Here you will find specific information about YOUR recycling program (and other collection services offered by your hauler).
Q: How do I establish service, add or replace a collection container or
inquire about billing matters?
A: Most Lake County municipalities contract with a single company to provide recycling and waste collection services, however, some residents and businesses may contract for these services on their own. For more information about establishing service, adding or replacing collection containers and billing matters, contact your local service provider or city/village officials.
Q: I live in an apartment building or townhouse, how can I recycle?
A: People who live in apartments, condominiums or town houses should contact their property management or association to establish recycling services. For a list of service providers, drop-off centers and buy-back/scrap yards, please visit Waste Services and Facilities.
Q: What if my community is not part of SWALCO?
A: A variety of municipal recycling service providers and facilities operate in Lake County that SWALCO does not operate. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate municipality business below.
When you click on the municipality you are interested in learning more about you will find the following information:
Waster Hauler: the hauler who provides residential collection services and a phone number to contact them,
PAYT: whether you have a Pay as You Throw (PAYT) option.
Recycle Type: whether you have a large cart (typically 65 or 95 gallons) or smaller bin (18 gallons) for your recyclables,
Upgrade Option: whether you have the option to upgrade the size of your recycling cart, at no cost, to the largest size available (95 gallons) and if yes, which month or months of the year that option is provided for in the hauling contract, and
Waste Recycling / Information: a link to more detailed information about the refuse, recycling and landscape waste services in your municipality.
Please consider changing your refuse collection service to a PAYT option if your municipality provides it.
A graduated cart option means that you can choose the size of the refuse cart you get and pay less every month the smaller size cart you get. A sticker program typically involves paying a lower monthly fee to cover the cost of the recycling truck collecting from your house, and then your refuse cost is based solely on the number of bags or cans you put out at the curb, each requiring a sticker to be affixed to the bag or can in order for it to be collected. The sticker option is a great way to reduce your program costs and provides the greatest incentive for you to recycle first and trash last. If you are interested in changing your service with your hauler, please contact them with the phone number provided.