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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Shred & Recycling Event hosted by Senator Bush - This Saturday 8/18

2018 Shred and recycling fair info flyer

Lake County Senator Bush is hosting a shred and recycling event this Saturday, August 18th from 9 am to 12 pm in Lindenhurst. Please review event flyer for details!

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

The AUGUST BOD Meeting is Cancelled

As a reminder, the August Board of Directors meeting is cancelled.
The official notice has been issued - Our next BOD is October 18, 2018

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

One Day ONLY Special Electronics Recycling Event for Lake County BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS & GOVERNMENT

Electronics E-Works LCDOT August 28 2018

This one day special event will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Lake County Department of Transportation Facility located at 600 Winchester Road in Libertyville.  Recycling fees will be assessed for televisions...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Fourth HCW Mobile Event of 2018...Lake Forest here we come!

HCW_LakeForest_ 09_15_18_Flyer 2018

The fourth HCW Mobile event for 2018 is planned for Saturday, September 15 running from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED.

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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: 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 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: July 23, 2018

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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Posted on: October 4, 2017

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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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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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