Environment & Natural Resources

The Environment and Natural Resources Commission replaces the former Board of Environment Health and Natural Resources Commission and will assist the Village Board’s efforts to promote the conservation preservation improvement, and protection of the environment and natural resources of the Village. The Commission meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Village Hall.

The Morton Grove Environment and Natural Resource Commission invites you to the first annual Morton Grove Pumpkin Smash. Join us on Saturday, November 6 at the North end of Harrer Park from 10 am to 12 pm for family fun with refreshments provided.

What is a Pumpkin Smash?
A pumpkin smash is a way to keep pumpkins out of the landfill and a great way to have a smashing good time with your neighbors and community. Bring the kids, and watch public works raise our pumpkins up high in their giant dump truck, before watching the pumpkins fall, smashing and crashing into the composting bin below.



Thank you to all the vendors, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees that came out and made our first Sustainability Expo successful! You can watch our vendor recap video here!



Daily, SWANCC staff receives inquiries from residents asking how to manage items that have reusability, recyclability, or the need for proper disposal. "Recycling Right Matters" is a 10-minute informational video that pertains to residential curbside recycling and highlights the following information.

  • Acceptable materials
  • How to prepare materials
  • Technology that sorts materials
  • Products that are made from recycled materials
  • What NOT to put in your curbside recycling cart
  • Where to take items for donation, disposal or that have a special collection program

If you would like more information about recycling, see the Agency's FAQs.

Morton Grove
Sustainability Plan
Adopted January 25, 2021
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