Grayslake - Neighborhood Programs

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The Village of Grayslake is participating as a pilot community in the Lake County Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Grant, awarded to SWALCO by the USDA. For more information about this grant project visit the USDA Grant page.

  1. History

The Village of Grayslake has been on the Board of Directors of our Agency since 1991. The Village and its Staff has been an integral part of propelling our programs into households across Lake County and we thank them for their continuing efforts.

  1. Your Waste Hauler Is...

WM
(847) 223-8515
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Special Note: If a holiday falls on OR before your regularly scheduled pick-up day, services will be delayed one day for the remainder of the holiday week unless otherwise notified directly by your waste hauler.

This is the current holiday schedule:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Grayslake has a curbside composting program available aptly named Green Package Curbside Composting which provides another way to divert this type of solid waste from our landfills.

SWALCO hosts a variety of programs in your community

  1. Clothing & Textile Collection Program
Grayslake Recycling Center
585 Berry Avenue
Grayslake, IL. 60030
M-F 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to Noon

Closed on Holidays.

Click here for more information about this program.
  1. Shoe Reuse Program (Reuse-A-Shoe)
Grayslake: Multiple Locations

Recycling Center
585 Berry Avenue

Public Library
100 Library Lane

Click here for more information about this program.

  1. Residential Electronics Recycling
Grayslake Recycling Center
585 Berry Avenue
Grayslake, IL. 60030
M-F 8 am to 3 pm & Saturday 8 am to 12 pm

Closed on Holidays.

SWALCO also hosts three other FREE Residential Electronics Collection Drop Off locations in Lake County.

Click here for more information about this program and the locations.

Other programs in or around your community

  1. Food Waste Drop Off Site
Grayslake Recycling Center
585 Berry Avenue
Grayslake, IL. 60030
M-F 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - Noon

Closed on Holidays.

Click here for more information about this program.
  1. Municipal Recycling Center
Grayslake Recycling Center
585 Berry Avenue
Grayslake, IL. 60030
M-F 8 am to 3 pm & Saturday 8 am to 12 pm

Closed on Holidays.

Click here for more information about the center.
  1. Pharmaceutical Collection Site
  1. The Drug Take Back Act is active and the pharmaceutical industry will be responsible for financing the collection and destruction of drugs under the Act. They have a 501 (c) (3) called Med Project or another called Inmar that will be working with local law enforcement to continue the collection programs already in place. 

    Click here for more information and to find a local disposal site.

  1. Household Chemical Waste Disposal Options
  1. Option 1: Year-Round Public Drop Off (Appointments are Required - CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONE)
    The year-round program offers collections twice a month (except December). These events are held at SWALCO's Gurnee facility. 

    Option 2: Mobile Collection Events (Appointments are Required - CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONE)
    Mobile collection events take place April - October at various locations throughout Lake County. Please check our website frequently for event updates. You can also Like Us on Facebook, check us out on Twitter, and Linkedin. Plus you can sign up for the occasional newsletter. MOBILE EVENTS for 2024 are tentatively in the works, please check back soon.

    Option 3: Other Illinois Permanent HCW Facilities

    Click here for more information about this program.

  1. Appliances/Scrap Yard
Please visit our "Where do I Recycle this?" directory, select your category from the drop-down menu and click "search".
This will bring up a list of vendors who can assist with recycling your item(s).
  1. Something More Specific?
Please visit our "ODDS & ENDS" page for information about Paints, Needle/Sharps Disposal, Plastic Bags, Batteries, Light Bulbs, Dehumidifiers, and several other popular items.
  1. Frequently Asked Questions