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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

  • Another Residential Electronics Recycling Drop Off location has been added in Lake County! Cuba Township's Road District Facility has agreed to host this valuable location.The drop off site can be found here: 28070 W. Cuba Road in Barrington. This location is open M-F: 7:00 am to 2:30 pm.

  • END-OF-SEASON SALE - We're selling our Stock-O-Rain Barrels at a discount, just bring in your 2015 sales receipt and will we will drop the price another $5.00! Please send an email to to reserve yours! (Psst...Rain Barrels could also make a unique holiday present for that hard-to-buy-for friend or family member)

  • 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 November/December:



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.