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​News and Events

  • The College of Lake County is hosting  its 5th Annual Green Conference on Wednesday, May 27th at 8 am to 5:30 pm which will explore the impacts of climate change. Please review the Event Flyer for additional details.
  • Our 3rd HCW Mobile Event is on the books! We'll been at the Wauconda High School on Saturday, June 6th from 8 am to 2:30 pm. Please review the Wauconda HCW Event Flyer for more 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 Bluff Public Works Facility & Recycling Center! We now have 20 locations available to service Lake County residents.
  • SWALCO has the following Household Chemical Waste collection event scheduled for May/June:



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.