to our Sustainability Pages!

Growing to Greenness Banner 1 

The latest news (Recycling, events, programs)

Sustainability Planning (Programs and projects) 

Green Business Recognition Program

Sustainability Commission (Activities)

Recycling and Document Destruction One-Day Event - August 13, 2016

On Saturday, August 13, the Village, in partnership with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), a single day drop-off for large electronics will take place at the Hoffman Estates Public Works Center, 2305 Pembroke Avenue. This free drop-off service will be available to residents of SWANCC communities (proof of residency required) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to electronics, materials such as CFL light bulbs, expired medicines, and latex paint will be collected. Onsite paper shredding will also be offered.

See all details

Active Participation in Local Organizations

Hoffman Estates participates in sustainable programs with the following organizations:


Village Environmental Awards

  • Gold Level Community Status, Clean Air Counts - 2010
  • Irwin A. Bock Award for Excellence in Public Administration - Environmental Stewardship, North West Municipal Conference - 2010
  • Platinum Level Community Status, Clean Air Counts - 2011
  • Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ILSTC)- 2011
  • Illinois Sierra Club's Cool Cities Achievements Award - 2012
  • Excellence in Energy Code Compliance Award, International Code Council - 2012
  • Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Honorable Mention, ILSTC- 2014