60% Recycling Taskforce

The 2009 Solid Waste Management Plan Update, approved by the Lake County Board on April 13, 2010, contains a recommendation that requires both Lake County and SWALCO to convene a task force and appoint members to address the goal of increasing recycling in Lake County. The Lake County Board approved a Joint Resolution at its June 8, 2010 meeting to establish the 60% Recycling Task Force.

This Task Force was appointed and had its first meeting at the SWALCO Board meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2010. The group's directive was to investigate, evaluate and develop recommendations on how SWALCO and Lake County can realistically achieve a 60% recycling rate by 2020. After holding twelve meetings beginning in June 2010 and ending in October 2011, the Task Force approved a final report that contained 36 recommendations. This web page contains:
  • Information on the status of SWALCO members implementation of the recommendations and meeting the per capita disposal goals
  • An overview of the recommendations (residential, commercial, and construction and debris details)
  • Background information
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