1. 60% Recycling Taskforce

    The 2009 Solid Waste Management Plan Update, approved by the Lake County Board on April 13, 2010, contains a recommendation that requires both Lake County and SWALCO to convene a task force and appoint members to address the goal of increasing recycling in Lake County.

  2. Clothing & Textiles

    It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. today. The EPA estimates that the average person throws away 70 pounds of clothing each year.

  3. Commercial Hauling Ordinance

    In 2014 State legislation (Public Act 98-1079) was enacted that amended the authority of municipalities to enter into exclusive franchise contracts for waste and recycling services for local businesses and institutions.

  4. Electronics Recycling

    Beginning January 1, 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act landfill ban for certain electronic devices became effective.

  5. Household Chemical Waste (HCW)

    Household Chemical Waste (HCW) is a term used to describe a variety of chemical products found in a household that have toxic or hazardous characteristics.

  6. Pharmaceutical Disposal Options

    Learn how and where you can dispose of medications within Lake County.

  7. Recycling Guidelines

    Please take the time to learn how to recycle specific items within Lake County.

  8. Reuse-A-Shoe Program

    Every year, across the globe, millions of pairs of shoes end up in landfills or disposed of in some way, creating a lot of waste. It is estimated that 85% or more of these unwanted items end up in our landfills, which here in the U.S. and around the world, are filling up fast.

  9. Holiday Lights Recycling

    Holiday Lights Recycling