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Deborah Stone, Director and Chief Sustainability Officer
Air Monitoring Laboratory
1500 Maybrook Drive
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability works to improve the quality of the environment for all residents of Cook County.
Mandates and Key Activities
Enforce Cook County Environmental Control Ordinance
Implement Illinois EPA cooperative agreements on pollution control, inspection
Administer U.S. EPA, DOE and other grant agreements
Permit and inspect industrial and commercial fuel-burning equipment, asbestos abatement, demolition, solid waste facilities, open burning and facilities that store hazardous chemicals for environmental compliance
Investigate citizen complaints and ordinance violations
Reduce waste in energy, materials and water
Prepare solid waste plan for suburban Cook County
Monitor air quality for the U.S. EPA
As of December 1, 2017, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is now the Department of Environment and Sustainability
Sustainability in Cook County
Have you seen Cook County’s sustainability website? At Cook County we want to lead by example. At the site you’ll find information about County projects to lower our environmental footprint and our costs.