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Sustainability in Joliet

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Sustainability exemplifies a community's ability to address environmental, economic, and social issues of today while enabling the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  The Triad of Sustainability addresses:

  • Environmental and Ecological Integrity
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Social and Cultural Equity

The City of Joliet promotes various sustainability projects throughout its various departments, and maintains partnerships with other local governments and conservation agencies.

Joliet is proud to have been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award.

Public Works

The Public Works Department has implemented various Public Works projects with a focus on the environment.

LED Traffic signals 

Salt Reduction 

 Street Sweeping

 Rain Garden project

 Rain Barrel project

 Catch Basin Stenciling


The City of Joliet promotes sustainability in various Planning projects recognizing the importance in the protection of the environment and improving the economy while helping to sustain for the future.


Joliet is considered a major transportation hub on the crossroads of mid-America, and sustaining a good future and protecting the environment is one of the key destinations. (Come back for future updates on the Joliet Transportation Center)

Partnerships - The City of Joliet is proud to have partnership relations with the following:

Feel free to visit the following Recycling links: