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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Recycle-O-Rama is coming to Waukegan!

2021 Recycling Event Poster Bilingual SWALCO WPD

Scheduled for Saturday, October 23rd - Please check out the Event Flyer for more details! Sponsored by Waukegan Park District, SWALCO and City of Waukegan.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Local Styrofoam Collection Program Available

This program is open to the PUBLIC and we encourage you to visit! The site is open on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 2 pm, Fridays from 9 am to 11 am AND on the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to NOON.

Please bring CLEAN and DRY items - a quick rinse with s...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Don't Forget to Sign Up for our Newsletter

We post information regarding our programs and events on a regular basis. Please take a moment sign up to keep tabs on what's coming up next!

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Preparing your Household Chemical Waste for Drop Off - TidBit

Please visit our "How to Prepare your HCW for Delivery" page - This will provide you with the information you need!

Thank you for your consideration.

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Our Gurnee Facility DOES NOT collect ELECTRONICS

There are (4) sites available in Lake County for residential electronics recycling. Please visit our Electronics page for more information.

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Posted on: August 17, 2017


The IEPA states "At every collection, in every part of the state, paint is the most common material delivered by Illinois citizens. Today's latex (water-based) paint has a very low level of toxicity. Disposing of it at a household hazardous waste col...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Our Administrative Staff hours vs. HCW Drop-Off Events

All household chemical waste drop-off events at our Gurnee facility are by APPOINTMENT ONLY

We truly understand how frustrating it can be to “do the right thing” – it take extra time and effort (and even gas money) but the fact is our HCW progra...

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