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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Our HCW Program will return in Early 2023

We anticipate receiving "SHARABLE" news from the Illinois EPA within the next few weeks (hopefully sooner!). 

We are eager to get our facility back up and running to support the responsible disposal of household chemical wastes. ...

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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: May 3, 2022

Service for Special Materials continues into 2023

Special Materials Collection 2022

Continuing in March 2023, SWALCO will 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/reuse...

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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: 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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