March 17, 2020
The Macon County Environmental Management Department has been closely monitoring the evolving situation around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday (3/15/2020) the recommendation that event organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Following this guidance, and with concern for the health of the residents of Macon County, the Macon County Environmental Management Department has made the decision to cancel the April 4th electronics collection and the April 18th paint collection events and will not be scheduling any other collection events until further notice. Macon County Environmental Management understands that this is an inconvenience. This was not an easy decision but it was made in an effort to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of Macon County residents.
Also, Macon County Chairman Greenfield requests that residents do not come to the Macon County Building or Macon County Courthouse to conduct business unless it is completely necessary to do so. The Macon County Environmental Management Department respectfully asks that all residents comply with this request. Macon County Environmental Management encourages residents to utilize its website, www.MaconGreen.com to answer any questions in relation to recycling, proper disposal, and environmental concerns. Residents can also sign up for email notifications at that website to receive updates as to when events will be available. Residents can also email questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Department at 217-425-4505.
The Macon County Environmental Management Department thanks the residents of Macon County for their patience, understanding, and compliance with this request.