February 1, 2015

New Lenox family named winner of 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest

JOLIET – The Viebach family of New Lenox. John and Jamie Viebach, along with their son, Liam, were chosen as the winners of the 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department.

The family, avid gardeners, was awarded a recycled iPad provided by Vintage Tech Recyclers.

The Viebachs also have an active compost bin and use the contents as fertilizer for their garden. The family deposits coffee grounds, tea leaves, fruit and veggie scraps, eggshells, and a few paper products.

The Will County Land Use Department began this contest in 2012 to encourage recycling habits for county residents. The department also set up a website: www.willcountygreen.comto offer residents important information about recycling options.

Published: Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 5:30 a.m. CST