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Solid Waste Agency of Lake County

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​News and Events

  • We're working our way to your neighborhood! We've recently added THREE additional bins to our Clothing & Textile Collection Program.    We now have 18 locations available to service Lake County residents.
  • SWALCO has the following Household Chemical Waste collection events scheduled for 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 44 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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