Highwood - Neighborhood Programs

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Highwood - is this your City? If so, let's explore the local waste & recycling programs in your neighborhood. If not, click here to return to the Neighborhood Programs main menu.
  1. History

The City of Highwood has been on the Board of Directors of our Agency since 1991. The City 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...

(844) 633-3577
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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.

Current observed holidays:

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

SWALCO hosts a variety of programs in your community

  1. Clothing & Textile Collection Program
Click here for a list of drop off locations in your area.

Click here for more information about this program.
  1. Shoe Reuse Program (Reuse-A-Shoe)
Highwood: City Hall
17 Highwood Avenue
Highwood, IL. 60040

*During regular business/operational hours

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  1. Residential Electronics Recycling
SWALCO hosts (4) 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. Pharmaceutical Collection Site
Click here for a map of drop off locations in your area.

Click here for more information about this program.
  1. Food Scrap Drop Off Collection Site
  1. Nearest drop off locations are: 

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

    1350 N. Old Rand Road
    Wauconda, IL. M - Th 8 am to 5 pm & Fridays 8 am to 4 pm

    Click here for more information about this program. 

  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, located at 1311 North Estes Street. Please use Route 41 to Delany Road (North) to Grove (East) to Estes.

    Option 2: Mobile Collection Events (First Come, First Served)
    Mobile collection events take place April - November 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, Linkedin and Tumblr. Plus you can sign up for the occasional newsletter. MOBILE EVENTS for 2023 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