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Household Chemical Waste disposal Latex Paint disposal Electronics recycling Shoes recycling Clothing and Textiles recycling Composting and Rain Barrels information

​News and Events

  • SWALCO will be heading out to Lake Forest on Saturday, October 17th to host our 5th HCW Mobile Event of 2015! We're staging at the Municipal Service Center on Field Drive. Collections begin at 8:00 am going until 2:30 pm. Please take a look at the 2015 Lake Forest HCW Event Flyer for additional details - Hope to see you there!
  • SIDEWALK SALE - We still have Rain barrels and a few Compost Bins available. Please call to reserve yours! Please review the FLYER for additional details.

  • We're working our way to your neighborhood! We've recently added yet another bin to our Clothing & Textile Collection Program at the Lake Zurich Public Works Facility! We now have 21 locations available to service Lake County residents.
  • SWALCO has the following Household Chemical Waste collection events scheduled in September:
    • Saturday, September 12th, 2015 (Thank you for your dedication - this date is booked! YES - Please check for cancellations, it could happen!!)
      SWALCO Gurnee Facility at 1311 N. Estes St., Gurnee, IL
      Appointment necessary!

    • Monday, September 28th, 2015
      SWALCO Gurnee Facility at 1311 N. Estes St., Gurnee, IL
      Appointment necessary!



The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, IL (SWALCO) was formed in 1991 to implement the Lake County Solid Waste Management Plan, and is comprised of 43 municipal members and Lake County.  The Agency and its five staff members are dedicated to implementing programs that increase reuse, recycling and composting and reduce Lake County's reliance on final disposal in landfills.  SWALCO's mission includes:

Read more about SWALCO or read our FAQ.