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Zero Waste Resources

Midwest Sustainability Group is hard at work bringing people together to create a more sustainable planet.
So much to learn, so little time.

Whether the goal is Zero Waste, sustainable transportation, open spaces or clean air, we advocate for and empower communities to create a world that lives within its resource means and to reduce our climate emissions so the next generation inherits a world that is healthier and more sustainable.

Odor or Other Problems regarding Countryside Landfill 

What to do if you smell a landfill odor from Countryside Landfill:

It is very important to take action when you experience odor or litter issues from Countryside Landfill as it could indicate a possible permit violation or fixable problem. Help us help YOU but taking this brief action.  The numbers of complaints is input they consider to determine the severity of the issue.”

Zero Waste
Recycling – Food Waste/Composting – Reuse – Waste Reduction – Circular Economy – Incineration and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)


  • Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR):

Reuse Events/Organizations:

Zero Waste Information:



The Zero Waste Solution; Untrashing the Planet One Community At a Time  by Dr. Paul Connett:  

American Wasteland by Jonathan Bloom:

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson:

My Zero Waste Kitchen by Kate Turner:

Zero Waste Lifestyle: Live Well by Throwing Away Less by Amy Korst

Story of Stuff; How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities and Our Health-and a Vision for Change by Annie Leonard:

The Story of Stuff; The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities and Health and How We Can Make It Better by Annie Leonard:

Zero Waste plans (City, County and State):

Zero Waste Businesses:

Zero Waste Products:

Zero Waste Consultants for Communities and Businesses:

Films and Video:


8 apps for Tracking Food Waste from Waste 360:

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