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Solid Waste Department


 

214 W. Market St.
Taylorville, IL 62568

217-287-2334

Joe Stepping, Director

Debbie LeVault, Educator

Chrissy Wilbur, Secretary

 


History

The Christian County Board established the Environmental Committee in 1989.  They were motivated to do so by a desire to monitor the activities occurring at the local landfill and to address the problems of illegal dumping that often occur in rural counties.  Additionally, State mandated recycling rates weighed heavily in the creation of the Committee.  The Committee's response to these problems was the establishment of the Christian County Solid Waste Management Department.

Created in October of 1991, the Department originally consisted of an inspector working closely with the Assistant State's Attorney.  The following month a secretary was hired to assist in handling the large amount of paper work associated with the enforcement of environmental regulations.  A director was added in March of 1992 to address the State mandated recycling rates and assist in the formation of a twenty year Waste Management Plan.  An environmental educator joined the Department in April of 1997 to provide information about recycling and waste disposal.

Today the Environmental and Zoning Committee remains the guiding entity for the Department and also serves as the liaison to the full County Board.  Their creation of the Department provides a service to the citizens of the County that was previously unknown at the level of county government.



 

 

 

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