Over 700,000 people call in Lake County, Illinois home. The 2010 Census states there are over 240,000 households in the county and we estimate that nearly every household has a collection of 2-3 pounds of forgotten/unused household chemicals resting under the sinks, in the garage, basement or the infamous shed. (…on the lighter side of the scale, we talking about 480,000 lbs. of HCW). While this program is open to the entire State of Illinois, our facility is situated right here. We are the only FREE Residential Household Chemical Waste collection site in the county.