Green Steps Commission

The Oak Forest Green Steps Commission encourages residents, schools, government bodies, and businesses to be more eco-concious. The commission meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Get more information about the Green Steps Commission, including agendas and minutes.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering your time to make Oak Forest a more green community, please complete the volunteer application form and return it to Commission Chair Don Kronenberg. You must be available to meet on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Energy-Efficiency Rebates

If you want to lower your utility bills and have a more comfortable home, but can't afford the upfront cost, Energy Impact Illinois can help.  Energy Impact Illinois also provides a comprehensive list of all possible rebates and incentives for energy efficiency improvements, including rebates from all northern Illinois utilities, tax incentives, and promotional offers. Visit the Energy Impact Illinois website or call 855-9-IMPACT for more information. Download the Energy Impact Illinois brochure for more details.

E-Waste Facilities

The Bremen Township facility is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Please note that the facility DOES NOT ACCEPT TELEVISIONS.  Please note Homewood Disposal will pickup electronics for a fee. 
  • Bremen Township (senior building in the front)
    15350 Oak Park Avenue
    Oak Forest, IL 60452

Energy Conservation & Construction Projects

 Selman and Associates is an engineering consulting corporation offering dedicated, personal, one-on-one service for your energy conservation and construction projects. Let an Oak Forest-based, veteran-owned, small business help you promote the conservation of natural resources and protect the environment.

Homewood Disposal

Oak Forest contracts waste and recycling pickup to Homewood Disposal. Please visit Oak Forest's page on Homewood Disposal's website for more details about the waste management program and recycling efforts.  Please note Homewood Disposal will pickup electronics for a fee. 


Earth911 is an environmental services company that addresses solutions for products' end-of-life for both businesses and consumers. Find local places to bring common and uncommon materials for disposal or recycling.


Teach your children how to be more eco-friendly by playing the Environmental Protection Agency's Dumptown game. This game requires the Shockwave plug-in (version 6.01 or later) to operate. An icon will appear below if you already have Shockwave loaded. View the Recycle City website to learn more.

Additional Information

Let us know what you think! Submit your eco-friendly suggestions by sending an email to the Green Steps Commission.