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Posted on: March 16, 2018

First HCW Mobile Event of 2018...Round Lake Beach here we come!

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The first HCW Mobile event for 2018 is planned for Saturday, April 28 running from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED.

Posted on: February 23, 2018

Are you familiar with our Reuse-A-Shoe Program?


SWALCO's Reuse-A-Shoe program has been working with groups from around the region for almost 14 years now. Please take a look at all the reasons you might want to consider participating in this worthwhile program which has local and global impact!

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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: October 4, 2017

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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 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: 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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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Microwaves, microwaves and more microwaves - Recycling & Disposal Options

In Illinois, this common kitchen appliance does not require any special disposal measures and are not included in the short list of items that are banned from disposal in Illinois landfills.  Microwave ovens are not accepted at any of SWALCO&...

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