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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Illinois EPA Announces Difficulties with Household Chemical Waste (HCW) Collections

Due to the IEPA's directive, SWALCO must limit HCW events and materials accepted. SWALCO is asking residents with household chemicals to keep materials safely stored in their original manufacturer containers, until HCW collections fully resume.

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

The Next (next) Recycle-O-Rama is coming to Riverwoods!

Recycle-O-Rama Village of Riverwoods and SWALCO October 2022

The Village of Riverwoods, the Riverwoods Preservation Council and SWALCO will host another Recycle-O-Rama event on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9 am to 12:00 pm.

Please refer to the flyer for a list of items that will be accepted.  Only those i...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Community Recycling Event - Waukegan Park District

Waukegan Park District and SWALCO ROR October 8 2022 Flyer

Sponsored by Waukegan Park District, the City of Waukegan and SWALCO will host another recycling event on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10 am to 1:00 pm.

Please refer to the flyer for a list of items that will be accepted.  Only those items will ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Shred and Shed is coming to Waukegan!

Shred and Shed NAACP FBC CLE SWALCO City of Waukegan October 2022

Sponsored by NAACP Lake County, Cool Learning Experience, the City of Waukegan and SWALCO will host another recycling event on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9 am to 12:00 pm.

Please refer to the flyer for a list of items that will be accepted.  ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

FREE COMPOST for Lake County Residents

Compost Giveaway September 30 2022

Join us for a first in Lake County! SWALCO, University of Illinois Extension Lake County with the Master Gardeners will offer FREE COMPOST for Lake County Residents

Our Fall Compost Giveaway event will take place on September 30, 2022 from 11:00 am to 3:00...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

SWALCO Announces New Service for Special Materials

Special Materials Collection 2022

Beginning in late May, SWALCO will begin to host a monthly drop-off service for Latex Paint, Small Single-Use Propane Tanks & Fire Extinguishers for residents.  The associated fees will cover the cost of proper handling, storing and recycling...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Questions, Questions and more Questions!

Questions about clothing, textiles, shoes and educational/local outreach - Dial 847-377-4954 

Questions about electronic recycling, municipal data, "odd" items or items that don't show on one of our lists - Dial 847-377-4952

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

SOLD OUT - Rainbarrels and Compost Bins for 2022!

We hope to be back live at Independence Grove next Spring (2023) for our big event with Lake County Forest Preserves, with a fresh stock of new bins and barrels for you – fingers crossed!

Thank you.

Please send requests/questions to Merleanne Rampale: mrama...

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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: October 4, 2017

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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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