Growing to Greenness


Welcome to our Sustainability Pages!

Growing to Greenness


Welcome to our Sustainability Pages!

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Welcome to our updated green and sustainability webpages!

The purpose of the Village's "growing to greenness" web presence is to serve as an information hub for residents, businesses and visitors.

If you have additional questions about green programs in Hoffman Estates, please feel free to email:, or call 847-781-2609.

The Latest News: Featured events, activities, and programs for residents, students, and businesses.

   Composting Information        Air Quality Index     

Large household electronics recycling drop off has ended for the winter. Alternative locations are available. Please visit SWANCC's Electronics Recycling page to find a list of currently accepted items and additional electronics recycling drop-off locations. If you have a question about an item you are not certain of how to dispose of, please email

Each of the pages on the left share current sustainability programs and activities and link to a second webpage that includes action steps found in the Village's Sustainability Plan. For more information about the Sustainability Plan, check out our Latest News page!   


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


Hoffman Estates Sustainability Commission at Work

As a part of the Village's "Growing to Greenness" strategy, the Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees have appointed resident volunteers to the Sustainability Commission. This Commission is directly involved in making the Village an environmentally sound and sustainable place to live.

The Village's fifteen volunteer Commission members are leaders in Hoffman Estates' mission to become a "green" community, and they suggest programs, services and activities that Village residents, businesses and the municipality can participate in all year round. The Sustainability Commission helps raise awareness for programs serving community residents and businesses aspiring to "greenness" and make recommendations regarding these issues to the Village Board of Trustees. The Commission concentrates on improving the environmental quality of the Village by encouraging control and prevention of various environmental pollutions. The Commission regularly provides support for and sponsors Village Improvement Day, recycling events, and other Village activities such as the Environmental Fair. The Commission also manages the Green Business Recognition Program.  

If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering on the Sustainability Commission, please contact our Boards and Commission representative at 847-781-2606. Click here for a PDF application to serve as a volunteer Commission member.

Active Participation in Local Organizations

Hoffman Estates participates in sustainable programs with the following organizations: