All reports, permits, and applicable fees for solid waste and recycling will be submitted through the new electronic permit processing portal. Physical checks will no longer be accepted by the department; if checks are mailed to the department they will be returned to sender. Accepted payment options are credit card or electronic check. Additionally, all reporting will be submitted through the portal as well. You may find the Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance here.
As of December 1, 2017, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is now the Department of Environment and Sustainability.