COVID-19 Info & Updates

SWALCO’s office is currently closed to the public, Our staff is limiting their working hours to help decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness and lower the impact of COVID-19. We will continue to communicate through our website and social media outlets. We will have limited access to our emails and voicemails during this time, so please note that responses may take longer than usual. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these uncertain times, please check back to this page for the most recent updates regarding solid waste management in Lake County, IL. 

Residential Waste Collection Services in Lake County, IL COVID-19 Update

Curbside Collection Updates 4/10/2020


COVID-19 & Recycling Safety 4/10/2020

PPE Recycling Draft3b 4-9-2020

SWALCO Household Chemical Waste Collection Events COVID-19 Update

All Household Chemical Waste Collection events have been canceled until further notice. This includes our public drop off events in Gurnee and our mobile events. This information will be updated as changes occur.

SWALCO Clothing & Textiles Public Drop Off Program COVID-19 Update

We are not accepting donations of clothing and textiles at this time at any of our year-round drop off sites.  This is for the safety of all workers, and our wonderful residents who continue to donate and support these efforts.  Your support of this program not only aids the environment, but our local community as well.

We ask that you please hold on to your donations until the program resumes.  Thank you again for your support.  Please refer to our Clothing and Textiles web page for program details.  This information will be updated as changes occur. 

SWALCO Residential Electronics Recycling Program COVID-19 Update

Several SWALCO supported Residential Electronics Collection Drop Off Program locations remain open during their regularly scheduled times of operations.  Please refer to the Residential Electronics Drop Off Locations web page for a up to date listing of these sites and hours.  This information will be updated as changes occur.

SWALCO Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale

SWALCO and the Lake County Forest Preserves annual Compost Bin, Rain Barrel and Native Plant Sale scheduled for May 9 at Independence Grove, Libertyville has been cancelled. This information will be updated if the event can be rescheduled for later this year.

Pharmaceutical Collection Programs

Pharmaceutical collection locations may have reduced or suspended collections at this time. Please use the interactive map link find a drop off location near you.  Check first to confirm that they are open.

More information about Lake County Closures and Service Modifications

Lake County Government is focused on protecting the health and safety of the community and our employees while continuing to deliver services to the greatest extent possible for the people and organizations we serve.  Click on this website link to view additional information and updates as they becomes available.