Resource Recovery Program
Resource Recovery

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) continues its legacy of innovation and ingenuity with its Resource Recovery Program. By reclaiming, processing, and reusing solids, stormwater, and discarded materials like yard and food waste, the MWRD is transforming these materials into environmentally friendly products like our biosolids compost and renewable energy for everyday use. We offer a green alternative to disposal of these materials.

Our program includes:

Our Resource Recovery Program accepts certain deliveries of recovered resources in order to maximize the beneficial reuse of those resources. Our efforts help to reduce greenhouse gases and promote a more sustainable society.