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Posted on: August 16, 2017

End of the Summer - Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale

One Day Bin and Barrel Sale - September 15, 2017

To help tackle the Fall clean up in your backyard, we will be hosting a Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale here at our Gurnee Facility on September 15th from 10 am to 2 pm.
Cash & Checks ONLY.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Our Adminstrative 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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Posted on: August 14, 2017

The next HCW Mobile Collection event is coming to Lake Forest...

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The fourth HCW Mobile event for 2017 is planned for Saturday, September 30th running from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED.

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

NO LATEX PAINT, Please!

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 22, 2016

Our Gurnee Facility DOES NOT collect ELECTRONICS

Appointments ARE necessary for HCW drop-offs. 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: July 24, 2017

HCW Public Drop Events for August - Get your appointment today!

SWALCO’s HCW collection program diverts HCW from the municipal waste stream by sending it to IEPA approved recycling and reuse facilities thereby reducing the volume and toxicity of our municipal waste stream. Our HCW program is a hybrid program consistin...

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