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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

  • In conjunction with our Business Concierge Program, we are hosting an Electronics Recycling & Document Destruction Event on Tuesday, April 28th for LAKE COUNTY Businesses, Schools and Units of Government. Please review the DOT EVENT FLYER for additional information.
  • SAVE THE DATE...May 9th, 2015. Here are the details for We have finalized the details for our annual rain barrel and compost bins sale. Please see the FLYER for the news! Lake County Forest Preserves will also be hosting their annual Native Plant Sale on this date. Please visit the Lake County Forest Preserves website for additional details.
  • Fremont Township will be hosting a Paper-Shredding-Event on Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please see the attached Shredding Event Flyer for additional details.
  • Our 2nd HCW Mobile Event is on the books! We'll been at the Vernon Hills Metra Station on Saturday, May 16th from 8 am to 2:30 pm. Please review the VH 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:


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.