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Solid Waste Agency of Lake County

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​News and Events

  • The Solid Waste Hauling and Recycling Ordinance requires the annual licensing of all businesses that provide collection services for all types of residential, commercial and institutional facilities within Lake County. Please complete the 2015 License Application and the Final Year End Report for 2014, and mail originals to SWALCO.
  • We're working our way to your neighborhood! We've recently added yet another bin to our Clothing & Textile Collection Program at the Lake County Department of Transportation building in Libertyville!    We now have 19 locations available to service Lake County residents.


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:

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