What can I bring to the household chemical waste (HCW) events?

SWALCO conducts 30 HCW collection events each year, 24 are held at the Gurnee facility and 5 are held at various locations throughout the County. These events are for household chemical waste from households only, no business generated wastes are accepted. We have a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items on the HCW Page.

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1. How do I properly dispose of sharps/needles?
2. Can I get my gasoline container back?
3. How do I establish service, add or replace a collection container or inquire about billing matters?
4. What do I do with latex paint?
5. Where do I dispose of alkaline batteries?
6. How do I properly dispose of pharmaceuticals, prescriptions, medications, and supplements?
7. How can I find out about future recycling events?
8. Why can't I drop off my HCW at any time?
9. Who is my garbage collection vendor?
10. What goes in my curbside bin?
11. What can I put in SWALCO's Clothing & Textile bins?
12. Where can I get rid of empty/old propane canisters?
13. What can I bring to the household chemical waste (HCW) events?
14. Where can I recycle or dispose of my microwave?
15. Dehumidifiers. Where can I recycle these?
16. Are there any Shredding Events scheduled?
17. I live in an apartment building or townhouse, how can I recycle?
18. Does SWALCO have resources that might be helpful to teachers, PTO members, Scout Troop leaders, educators or youth group leaders looking for resources, programs and activities?
19. What happens to my electronics once I drop them off at a collection?
20. Where do I take car and sump pump (lead acid) batteries?